Thursday, July 2, 2009

Governor Mark Sanford's Argentinian Affair Sparks New Business for South Carolina

RJ Note: What a great play on words! Applachain Trail or Argentina Tail! Good that a non profit will use the revunues from these t-shirts for the Applachain Trail.

/PRNewswire/ -- South Carolina Governor, Mark Sanford, is known for supporting industry in his home state, but his recent behavior has sparked a peculiar business idea called Argentina Tail. For many, the Appalachian Trail is a sacred rite of passage, which Sanford used as an excuse after "borrowing" State money to sneak away to Argentina. Argentina Tail is an initiative to increase the state's business revenue and protect a national treasure while humorously pointing out the difference between trekking The Appalachian Trail and tapping Argentina tail.

Argentina Tail is a "play-on-words" as well as a T-shirt company that has dedicated over 15% of its sales to preserving the Appalachian Trail. Proceeds will go to The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, a volunteer-based organization dedicated to the preservation and management of the natural, scenic, historic, and cultural resources associated with the trail.

Founder of Argentina Tail states, "I really like Mark Sanford. It's not that we are judging the guy, but like everyone else, his actions have consequences. Why not use a negative situation for a good cause?" One of those consequences is a head on collision with the South's infamous sense of humor.

"We think it's pretty funny and we get to use the opportunity to help a non-profit that does great work. I guess time will tell if it really is funny." One thing is for sure, Argentina tail has generated much more interest in Sanford's political memoirs and now he has the t-shirt to prove it.

Argentina Tail t-shirts can be purchased at and for $15.00 with free shipping along with music that will also contribute $1 for every CD sold to The Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

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