You really have to wonder how long Governor Sanford has been cheating on his wife. Seems he's been very interested in Argentina for some time. Here are just a few of the many references Sanford has made or been a part of concerning Argentina before his little "trip".
You have to admit that talking about Argentina in two State of the State Addresses and one Inaugural address goes a little beyond coincidence.
A day earlier, Mr. Sanford talked about Zimbabwe, Argentina and post-World War I Germany as examples of nations that dealt ineptly with hard economic times. - Augusta Chronicle - 5/13/09
SANFORD: It would. But again, I think that if economic history is any guide, that will unfortunately not prove to be the case. Everybody wants a better and stronger economy, but the idea of printing a bunch of money that you don't have as a way of, quote, "stimulating the economy" is at odds with economic reality and it's at odds with economic history. A place like Argentina tried this in the 1920s. It was disastrous for the currency. - FoxNews 4/16/09
HODGES SLAMS SANFORD FOR TRIPS Governor says taxpayers footed excessive travel bills Gov. Jim Hodges on Friday questioned former U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford's taxpayer-funded trips overseas during his six years in Congress. Hodges said his Republican rival for governor traveled to 16 countries and four continents. "To be fair to Congressman Sanford, a certain amount of official travel goes with the job," Hodges said.
...Sanford traveled to Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Panama, Colombia, Bolivia, ....The State - 2002
In the similar vein, Argentina had the highest per capita income of any country on the globe in the 1920s, but because it didn’t change its government structure, it failed to adapt to changes in the world. Its economy now shows it. - State of the State Address 1/22/03
Gov. Mark Sanford ranks in the top 50 based on the total amount he spent on trips paid by his office and those paid by the state Commerce Department. Mr. Sanford has traveled to China, Argentina and Brazil through the Commerce Department, which has travel reports showing taxpayers covering $21,488 for those trips. - Augusta Chronicle 12/2/08
Our net international debt is approaching 300 percent of annual exports. Again relevant because countries like Brazil and Argentina saw their net indebtedness rise to only slightly more, around 400 percent of their national exports, at the height of their financial crisis. - State of the State Address 2005
The Pan Am Clipper Class used to be the envy of airline travel. One of their planes would fly 32 passengers at 150 miles per hour from point A to point B. The Miami to Buenos Aires flight took 6 days with numerous crew stops along the way. - 2007 Inaugural Address