It really wasn’t Mark Sanford’s fault

This is a copy of the Appalachian Trail map that my sources say was given to Gov. Sanford for his hike. So his confusion is perfectly understandable. I’m also told that the source of the faulty map was a South Carolina Capitol reporter, which of course makes this entire mess the media’s fault, as many have suggested.

UPDATE:

Sanford just had his press conference, in which he confessed to cheating on his wife and apologized to all who had faith in him. He handled it about as well as could be expected, explaining a classless act in a pretty classy fashion.

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Kamchak

June 24th, 2009
1:58 pm

The faulty intelligence card?

getalife

June 24th, 2009
1:59 pm

Hilarious Jay.

Here is the reporter that busted him out:

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2009/06/caught_red-handed.php?ref=fpblg

His press conference should be fun.

@@

June 24th, 2009
2:00 pm

Too funny, jay.

RealityKing

June 24th, 2009
2:04 pm

Tabloid news coverage.. Your liberal bias is showing again Jay.

RAMBLE ON!!!

June 24th, 2009
2:05 pm

Does she work for the National Enquire? They are the ones who break the real stories?

Oh wait, wrong party, my bad. I mean it’s not like he is a Democrat running for President of the United States and cheating on his dying wife or having babies out of wed lock, or something.

Who cares about that, Jay have we 100% confirmed yet if Bristol’s baby is indeed hers or Sarah’s?

WhoCares

June 24th, 2009
2:07 pm

Cut the guy some slack. I know every time I go to South Carolina I look forward to leaving.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 24th, 2009
2:08 pm

OMG, the guy goes on vacation, the moonbats obsess over it.

Maybe you should take a vacation, hack.

Turd Ferguson

June 24th, 2009
2:08 pm

Perhaps Robert Byrd might be the Governor of our new State of Argentina and might reinstate the KKK.

Doggone/GA

June 24th, 2009
2:09 pm

“hack”

That’s a bad cough you have there. Maybe you need to give up smoking. Cancer kills, you know.

Doggone/GA

June 24th, 2009
2:12 pm

“Cut the guy some slack”

Or give him enough rope?

Normal

June 24th, 2009
2:14 pm

MIZ G and I nailed this, this morning. He was on the Trail (in Argentina) seeing a Gay, illegal immigrant, black bear with the H1N1 virus. Nothing more needs to be said…

RealityKing

June 24th, 2009
2:14 pm

America is more interested in what he was doing in Argentina. Was it really a vacation? Paid for by? Political inside connections?? Sexual shenanigans?? We read the NYTimes when we want tabliod news.., not that we expect much more from the AJC.

Normal

June 24th, 2009
2:16 pm

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 24th, 2009
2:08 pm
OMG, the guy goes on vacation, the moonbats obsess over it.

Maybe you should take a vacation, hack.
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Not even you WHINER, would go on vacation and not tell ANYONE if you were the Governor (G-d forbid)

RAMBLE ON!!!

June 24th, 2009
2:17 pm

I thought the NYT made the news and the AJC reported it?

RealityKing

June 24th, 2009
2:18 pm

Meanwhile.., while Obama consults with his doofus VP on his next “strong respone”. That may or may not prevent the Mullahs from a more deadly response..

“Protesters Reportedly Shot ‘Like Animals’ in Iran”

WhoCares

June 24th, 2009
2:19 pm

I gotta feeling this ones going nowhere fast.

Doggone/GA

June 24th, 2009
2:19 pm

“Not even you WHINER, would go on vacation and not tell ANYONE if you were the Governor ”

Are you SURE about that?

getalife

June 24th, 2009
2:21 pm

Come on cons.

So, he is a kook like you.

Let’s see your sense of humor because this story is funny.

RealityKing

June 24th, 2009
2:24 pm

Just so you’d know… I’m planning on taking vacation the second week of July. And not telling you or my secretary where I’m going.

Oh wait! Mark’s on TV. Biting my nails.., NOT!

RealityKing

June 24th, 2009
2:27 pm

Affair! Affair!!

Sanford Space -- A GOP Oddity

June 24th, 2009
2:28 pm

…This is Ground Control to Major TomTom
You’ve really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare

“This is Major TomTom to Ground Control
I’m stepping through the door
And I’m floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today

For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do

Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles
I’m feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much (she knows!)
Ground Control to Major TomTom
Your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong…

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 24th, 2009
2:29 pm

Not even you WHINER, would go on vacation and not tell ANYONE if you were the Governor (G-d forbid)

Abnormal- Where’s the love?

