For those of you keeping track, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has returned. He says that he was driving around Buenos Aires, not hiking the Appalachian Trail.
The two have often been mistaken for one another.
Whatever the reason, this little adventure probably puts the kibosh on his chances of winning the GOP nomination in 2012, clearing the way for Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi.
UPDATE: Gov. Sanford told a press conference that he has been having an affair with a married woman and that the trip to Argentina was related to it. He’s apologized to his wife, his staff, and the baby Jesus.
HT to TPM.