Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mark Sanford Again

There's a post in the Huffington Post by Christopher Lamb on 9 January 2012 titled "South Carolina: The State Of Irony." He points out the comedic reputation of South Carolina's politics (deserved or not). Okay, here's the relevant stuff:
Comedy comes so naturally to South Carolina politicians that they're often at their funniest when they aren't trying to be, such as when former Gov. Mark Sanford put the "whoopee" in whoopee cushion.

In June 2009, Sanford went AWOL without telling anyone, including, presumably, his staff. When asked about the governor's whereabouts, his befuddled spokesman told reporters that Sanford was "hiking the Appalachian Trail." In reality, Sanford, who had run for office on his strong family values, was visiting his paramour in Argentina. Sanford's greatest contribution in office may have been his addition of the phrase, "hiking the Appalachian Trail" to the American lexicon.
Okay, on to other things.

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