Just sayin……

Bark, bark.

grrrrrrrr

eewwww

DB, Gwinnettian

June 24th, 2009
2:30 pm

Snort.

But Jay, aren’t you fearful that the mighty Erik Son-of-Erik over at redstate will stomp his teeny feetsies and shriek “LIBRUL BASSS” for all to hear if he sees this?

getalife

June 24th, 2009
2:31 pm

He apologizes to his family for cutting and running to get laid.

He apologizes to his staff, friends and the people for cutting and running to get laid.

Then spews religion.

Just another con hypocrite.

Wes

June 24th, 2009
2:31 pm

Jay,

The guy threw away whatever shot he had at the presidency.

Why do you care about elaborating on it?

RealityKing

June 24th, 2009
2:31 pm

How could you miss that Jay!??

Religous baching begins…, now.

Turd Ferguson

June 24th, 2009
2:34 pm

“He apologizes to his family for cutting and running to get laid.
He apologizes to his staff, friends and the people for cutting and running to get laid.
Then spews religion.
Just another con hypocrite.”

Kinda reminds ya of Clinton and Jesse and many other democrats eh!

Turd Ferguson

June 24th, 2009
2:35 pm

Lets send Carter over to Iran to march with the protesters.

RealityKing

June 24th, 2009
2:35 pm

Resigns as chairman of governors association.
Yep, he’s a republican.

Oh wait.., the wife already knew, for 5 months!

Angry Black Man

June 24th, 2009
2:36 pm

Yet another unfaithful politician… Oh well. That’s the end of that story.

getalife

June 24th, 2009
2:37 pm

The trip to Argentina was a long distance booty call.

Wife knew of the affair.

Doggone/GA

June 24th, 2009
2:39 pm

“That’s the end of that story.”

Yeah…but it sounds like the Cons need to get tracking bracelets on their politicians, or they won’t have anyone left to run in 2012!

Turd Ferguson

June 24th, 2009
2:40 pm

Perhaps we could recruit John Edwards!! Well…maybe not.

Angry Black Man

June 24th, 2009
2:40 pm

getalife
If he had a woman from there, I can’t blame him for wanting to smack that arse. Have you seen some of the women from the Southern Hemisphere?

Bosch

June 24th, 2009
2:40 pm

Please tell me this guy wasn’t a “sanctity of marriage” type. Please.

Shawny

June 24th, 2009
2:40 pm

who cares? next…

gttim

June 24th, 2009
2:41 pm

If the press does not ask for a comment from every Republican politician who publicly attacked John Edwards, it will be further proof that the press is in the bag for the GOP! Wait, we already know that.

I hope somebody can track down anything Sanford said about John Edwards.

I need popcorn! This is hilarious!

Goldie

June 24th, 2009
2:41 pm

Mark Sanford — just another member of the Grumpy Old People’s party, out of touch with his emotions, family and constituents!

RealityKing

June 24th, 2009
2:42 pm

Oh darn, he went down there to break it off. So much for being Clintonesk..

Angry Black Man

June 24th, 2009
2:43 pm

This would have been a good day to be at work. Maybe I could have seen who he was traveling with. Gotta call somebody and get the dirt.

@@

June 24th, 2009
2:44 pm

Better hurry, jay, news is breaking on top of you.

Turd Ferguson

June 24th, 2009
2:44 pm

Travel to Argentina for a rendezvous…she must be some woman. I guess Sanford is now what they call an “International Playboy”!!?

RealityKing

June 24th, 2009
2:44 pm

Which brings up the question that the progressive media never dared ask the Obamas. Why DID Michelle not hardly talk to Barack for 2 yrs??

Doggone/GA

June 24th, 2009
2:44 pm

Wonder if he’ll resign now?

Mrs. Godzilla

June 24th, 2009
2:45 pm

Perry, Ensign, Sanford out…..

2012 They’ll have to run Megan McCain…..

He Got those GOP Blues

June 24th, 2009
2:46 pm

It must be hard being a Republican when times are tough and all the GOP philosophies are found to be fantasies and every time you make a call on the party line, all you get is put on hold or told to just say no. Cut the poor guy some slack. He might be ready to come around to the Democratic Party way of thinking — reality-based thinking. It just takes some folks a little longer than others.

Mark Sanford

June 24th, 2009
2:47 pm

So funny…ha ha ha. Now SHUT UP you bunch a punks. She was worth every minute of it and so what if my political career is now in the dumpster. Hell with all of ya!

I renounce my US Citizenship, will leave this Country, vow to NEVER return and marry my precious Conzuela! Screw you guys!

catlady

June 24th, 2009
2:47 pm

His wife told him to take a hike, so he took it to Argentina. Great map, Jay!

