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South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has returned from a trip to Argentina, The State newspaper reports. He was not hiking on the Appalachian Trail, as his aides told reporters to explain his mysterious absence.
"I wanted to do something exotic," Sanford told The State. "It's a great city."
But he said he didn't know why his staff provided that explanation to the media and that he couldn't figure out why his disappearance drew so much attention.
ATLANTA (Reuters) - South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford said on Wednesday he was resigning as Chairman of the Republican Governors' Association after admitting to having an affair and being unfaithful to his wife.
"I've been unfaithful to my wife," he told a news conference in the South Carolina capital of Columbia after returning from a secret private trip to Argentina.
S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford -- after days when his whereabouts were unknown -- says he has been unfaithful to his wife.
His voice choking at times, Sanford apologized to his wife and four sons, his staff and supporters, and said he would resign immediately as head of the Republican Governors Association. The affair was discovered five months ago, Sanford said.
Originally posted by drift393
Didnt the Bush family buy large tracts of land in Argentina? Wonder what the draw of that place is!
Originally posted by kosmicjack
reply to post by HunkaHunka
When you are out of the loop and fail to let people know where you are so that measures can be taken to secure the state's interest - you are shirking your responsibilities.
Sanford's announcement was the latest twist in a story that began as a mystery but now has turned into a fiasco for Sanford, whose staff provided a series of increasingly confusing cover stories when his whereabouts became the subject of global news coverage.
“I don’t know how this thing got blown out of proportion,” the governor told The State newspaper of Columbia, S.C., after he landed at the Atlanta airport Wednesday morning.