South Carolina's Governor is missing on the AT
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Dave .
(Ramapo) - F - M
South Carolina's Governor is missing on the AT on 06/22/2009 22:21:40 MDT Print View

Check it out:

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2009/06/sanford_story_takes_more_serious_turn.php?ref=fpblg

He was in the news recently for refusing stimulus money.

Wonder how he feels about tax payer funded SAR?

Mark McLauchlin
(markmclauchlin) - MLife

Locale: Western Australia
Re: South Carolina's Governor is missing on the AT on 06/23/2009 00:09:04 MDT Print View

I reckon he would be in for the SAR funding :)

Let's hope he returns safely, never nice to hear someone has gone missing.

Robert Bryant
(KG4FAM) - F

Locale: Upstate
HE IS NOT MISSING, HE JUST WENT HIKING. on 06/23/2009 06:14:33 MDT Print View

I am a South Carolinian and as much as I hate the guy I have to take his side on this one.

Edited by KG4FAM on 06/23/2009 16:41:21 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: South Carolina's Governor is missing on the AT on 06/23/2009 07:27:34 MDT Print View

As noted, he is NOT missing. He is HIKING.

Big difference ;-) He needed time to clear his head and think. Cannot blame the man - and apparently his security knows where is.

Dave .
(Ramapo) - F - M
AT = Argentine Trail on 06/24/2009 08:41:19 MDT Print View

For those of you keeping track, a reporter spotted Sanford in the Atlanta airport. Turns out he wasn't hiking at all. He was in Argentina.

I'm sure nothing shady was going on...

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2009/06/appalachian_argentine_trail.php?ref=fpblg

What an awesome story.

Mark Regalia
(markr) - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz
Nothing shady at all on 06/25/2009 14:16:25 MDT Print View

He was just visiting his girlfriend. Of course he is married. Oh well. You would think by now politicians would have figured out how easy it is for them to get caught.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
How sweet it is on 06/25/2009 20:02:40 MDT Print View

to see a guy who voted for 3 of the 4 articles of impeachment brought against Bill Clinton hoisted on his own pitard.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
at. on 06/25/2009 20:53:13 MDT Print View

well, he was doing some strenous long-distance activity... but not on the AT.

sit on your petard n' get hoisted!

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: at. on 06/25/2009 20:57:55 MDT Print View

Maybe if he'd learned LNT principles.....

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: A T on 06/26/2009 09:45:20 MDT Print View

For a married man to rendevous in Argentina is bad enough. How does a governor think he can ever get away with this? Stupid through and through...

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: A T on 06/26/2009 11:10:54 MDT Print View

How does a governor think he can ever get away with this?

I can't resist offering this perfectly simple explanation, hopefully not in TOO bad taste .... it was once explained to me that men are created with two heads but not enough blood supply to simultaneously operate both of them.

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: South Carolina's Governor is missing on the AT on 06/26/2009 14:36:26 MDT Print View

No really honey, I really AM hiking the AT!

Richard Lyon
(richardglyon) - MLife

Locale: Bridger Mountains
Of course you are on 06/26/2009 15:14:15 MDT Print View

No one ever doubted you

Jim MacDiarmid
(jrmacd) - MLife
What happens on the AT . . . on 06/26/2009 16:19:38 MDT Print View

stays on the AT!

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
South Carolina's Governor is missing on the AT on 06/26/2009 16:47:37 MDT Print View

I read that the AT has lots of ups and downs,can be a dirty affair where one can get sweaty and occasionally wet, is this correct ?
Franco

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
at. on 06/26/2009 17:02:12 MDT Print View

yes, i fear that the governor did NOT realize that the trail has many Pointless Ups and Downs.

Dave .
(Ramapo) - F - M
Republican track record on the AT since 2006: on 06/26/2009 17:45:44 MDT Print View

It's not just Sanford who's been on the AT.

Again, for those of you trying to keep track this is what the Republican party has been doing on the AT since 2006:

September 2006: Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.), a fierce opponent of child pornography, resigns after it surfaces that he has sent illicit emails to teenage pages.

October 2006: Current Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons is accused of assaulting a woman in a parking garage by throwing her against a wall and threatening to rape her. She drops criminal charges, citing intimidation by his campaign. She does, however, file a civil suit. In June 2009, Gibbons asks a judge to seal his phone records against her lawyers, something that may also have to do with his ongoing divorce proceedings, in which he's accused of more affairs.

April 2007: Randall Tobias, Bush's Global AIDS Coordinator who spoke out against prostitution (and condom use, for that matter), resigns from the State Department after he is linked to an escort service. He maintained that there was no sex, just massages.

July 2007: Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), an abstinence-only sex ed advocate, is linked to the D.C. Madam's high-end escort service. He has not resigned, and plans to seek re-election next year.

July 2007: Glenn Murphy Jr., president of the Young Republican National Federation who advised GOP-ers to use g_ay marriage as a wedge issue, is accused of trying to perform oral sex on a sleeping 22-year-old man. In 1998, a young man had filed an uncannily similar report against Murphy.

July 2007: Florida State Rep. Bob Allen, the co-chair of McCain's 2008 Florida campaign, is arrested for offering an undercover cop $20 for the privilege of performing oral sex on him. He later says he was afraid of becoming a "statistic," as he thought the black cop was a mugger. Allen previously advocated keeping g_ay couples from adopting children and applying stiffer penalties for lewd acts.

August 2007: Sen. Larry "Wide Stance" Craig (R-ID) pleads guilty in August 2007 to disorderly conduct for soliciting sex from an undercover cop in a Minneapolis airport bathroom. He refuses to resign, but does not run for re-election.

May 2008: Family values champ Rep. Vito Fossella (R-NY) ends his re-election bid after a drunk driving arrest leads to the revelation that he has had both an affair and a child with another woman.

June 2009: Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), who called on Clinton to resign and has spoken about the "sanctity of marriage," admits to an affair with Cynthia Hampton, a staffer and the wife of another Ensign staffer, whom Ensign helped to secure new employment after the affair was discovered.

June 2009: South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who called for the ousters of Bill Clinton and Rep. Bob Livingston (R-LA) over their extramarital affairs, admits to a year-long affair with a woman in Buenos Aires after disappearing for a week.

Family values, baby, family values...

Also, note that the trail sees the heaviest use in the summer months.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: A T on 06/26/2009 18:02:32 MDT Print View

"it was once explained to me that men are created with two heads but not enough blood supply to simultaneously operate both of them."

Guess which one has priority. ;}

jim draucker
(mtnjim) - MLife

Locale: Shenandoah Valley VA
Wow on 06/26/2009 18:52:29 MDT Print View

Why can't people learn to be comfortable In there own skin?
I am going to watch the sunset with my wife now

Jim

Brian UL
(MAYNARD76)

Locale: New England
Re: Republican track record on the AT since 2006: on 06/26/2009 19:12:14 MDT Print View

Thank you everyone for educating us that politicians are full of sh@t.
News flash- politicians are two faced phonies! (no it cant be true!)
Its nice to see some of you catching up with the rest of the world.