The most incredible part of the whole, bodacious South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford story is the e-mail to his extracurricular lover about his prospects of being the Republican vice presidential candidate.
Ticking off the details of his oh-so-busy life, Gov. Sanford, advises Ms. Buenos Aires that, “ The following weekend have been asked to spend it out in Aspen, Colorado with McCain – which has kicked up the whole VP talk all over again in the press back home…”
Here’s a hint that Gov. Sanford’s brain wasn’t working. The obvious next sentence would be, “Of course, I’ll tell Sen. McCain I can’t join the ticket as I am currently engaged in an adulterous affair and that fact will certainly come out during the campaign and ruin any chance he could win.”
Evidently having an affair is such a rush all the blood leaves the brain, being in such demand elsewhere in the body. This is the same idiocy that made John Edwards believe he could be the Democratic nominee for President while running around on his sick wife.
Listening to Gov. Sanford’s press conference, one kept hoping at least one reporter or staff member would stop him from his inane rambling, especially when he started theorizing on Bible study groups and divine law as it relates to sneaking off to spend Father’s Day with your mistress.
You’ve got to wonder if the governor showed his Bible study group the e-mail to his lover describing a morning working with an excavator at his farm: “… To me, and I expect no one else on earth, there is something wonderful about listening to country music playing in the cab, air conditioner running, the hum of a huge diesel engine in the back ground, the tranquility that comes with being in a virtual wilderness of trees and marsh, the day breaking and vibrant pink coming alive in the morning clouds….”
Sounds almost like Walden Pond, doesn’t it? And to think we may lose this virtual man from the public stage.