S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford wasn’t riding horses with his Latin lover at a famed Argentinean stable in Aiken, S.C. last weekend, but was surfing with his buddies in the Lowcountry as Hurricane Bill rolled by offshore, according to sources who claim to have seen the governor riding waves in the Charleston area.
Did he catch the fifty-year-wave?
Who knows …
These reports would seem to put to rest rumors that S.C. Sen. Greg Ryberg (R-Aiken) – one of Sanford’s few legislative allies – was hiding the governor and his lover, Maria Belen Chapur, last weekend. Well … except for the fact that Ryberg has a mansion on Sullivans Island, S.C., one that’s located less than a block away from the Sanford home.
Could Chapur have hid out there while Sanford “hung ten?”
None of this would be worthy of speculation (or suspicion), of course, had Sanford not disappeared for a week back in June and lied to this family, his staff and the state about his whereabouts. Sanford said he was “hiking the Appalachian Trail,” when in fact he was in Buenos Aires getting his freak on with Chapur.
Other reports had Sanford and Chapur holed up this weekend with his spiritual advisor, Cubby Culbertson.
Sanford’s office has refused to respond to repeated inquiries about his “twenty” (i.e. location) over the weekend, merely releasing a schedule of upcoming stops on his “Forgiveness Tour.”
Ordinarily, we’d agree that the governor has a right to spend his weekends wherever he wants doing pretty much whatever he wants (as long as it’s not wasting out tax dollars) – but having been caught lying once already, Sanford has given up that right in our book.
Plus, with First Lady Jenny Sanford’s “Housewife Mafia” fueling the speculation about Sanford and Chapur, it’s in the governor’s best interests to come completely clean as to whether or not he’s been seeing her.