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June 23, 2009

LOST AND FOUND?.... By late last night, after news outlets picked up on the fact that no one seemed to know where South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) has been since Thursday, the governor's office issued a statement hoping to "clarify" matter. Sanford, his aides said, is hiking the Appalachian Trail and is completely fine. Nothing to worry about. Mystery solved. Move along, nothing to see here.

But, when looking at the details of the story, and watching how various explanations evolved yesterday, the story of the disappearing governor appears more, not less, bizarre.

Remember, early on, the governor's wife conceded that she doesn't know where her husband is, but said Sanford needed some time away "to write something." The governor's office said he decided to "recharge" after the legislative session, and has decided to "work on a couple of projects that have fallen by the wayside." A few hours later, that version of events changed, and the governor is now "hiking."

But even now, no one -- not his wife, not his staff, not his security detail -- seems to know exactly where Mark Sanford is, and no one from his family or administration has actually spoken to him. His spokesperson's statement last night conceded that his office is clueless as to his exact whereabouts.

"I apologize for taking so long to send this update, and was waiting to see if a more definitive idea of what part of the trail he was on before we did so," said Joel Sawyer, the Republican governor's spokesman. Sawyer added that he will update the public on Sanford's specific whereabouts as soon as he knows them.

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer (R) called Sanford's office yesterday afternoon and demanded an "immediate phone conversation with the governor." That didn't happen.

"That request was denied because the governor's chief of staff does not know where the governor is, and has not communicated with the governor since he left South Carolina last Thursday," Bauer said. "I cannot take lightly that his staff has not had communication with him for more than four days, and that no one, including his own family, knows his whereabouts."

The State reported this morning, "Sanford's last known location was near Atlanta late last week. A mobile telephone tower there picked up a signal from his phone, according to a source familiar with the situation. Since then, the governor's state and personal phones had been turned off, and Sanford had not responded to phone or text messages."

Why mobile telephone tower was used to track down Sanford, and who requested such a search, remains unclear.

It's also unclear who's running the executive branch of South Carolina's state government, what would be done in the event of an emergency, or when the elected two-term governor of the state may return.

To be sure, Sanford has taken breaks without his security detail before, and it's understandable to think the governor wouldn't bring a team with him to go hiking. But that doesn't change the fact that, during his tenure as governor, Sanford hasn't gone this long without at least checking in with someone.

Josh Marshall added, "Put it all together and this is starting to sound a lot like the governor is genuinely missing." Given what we know, it's hard to reach any other conclusion.

Update: As of about 10:30 am, Sanford has reportedly checked in with his chief of staff, is wrapping up his hiking trip, and will return to work tomorrow.

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Tom DeLay once called Homeland Security and activated the Texas Air National Guard to find enough Democrats to make a quorum in Austin.

The South Carolina GOP isn't trying hard enough.

Posted by: pj in jesusland on June 23, 2009 at 8:09 AM | PERMALINK

I just hope Sarah follows his fine example.

Posted by: John R on June 23, 2009 at 8:09 AM | PERMALINK

Sanford needed some time away "to write something"... and the governor is now "hiking."

The same thing happens to me everytime I read anything by Bill Bryson.

Posted by: Danp on June 23, 2009 at 8:14 AM | PERMALINK

Rumors here in Ohio are that Sanford finally went over the edge, believing himself to literally "be" the state, and has thus seceded from the Union. Fortunately for all of us, it will take an Act of Congress to re-admit him, and the votes just aren't there....

Posted by: S. Waybright on June 23, 2009 at 8:17 AM | PERMALINK

Either Sanford's been the victim of foul play or a serious accident, or he's committed a tremendously irresponsible act.

If he knew he was going to be incommunicado for five days (and counting), it was his responsibility, as governor of a state, to hand over authority to handle emergencies to the appropriate person (presumably the Lt Gov). Five days is plenty of time for something to go wrong out of the blue that requires a governmental response.

If Sanford eventually reappears, and nothing bad has happened to him, he'll have a lot of explaining to do. Sanford has been hinting that he might run for President in 2012; I expect he's killed off that possibility.

Posted by: low-tech cyclist on June 23, 2009 at 8:17 AM | PERMALINK

Maybe he's just disappeared like Judge Crater.

