Report: Sanford Booked 10-Day Argentina Trip

June 25, 2009 12:24 p.m.

Things just keeps getting worse for Mark Sanford. Now Politico‘s Ben Smith reports that he had originally booked a ten-day trip to Argentina — right around the time his wife kicked him out — before apparently cutting it short four days early.

On or around the day his wife asked him to move out, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford booked a ten-day trip to Buenos Aires, a person familiar with the governor’s travel plans told POLITICO.

Sanford booked the trip on Delta Air Lines on June 10, using the company’s SkyMiles program, the source said. He bought a ticket for June 18, returning June 28.

Jenny Sanford said yesterday, June 24, that she’d “asked my husband to leave two weeks ago.”

Smith adds:

[Sanford] spent his time in Buenos Aires in Palermo, a fashionable residential neighborhood, and was not, reportedly, a recluse: He was seen in the local bar, Guido’s, with Maria Belen Chapur last week.

(It might be unclear what that “reportedly” refers to, since there’s no link. It’s this story from TMZ.)

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