Over a year ago, when (then) New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was caught in a prostitution scandal, CJR’s staff threw some potential tabloid headlines against the wall. In honor of (still) South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford’s admission today that what his office initially described as a hike on the Appalachian Trail was actually an extra-marital liaison with an Argentine email friend, we again offer a selection of puns fit for your local tabloid.

“Don’t cry for me Argentina”


“Appalachian Tail”

“Pampas Ass”

“Sanford: No Longer Refusing Stimulus”

“Sanford Went South of the Border”

“Last Tango in Buenos Aires”

Pesos y Besos

“The South Rises Again”

“T & A in B.A.”

“Sanford ’12? Tan-go, Going, Gone”

“Pen Palling Around”

We welcome your suggestions in comments!

UPDATE: Some more:

“Gaucho Mark”


“Buenos Affaires”

UPDATE, “HARDBALL” EDITION:

Chris Matthews starts MSNBC’s five o’clock hour off with two strong contenders:

“Blame it on Buenos Aires”


“Sanford and Done?”

And Dan Rather is a guest! (Why?!?)

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Clint Hendler is the managing editor of Mother Jones, and a former deputy editor of CJR.