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Sanford's star dips

At least South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford doesn't have to wonder whether anyone would miss him if he disappeared. But doesn't his six-day AWOL episode — and the confusing revelation that he wasn't really hiking along the Appalachian Trail, as his staff initially said, but in Argentina "to do something exotic" — damage his GOP star power and chances to be the 2012 presidential nominee?

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