Very strange, indeed, as was noted in The State over the weekend:
Shortly before then-Gov. Mark Sanford left office this month, The State asked the two-term Republican what his immediate plans were.
Sanford said he was going to jump on I-26 and head east to the coast, where his sons live with his former wife.
It turns out that I-26 runs through Uruguay. Photos taken shortly after Sanford’s departure from office show him basking in the sun in Punte Del Este with soul mate, Maria Belen Chapur.
The two certainly look in love in the photos, one of which shows Chapur leaning out of her beach chair to kiss Sanford, who is sitting in a hole in the sand.
First, he bends the Appalachian Trail to run through Argentina. Now this.
My first reaction to this is, why does he always feel the need to lie? To his staff (and through them, to South Carolina) in the first instance, and to all of us through the MSM this time.
But then I thought, well, maybe it wasn’t a lie. Maybe he did spend a day or two with the kids before heading south of the border. And I-26 does run to some airports that go that way.
But still. Never mind whether it’s lying or not. Since he’s not governor any more, why couldn’t he just not say anything about his plans? It’s truly none of our business now. Even if asked, I would think he would say, Well, that’s my business. Why construct a false trail? I don’t get it. But then, I still don’t get the “soulmate” interviews. It makes no kind of sense.
Well, maybe it’s the last we’ll hear about all this… Yeah, I know. But I can dream, can’t I?