Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote a song back in the '60's called "The Girl from Ipanema," which was based upon the daily comings and goings of a 15-year old ingénue past a bar.
Somehow, the South American connection, the physical attraction, and the hopelessness of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's predicament reverberate in an updated version of the song, which we humbly present to you as
"The Girl from Argentina:"
Tall and tan and young and lovely,
The girl from Argentina goes walking,
And when she passes, each one she passes goes – ah
When she walks, she’s like a samba
distracting heads of state with e-mails
that when she sends them, each one she sends him means = ah.
Now, how she watches so sadly…
As he tells the world how he madly…
Threw his career for her, gladly…
And each day as we watch on TV,
It seems it’s about all we see..
Tall with tan lines and young and lovely,
The girl from Argentina goes walking.
The wags are squalking, the press is stalking…
But we cannot see…it just cannot be…the governor of S. C.