This made me think that perhaps the governor had been in an accident. So I googled "Governor Huntsman Arm" and it brought up this press release. It didn't say anything about an accident, but it talked about research projects Huntsman has helped along:
It also led to critically important research in cancer treatment, diabetes, genetics, as well as the robotic arm just to name a few.
Huntsman had been involved in the development of a robotic arm. My undoctored photo shows Huntsman with his arm in something.
Could it be that Huntsman is turning himself into a cyborg?
Since we are back into an age of conspiracy theories, I am left wondering if maybe Huntsman becoming a cyborg isn't part of a larger Republican conspiracy to turn all the governors into cyborgs. The Dick Cheney I read about on lefty blogs is the type of person who would engage in such a conspiracy.
Anyway, if looking at the first entry on a google search followed by linking together two disparate facts qualifies as research (which it just might these days) then I just may have stumbled on to something.