Posted by: Lee Gibson on June 23, 2009 at 8:19 AM | PERMALINK

If Sanford doesn't hold a press conference this morning, I expect the national media outlets will send people down to South Carolina.

Then it will become like a missing "White" girl story, only with a politics and governance angle.

And while those reporters are waiting for the shoe to drop they will be prying into Sanford's personal life. Nothing will be "off limits" because anything could be a lead.

Is Sanford suffering? Maybe. Is he going to suffer more? Probably.

Am I a bad person for finding it entertaining? Oh, well.

Posted by: Carl Nyberg on June 23, 2009 at 8:19 AM | PERMALINK

Fools, all of you! Gov. Sanford has Gone Galt, and is depriving our rotten collectivist society of his unique genius. Expect him to be joined in short order by his fellow overachievers.

Posted by: Evil Empire on June 23, 2009 at 8:21 AM | PERMALINK

Who has access to Sanford's Twitter account?

Something tells me yesterday's Twitters were not posted by Mark Sanford.

Posted by: Carl Nyberg on June 23, 2009 at 8:22 AM | PERMALINK

Reporting from Atlanta. Yes Sanford is here. So is a male prostitute with meth. And now you know... the rest of the story.

Posted by: gttim on June 23, 2009 at 8:22 AM | PERMALINK

I'm guessing he shows up in oh, say thirty days.

Posted by: Friend of Bill on June 23, 2009 at 8:23 AM | PERMALINK

A 'President' who goes 'underground' on a whim... just what the country needs...

Posted by: Brian on June 23, 2009 at 8:31 AM | PERMALINK

Oh! Oh! I know. I know. Sanford had been kidnapped by aliens and they are doing the anal probe thing. It's taking so long because he's an all around a$$hole.

Couldn't resist.

Posted by: madstork123 on June 23, 2009 at 8:32 AM | PERMALINK

"I hope Sarah follows his lead"

Nah, St Sarah is too busy celebrating her gift from the Supremes of yesterday. They sided with her and will allow polluted tailings to be dumped into a pristine lake north of Juneau. It will kill the fish, but, hey, the mining guys say that after re-stocking, all fish will be doing back and front flips with joy. If, Sanford continues his trek into the Far North, he might be able to catch a few trout, even if they glow.

Posted by: berttheclock on June 23, 2009 at 8:33 AM | PERMALINK

Ut takes 30 seconds for a carrier to figure out (or rather retrieve from the network operations database) the last tower a customer was in range of. Heck, any parent can do the same if they download Google Latitude to their kids' cell phones.

The question I have is a legal one, If SLED asked a carrier to locate someone via cell phone, should they get court authorization? Granted, no judge would expect the cops to waste time to get a warrant before locating a missing person ("exigent circumstances", likewise, cops don't need a warrant when they kick in the door to rescue a kidnapping victim).

The only explanation that isn't worrisome is SLED put Google Latitude on the governor's phone. Otherwise, 1. the state can track someone's movements (and past movements) via cell phone without getting permission from a judge and/or 2. SLED considered the governor a missing person.

Posted by: beowulf on June 23, 2009 at 8:33 AM | PERMALINK

Which is the most important contribution President Obama has made in the lifting of the American image and spirit ?

1) The opportunity to thunk seriously about the relative pleasures of picking and choosing the next right wing shibboleth to mock ?
2) The carousel of interchangeable right wing "personalities" to mock simultaneously ?
3) The most trenchant piece of pique du jour that a) leaves one speechless or b) leaves one paralysed with hysterical fear or laughter
4) All of the above

Posted by: FRP on June 23, 2009 at 8:33 AM | PERMALINK

Sarah is working on her '12 concession speech..

Posted by: Brian on June 23, 2009 at 8:33 AM | PERMALINK

Greta van Susteren is pulling on her lederhosen and will begin her search trek singing "I am a happy wanderer" - BillO and his merry gang will follow up the trail crooning "John Jacob Yinkleheimer Schmidt, that's my name too" - A day at summer camp for the FAUXs. Besides, CNN was spending far far too much time on some Middle Eastern thingie.