RealityKing

June 24th, 2009
2:47 pm

ABC must be pissed!

Uno Momento

June 24th, 2009
2:49 pm

I wonder if she is carrying their love child?

RealityKing

June 24th, 2009
2:49 pm

Just so you’d know.., not going to Argentina in mid July.

getalife

June 24th, 2009
2:49 pm

At least he did not drag out his wife like Vitter.

He said he spent the last 5 days crying.

Is that the new younger generations term for sex?

Many lies in that press conference but typical for a con hypocrite.

catlady

June 24th, 2009
2:49 pm

So, um, why did he go to Argentina? To break off the affair? To continue the affair? To get Argentine citizenship? Long-distance booty call? WTH?

lovelyliz

June 24th, 2009
2:51 pm

Don’t cry for me Argentina?!?!?!?

Doggone/GA

June 24th, 2009
2:53 pm

Something like this happens…I don’t care who the public figure is…I always remember some Congressman (after Clinton’s affair became public) saying if that was HIM, the next thing he’d hear from his wife is “How do I reload this thing?”

Pepe Lopez

June 24th, 2009
2:53 pm

EH!!!…Who you think you are big American that come down here and violate our woman. I call you out now Meester Sanford!! You choose Meester Sanford…bottle, knives or guns…what it gonna be? OLE’!!

catlady

June 24th, 2009
2:54 pm

Are we sure it is with a WOMAN? This guy is so messed up. Get him out of there!

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 24th, 2009
2:54 pm

Liz Cheney Reacts To Presser On Iran- Cheney: “President Obama said that we’re going to offer unconditional talks if you unclench your fist and in response they’re shooting young women in the streets in Tehran.”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/06/24/liz_cheney_reacts_to_presser_on_iran.html

If Obozo was my president, I’d talk about Sanford too.

Normal

June 24th, 2009
2:54 pm

The Governor admits affair!! It was the bear, OMG!!

Speedy Gonzalez

June 24th, 2009
2:56 pm

Im Pissed! Ahndaley, Ahndaley, Ariba, Ariba!!!

Normal

June 24th, 2009
2:56 pm

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 24th, 2009
2:29 pm
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Whiner, you are a HOOT!

wet wiccan

June 24th, 2009
2:57 pm

Maybe he was kidnapped by Gypsies!

Mark Sanford

June 24th, 2009
2:58 pm

If only they had waited until to start the Faulkland’s War this little affair couldve been buried on the back page of the sports section, darnit.

lovelyliz

June 24th, 2009
2:59 pm

Note to Republicans, especially the neo-conservatives, the only sex life you should be worried about is your own. If they aren’t sleeping with you and yours it’s NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.

(Actually the Dems and voters at large should heed this advice too)

@@

June 24th, 2009
3:00 pm

Obama’s secret love letter to Iran’s Grand Ayatollah.

I wonder…

will Obama’s love affair continue after viewing Iran’s adventures into S&M?

Mrs. Godzilla

June 24th, 2009
3:00 pm

“WHEEEEEEWWWWW”

sound of righties everywhere to discover it was a mistress not a mister!

Mark Sanford

June 24th, 2009
3:01 pm

Thanks Lovelyliz and I couldnt agree more. So uuhhh, you wanna meet for a drink say, “after hours”?

Turd Ferguson

June 24th, 2009
3:03 pm

Seems Mister Obama has embarked on a rear-end kissing campaign…Iran, Syria, Venezuela…Wonder who could be next?

He Got those GOP Blues

June 24th, 2009
3:06 pm

The GOP needs to start charging Stewart and Colbert for this stuff. There’s so much to work with, they could even offer a bulk rate.

Northern Songs Ltd

June 24th, 2009
3:06 pm

At least 55 people were killed and 116 wounded Wednesday when two blasts ripped through an outdoor market area in eastern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said.

And we hoot and holler over another horny politician. Sweet Jesus.

Kate

June 24th, 2009
3:08 pm

If he’d been smart he could have blamed it on a wrong turn due to his GPS!!

Bosch

June 24th, 2009
3:08 pm

It kills me – he said in the news conference that he was resigning as head of the GOP Governor’s Association because he was going to be traveling around the state asking his friends for forgiveness: ie. “Will you still give me campaign money?”

The only person he needs to be asking forgiveness for is his wife. Otherwise, admit it, and move on.

ByteMe

June 24th, 2009
3:09 pm

Great graphic, Jay. Truly a classic.

Poor Mark. His political career shot to heck by “Little Mark”.

