Remember those books that were popular a few years ago called “Where’s Waldo? “ You had to find “Waldo“, who wore a red-striped shirt, silly cap and big glasses, in a picture of a sea of hundreds of people doing odd or silly things around the world. I remember having a lot of fun with those books, but now I have a real-life “Waldo” and his name is Governor Mark Sanford (SC-R) and he has once again disappeared.
According to LATimes.com (http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-us-mark-sanford-vacation,0,981164.story), embattled South Carolina Governor, Mark Sanford, who attempted to bugger off last year to visit his Argentinean lover, Maria Belen Chapur while married, seems to have buggered off again without explanation. His wife, Jenny Sanford, has since left him, filed for divorced, coined a memoir and went on about her business.
Now Governor Sanford has apparently disappeared once again without checking in with his cronies or anybody else for that matter. He didn’t even tell Lieutenant Governor Andrea Bauer, who takes charge in his absence, that he was going anywhere. He just flew the coop just like he did last year unexpectedly and inexplicably.
So where in the world is Mark Sanford this time? He can’t use the same lie he used last year and say that he was going hiking alone on the Appalachian Trail, but was then caught on video hauling hips across an airport to catch a flight to Argentina. Maybe this time he can say that he was abducted by aliens. Yeah, that’ll work!
According to the LATimes.com article, apparently, Sanford has spent time with lover, Maria Belen Chapur, in Florida as recently as one month ago. I guess true love never dies.
In a rain of tears and feigned regret, Mark Sanford, admitted last year that he was guilty as charged and was slipping the sausage to the Argentinean beauty, who was a separated, single mom of two boys and a reporter. A series of passionate and erotic love letters between Chapur and Sanford surfaced online after last year’s tryst that could bring the screenwriters for “The Notebook” to tears. Funny, but he doesn’t look like the hot and passionate type and is not exactly sexiest man alive, but looks can be deceiving. Who knows? He may be the Peter North of politics! Maybe I’m assuming too much and he just disappears annually to relax and play a game or two of checkers. Maybe he’s just like the climate in Argentina.
So, Governor Sanford is up to his annual disappearing act once again. Let’s see where he’ll pop up again this time! Play on, Player!