Posted by: berttheclock on June 23, 2009 at 8:41 AM | PERMALINK

The man's a hot-dipped galvanized wingnut, but really, what's the problem?

He's only slightly more important than the Lord Lieutenant of an English county -- and not nearly as decorative.

He is, after all, only the governor of a state, and apart from perhaps green-lighting certain actions of the State Police (or the vaguely Bond-villain-east-European sounding SLED, as the S.C. local variety is called) what is there for which a governor's input is needed now? Is there an impending execution? A hurricane?

I assume there's a professional civil service in South Carolina.

When the security camera film from Georgia implicating the man in a series of holdups of Starvin' Marvins surfaces, then I'll get worried.

Posted by: Davis X. Machina on June 23, 2009 at 8:42 AM | PERMALINK

I can't help but recall "Bulworth" as I read all this. My theory is that he's driving around rural South Carolina in a tricked out Caddy with his posse of slick ladies. When he resurfaces, he'll perform a rap about the Prez's stimulus plan and how it's all good in the 'hood. Trust me, I know what this cat's up to.

You heard it here first.

Posted by: menthol on June 23, 2009 at 9:08 AM | PERMALINK

I LOVE this story (barring the possibility that he is actually in life-threatening trouble).

I had thought: Plastic Surgery

But perhaps that shipped sailed. Then I thought, "Oh please let it be a gay tryst!"

But now, I am just happy that another Republican has shown himself to be incompetent in a big way.

Posted by: Buffalonian on June 23, 2009 at 9:10 AM | PERMALINK

As tempting as it is to mock the "GOP in the wilderness made manifest", as a doctor (and human being, really) I have to be concerned that he's been seriously injured or killed mucking around in the wilderness. If he's found safe, I'll resume full-throated mocking.

Posted by: ChicagoPat on June 23, 2009 at 9:16 AM | PERMALINK

Didn't his mentor go off into the wilderness for forty days?

Posted by: berttheclock on June 23, 2009 at 9:24 AM | PERMALINK

No, no, 'e's uh,...he's resting.
Well, he's...he's, ah...probably pining for the fjords.
Now that's what I call a dead parrot.

Posted by: ComradeAnon on June 23, 2009 at 9:28 AM | PERMALINK

A. Kidnapped by a family of toothless Appalachians.
B. Video taping "I'm a celebrity governor get me out of here" with Rod Blagojevich.
C. Who cares?

Posted by: oh well on June 23, 2009 at 9:28 AM | PERMALINK

I choose "C". That's my final answer.

Seriously-- Andre Bauer is South Carolina's answer to Alexander Haig. The fact that he called demanding to talk to Sanford, and then couldn't get through, is meaningless. Andre Bauer is probably part of what Sanford was trying to get away from.

And OMG! Cell phone turned off! How is it that we managed to NOT be in a constant state of panic in the days before cell phones? How did the wagon trains ever make it across the prairies?

The guy is out for a WALK for gosh sakes. And buffing his conservative street cred. "Oooo, look at me, I'm such a rebel, such a maverick. Look at all those wussy people who made a big freakin' deal out of NOTHING."

Let it go. There are plenty of other people to be in charge, and nobody much cares about Mark Sanford except the people who love him and Sarah Palin who knows that as long as the conservatives have him, she is one frozen-out moose.

Posted by: bluewave on June 23, 2009 at 9:48 AM | PERMALINK

With all the attention this is getting, how long before Sarah Palin goes missing?

Posted by: hells littlest angel on June 23, 2009 at 9:54 AM | PERMALINK

Not sure if bluewave's comments were serious or snark. But I'm sure the ppl of SC care where their governor is.

If he is, in fact, on some sort of walkabout, then fine - he should have temporarily turned over the reins to the Lt. Gov. Anything else is totally irresponsible.

Furthermore, it seems like his staff is now covering up with changing stories. If he was truly in some kind of trouble, then that would have come out by now. The ol', "kidnapped, held for ransom and don't you dare tell anyone" is about the only "good" explanation at this point but that just seems pretty far-fetched.

If he is in some kind of trouble, then I truly hope everything turns out alright for him and his family. Otherwise, somebody has a lot of 'splainin' to do.

