The Sanford Pool – Place Your Bets, Readers!

by JimLarkinsGhost on June 23, 2009

It is clear by now that the Sanford story doesn’t add up. [See update below – Argentina?  WTF?]   If he was hiking, why didn’t he tell his wife?  If he was working on a writing project, as his wife maintains, then why did his staff say he was hiking?  Why didn’t he tell the lieutenant governor, his security detail, or other government officials that he was going to be away for a while, and that he would be out of touch?  And what’s with the Atlanta airport thing?

The time has come, my gentle friends and readers, for wild speculation.  So place your bets – let us know in the comments section which of the following is the most likely scenario.  And feel free to add a write-in if I didn’t mention your favorite theory.

What is Sanford covering up?

1.  An extramarital affair that produced a child

2.  An embarrassing or otherwise inconvenient medical procedure

3.  A visit to a mental institution

4.  Something gay

5.  Some sort of illegal business deal

6.  Secretly giving testimony about something

7.  A serious bender

8.  Drug rehab

9.  A visit to his secret, second family

10.  WILD CARD:  Conversion to Islam

UPDATE:  He was apparently hiking the section of the trail just to the south of the Smokey Mountains.  Actually, pretty far south.

Thanks to D, who co-authored this post.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

BDS June 23, 2009 at 9:03 PM

I vote #3. Mental institution all the way.


V. Cuehlo June 24, 2009 at 10:00 AM

I’m going Old School – number 8, Drug Rehab.


pfrogger June 24, 2009 at 10:29 AM

please. he’s a Repub. family values guy.
statistics say gay affair. I say Eduardo the cabana boy and him have a second family down in Argentina.


mel June 24, 2009 at 10:38 AM

learning to tango?


BlueStreak June 24, 2009 at 11:03 AM

Or like taking illegal cash contributions from foreigners…


Arthur June 24, 2009 at 11:36 AM

He was proving that he can act completely nuts. His political advisors told him that to get ahead in the GOP he had to prove he is a semi-functional lunatic before he could hope to be taken seriously as a Presidential candidate.


Sam June 24, 2009 at 12:25 PM

5. The stress of which led to some crusing 4, the sexually repressed guilt and deep redstate self hate of which led to 7. Cross my fingers.


Mauimom June 24, 2009 at 12:38 PM

He watched Dick Cheney spirit off to an “undisclosed location” and decided he needed to get in a little practice so he could do it as well, once he’s in the Oval Office.

PS – my favorite is “conversion to Islam.”


Dan June 24, 2009 at 12:46 PM

He left the public spotlight so he could spend more time with Rudy Giuliani’s family.


Scientist June 24, 2009 at 2:15 PM

Odds favor #3. You can’t do any effective rehab or therapy (#8 or #3) in four days. #2 is possible, as Argentina is a major cosmetic surgery destination – but we’d notice it (even a tummy tuck). Anything medically necessary he’d have done here on his (no doubt generous) health insurance.


Sam June 24, 2009 at 3:39 PM

DAMN IT! Secret lover. I can’t believe I covered my ass with three bases and still didn’t guess it. >[


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