Governor Sanford ‘Found’ Hiking The Appalachian Trail…But Wearing What?

June 23, 2009

South Carolina (ChattahBox) – Governor Mark Sanford, who has been missing for several days, has been ‘found’. Or, his staff has finally admitted where he was in the first place, and it isn’t what you might think.

Apparently, Sanford is hiking the Appalachian Trail, something he frequently enjoys doing, ending four days during which staff and state officials said they had not heard from him.  Why, some may ask, was he choosing to hike on Father’s Day, of all days? Well, Jimmy Orr of the Christian Science Monitor has an interesting theory.

For all those not hip to the hippie holidays, last week was Naked Hiking Day, a day in which nudity and nature enthusiasts gather to celebrate the summer solstice by trekking across the Appalachian Trail in their birthday suits.

Now, it may seem like a slightly out there theory, that the ultra-Conservative governor was partaking in this little naughty annual event. But his camp isn’t denying it, and they certainly allowed people to think Sanford was missing for awhile without setting the record straight, despite knowing where he was at the time,or did they?

“I apologize for taking so long to send this update, and was waiting to see if a more definitive idea of what part of the trail he was on before we did so,” his spokesman said.

Uh huh.

One person not impressed with the explanation is SC Lieutenant Governor AndreBauer, who tells Politico that he believes his office was misled by Sanford’s staff, who he says didn’t actually know where the governor was despite their claims. According to Politico, Bauer called Sanford’s office Monday and requested an “immediate phone conversation with the governor.” “That request was denied because the governor’s chief of staff does not know where the governor is and has not communicated with the governor since he left South Carolina last Thursday,” Bauer told Politico. “I cannot take lightly that his staff has not had communication with him for more than four days and that no one, including his own family, knows his whereabouts.”

What if an emergency had occured? Strange behavior for a man who may have aspirations for a 2012 White House run.


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6 Responses to “Governor Sanford ‘Found’ Hiking The Appalachian Trail…But Wearing What?”

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  3. Old Man Dotes on June 23rd, 2009 7:23 pm

    This article is confusing. Who is the Governor of South Carolina? Is it Mark Sanford, or Andre Bauer?

  4. Bear on June 23rd, 2009 7:42 pm

    Sorry OMD,

    It should have read, Lieutenant Governor Andre’ Bauer

  5. Chris White on June 24th, 2009 7:08 am

    Andre Bauer was outted last week by a well known lesbian politician. Bauer is just trying to change the subject.

    Report of Andre’s NASCAR weekends and you will have yourself an X rated affair for sure.

  6. john.w.kiely on June 24th, 2009 8:05 pm

    How in God’s name could a fine southern gentlemen fall so hard yet once again…
    William Faulkner once wrote in Intruder in the Dust that for every southern boy it is always within his reach to be there on that early July day before the flags were unfurled from the cannisters, the troops are in line and the cannons are ready slightly before 1PM on that fateful day — and he will always have that moment for himself before the war was lost….

    How could he ….

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