Posted by: Marko on June 23, 2009 at 10:01 AM | PERMALINK

Regardless of what he spent his missing time doing, Sanford's lack of communication and prior preparation are a sign of irresponsibility. No Presidential material, he.

Posted by: Neil B ☺ on June 23, 2009 at 10:04 AM | PERMALINK

Who the fuck does this guy think he is? Dick Cheney?

Posted by: MissMudd on June 23, 2009 at 10:07 AM | PERMALINK

The only explanation that isn't worrisome is SLED put Google Latitude on the governor's phone. Otherwise, 1. the state can track someone's movements (and past movements) via cell phone without getting permission from a judge and/or 2. SLED considered the governor a missing person.

Or 3. - SLED considers this a special set of extenuating circumstances because the governor didn't pass his authority onto the Lieutenant Governor and so they can consider him a "missing person" even if he's only been off their radar for a few hours.

I think they could well consider him a missing person right now, but that doesn't mean that foul play is involved. It just means that in his status as a government official the definition of what constitutes "missing" is different than what it is for anyone else.

What I wonder is whether the SC legislature will get worried enough to impeach him so that the Lieutenant Governor can take over. How long does he have to be shirking his duties before the legislature can start talking about impeachment? Hell the threat of it might be enough to get him to come back from wherever he's off hiding.

Posted by: NonyNony on June 23, 2009 at 10:07 AM | PERMALINK

Here is a map of the Appalachian Trail in GA. Note that Atlanta is about 20 or 30 miles from the trail. If you were hiking the trail wouldn't you turn off your cellphone at the trail head.

How hard would it be for a reporter to look at the parking lots at the trail heads for the Gov's SUV?

Posted by: rege on June 23, 2009 at 10:12 AM | PERMALINK

Many of them really know where he is. No one is talking b/c it's a psychiatric treatment center. Which is why Atlanta (out of his home state) makes sense. He's always been a little daffy, and, let's face it, relentless pandering to the wingnuts exacts a steep psychic toll. It was only a matter of time before on of these guys went over the edge.

At least that is my theory.

Posted by: RMcD on June 23, 2009 at 10:13 AM | PERMALINK

Hopefully, he'll stay missing. Permanently. That way, he'll finally be "a good Republican."

Posted by: TCinLA on June 23, 2009 at 10:18 AM | PERMALINK

In the future when people tell Terry Sanford to "Go take a hike!" that will be a show of concern for his mental health.

Posted by: pj in jesusland on June 23, 2009 at 10:28 AM | PERMALINK

Anyway, as Hillary would say, "if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."

This says alot of about the people who vote for people like this. Obviously, this man can't handle stress, can't handle pressure, and for sure can't handle the job.

If it was only so easy, I think all Americans can take days off from work! I wonder how much tax-payer dollars he's spending right now!

Posted by: annjell on June 23, 2009 at 10:30 AM | PERMALINK

I believe the word from his office is now that the "right people" knew where he was. Guess his wife wasn't one of the right people.

Posted by: kc on June 23, 2009 at 10:33 AM | PERMALINK

Rege - haven't looked at the map, but as a native Atlantan who has been to the trailhead many times, I can tell you that it's more like 50-60 miles from Atlanta up to the trail. I bring this up because when I read that he was hiking the trail and combined that with the info. about his last known whereabouts, I went "huh?" It makes no sense that he came all the way down to Atlanta and then went up north to the trail - that's about an hour and a half's drive out of the way when you factor in our god-awful traffic. Something about this story is very fishy.

Posted by: carolatl on June 23, 2009 at 10:42 AM | PERMALINK

Someone knows where he is... "It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again."

Posted by: ckelly on June 23, 2009 at 10:44 AM | PERMALINK

I bid twenty quatloos on him being out on a coke and hooker expedition;

I know, its very 80's of him, but conservatives trend behind the curve.

Posted by: The Pale Scot on June 23, 2009 at 10:51 AM | PERMALINK

No matter what, history shows we can be fairly certain there is at least on whore involved.

Posted by: doubtful on June 23, 2009 at 10:52 AM | PERMALINK

You know ... this is a tough one.

On the one hand, I want to snark the hell out of this due the guy being a monumental wingnut asshat.

