Maybe Mark Sanford Went To Argentina Looking For Madonna

After seemingly disappearing for a while, the Governor of South Carolina is back home and facing the music. Mark Sanford left the state last Thursday, claiming he was hiking on the Appalachian Trail and needed to get some writing done. But it turns out he jetted to Buenos Aires to meet with a woman with whom he was having an affair. The Governor said in a press conference that he would resign from his position as head of the Republican Governor's Association but would remain in office. Sanford was considered a frontrunner to challenge Barack Obama in the 2012 election.

It's still unclear how Sanford ended up carrying on an affair in South America, but it's possible that he was transfixed by Madonna's performance as Eva Peron in 1998's "Evita." She does make Buenos Aires seem pretty great, doesn't she?