Bosch

June 24th, 2009
3:09 pm

And BTW, the USA is beating Spain as of right now.

getalife

June 24th, 2009
3:09 pm

Ensign, Sanford, who is next to fall?

Romney?

RealityKing

June 24th, 2009
3:12 pm

So did he admit the affair to come clean or because he was about to be found out?? How about some traditional investigative reporting Jay?

getalife

June 24th, 2009
3:14 pm

RK,

The picture and reporter at the airport forced his hand.

At least you are commenting on this issue and not attacking our President.

Good for you.

@@

June 24th, 2009
3:14 pm

Wasn’t Mark Sanford the potential candidate who so impressed our former Finch?

cranky old man

June 24th, 2009
3:15 pm

Hmm. This is the same guy who threatened to turn down federal stimulus money for his state because accepting it would be “irresponsible?”

RealityKing

June 24th, 2009
3:15 pm

At least he didn’t try to blame the definition of a word..

TnGelding

June 24th, 2009
3:16 pm

All hiking trails lead to Argentina and all planes pass through ATL. He was just brushing up on international relations.

KDMack

June 24th, 2009
3:17 pm

Conservative! Chair of the Republican Governor’s Associaton. My fellow liberals leave the cheating whoremongers alone. There is still room at the “CROSS” and our party. The way they are going it’s turning into one elected GOP official a week. The GOP is a joke stop pretending to be so perfect obviously it’s not WORKING……

Normal

June 24th, 2009
3:19 pm

Governor Stanford, flies spread disease, keep yours closed…

George American

June 24th, 2009
3:21 pm

Typical liberal media gutter story. This man’s demons have nothing to do with nothing.

Kamchak

June 24th, 2009
3:21 pm

Bosch

Jozy Altidore in the 27th min.!!!!!!!!

Northern Songs Ltd

June 24th, 2009
3:23 pm

Hey George – and neither did President Clinton’s.

Brad Steel

June 24th, 2009
3:23 pm

Someone please let the conservative parrots that they are up next with comparisons to Clinton/Lewinsky.

Do not let a good scandal go go waste when it gives you the opportunity to gin up another hysterical Clinton reference.

Normal

June 24th, 2009
3:23 pm

George American: Really, no REALLY, Bless your heart…

DB, Gwinnettian

June 24th, 2009
3:24 pm

Guess we all now know why he didn’t want the stimulus package. He had one of his own!

.

.

(h/t to some dfh over at Atrios.)

Bosch

June 24th, 2009
3:25 pm

Well, he’s an Episcopalian. That explains alot.

Bosch

June 24th, 2009
3:26 pm

Kamchak!!!!!

I’m getting nervous. Maybe I shouldn’t watch the second half.

Frederick Douglass

June 24th, 2009
3:26 pm

Who knew that the reason Sanford turned down the stimulus, was because he was receiving stimulation outside of his marriage?

N.J

June 24th, 2009
3:27 pm

Nothing to worry about. All he will have to say is that he asked Jesus for forgiveness, and the Republican sheep will follow.

GayGrayGeek

June 24th, 2009
3:27 pm

Bosch @ 2:40: Please tell me this guy wasn’t a “sanctity of marriage” type. Please.

Sorry. Sanford used my hubby and me, and our relationship, as part of his re-election strategy in 2006 with the Republican’t’s “Marriage Protection Amendment” to the SC state constitution.

IOW, he’s your run-of-the-mill, garden-variety Republican’t Hypocrite.

Brad Steel

June 24th, 2009
3:27 pm

The guy left the country to cheat on his wife. For a republican, that is is one of the shrewdest strategic moves we have seen in years. If you are going to cheat on your wife, leaving the country is a good place to start.

Maybe this is the turning point for the GOPers doing things that actually make sense.

RB from Gwinnett

June 24th, 2009
3:28 pm

Jay, I have to admit the map is funny. Nicely done.

I feel bad for Sanford’s family. He should resign and go away quietly.

getalife

June 24th, 2009
3:29 pm

He could see Argentina from the trail. ;)

Bosch

June 24th, 2009
3:29 pm

GayGrayGeek,

Well, that’s too bad. Sigh.

Kamchak

June 24th, 2009
3:29 pm

Bosch

If Jay’s map was accurate, we wouldn’t have far to travel to see Boca Juniors play River Platte.

Normal

June 24th, 2009
3:32 pm

Bosch

June 24th, 2009
3:25 pm
Well, he’s an Episcopalian. That explains alot.
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So was Robert E. Lee…Just sayin’ how far they’ve fallen..
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