Strangely enough, a politician who wants to get a little nookie on the side while he is in office can’t win no matter what they do. The latest to test this theory was Governor Mark Sanford from South Carolina.
If you’ve been following the news, you may know that “Hiking the Appalachian Trail” is a new Southern euphemism for “getting laid”.
Sanford traveled all the way to South America get his nookie, apparently.
At least the others in the US: Spitzer got his in Washington, DC; McGreevey stayed at NJ highway rest stops for his.
And President Bill Clinton stayed on the job by getting his right in the Oval Office. If nuclear launch codes were needed, Clinton was still right there will and ready to be the leader of the free world.
Not so Sanford. He was out of town during his affair.
Unreachable by his staff, the press and the people of South Carolina. He met his paramour on a trip a year ago paid for by the South Carolina Department of Commerce---the taxpayers kicked in for that one. To his credit, the governor did offer to pay back the state for that portion of the trip where he had the affair. I guess any days where he failed to get laid, he’s not paying for. Good sport, governor.
Under the South Carolina State constution, Article IV, SECTION 2. “Qualifications of Governor”:
No person shall be eligible to the office of Governor who denies the existence of the Supreme Being.
So, if when he was getting his nookie, the good governor did not shout out the Lord’s name, perhaps he can get impeached.