But, as a human, I really do hope that it's hookers (gay, underage, a Furry ... somethin') and blow, or a psych center, or something similar, instead of something horrific happening to the guy (kidnapping, random "wrong place, wrong time," David Cardine situation, etc.).

Given the confused responses, I really don't think anyone has any clue where the hell he is. And that's usually not good.

Posted by: Mark D on June 23, 2009 at 10:56 AM | PERMALINK

How very 80's of me, of course its the male prostitute and meth thing; how very modern of him!

Posted by: The Pale Scot on June 23, 2009 at 10:59 AM | PERMALINK

Now really, how many men who are married with children—regardless of political status or affiliation—go off for several days of hiking without at least telling their wives where they're going? If he's really on the Appalachian Trail, he was hiking to a backwoods cabin to meet someone other than his wife, if you know what I mean.

Posted by: bluestatedon on June 23, 2009 at 11:00 AM | PERMALINK

He's got a lot of 'splainin' to do, assuming he's OK. Strange things happen.

Over to you, Will..

KING CLAUDIUS
Now, Hamlet, where's Polonius?

HAMLET
At supper.

KING CLAUDIUS
At supper! where?

HAMLET
Not where he eats, but where he is eaten: a certain convocation of politic worms are e'en at him. Your worm is your only emperor for diet: we fat all creatures else to fat us, and we fat ourselves for maggots: your fat king and your lean beggar is but variable service, two dishes, but to one table: that's the end.

KING CLAUDIUS
Alas, alas!

HAMLET
A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and catch of the fish that hath fed of that worm.

KING CLAUDIUS
What dost you mean by this?

HAMLET
Nothing but to show you how a king may go a
progress through the guts of a beggar.

KING CLAUDIUS
Where is Polonius?

HAMLET
In heaven; send hither to see: if your messenger find him not there, seek him i' the other place yourself. But indeed, if you find him not within this month, you shall nose him as you go up the stairs into the lobby.

KING CLAUDIUS (To some Attendants)
Go seek him there.

HAMLET
He will stay till ye come. (Exeunt Attendants)

-- Hamlet, Act IV, Scene III

Posted by: FC on June 23, 2009 at 11:00 AM | PERMALINK

Not to rule out the whore and general mental breakdown theories (which can certain coexist with other stuff), but this has detox written all over it.

Posted by: shortstop on June 23, 2009 at 11:01 AM | PERMALINK

I'll put ten bucks right now on alcohol or drug rehab. Still, this kind of super-secret approach would be SOOOO 1950's! These days people with drug problems trumpet their rehab as proof of their redeemed Christian goodness.

I hope he wasn't actually stupid enough to hike the Appalachian trail alone and without a security detail. Never mind possible assassins, there are bears and wild boar around there. I may not like the man, but I wouldn't want him to meet with the sort of ignominious demise of Timothy Treadwell or Prime Minister Harold Holt of Australia, who was eaten by sharks. From chief executive of a state to the bottom of the food chain -- how humiliating!

Posted by: T-Rex on June 23, 2009 at 11:14 AM | PERMALINK

Now really, how many men who are married with children—regardless of political status or affiliation—go off for several days of hiking without at least telling their wives where they're going?

I'm pretty sure his wife knew where he was and also knew he couldn't be reached (no cell service on most the trail) so why sic the hounds of the press on him?

I think Our Side is really making too much of this story. Governor of a fairly small state doesn't exactly need an aide carrying the Nuclear Football behind him at all times. And it sounds like family and friends weren't worried, so the behavior is typical; we'd never even know about it if it weren't for the political feud between him and his lt. gov.

If the guy's actually thinking about running for prez, it has to have occurred to him that should he win (however unlikely that is), he'll never be able to hike alone again. Perhaps he's just getting his miles in.

Posted by: Arachnae on June 23, 2009 at 11:17 AM | PERMALINK

I'm pretty sure his wife knew where he was and also knew he couldn't be reached (no cell service on most the trail) so why sic the hounds of the press on him?

Because saying "He's hiking in a remote area and has no cell service" sounds considerably less pathetic than "I have no idea where he is; I'm just his wife" and is far less likely to make people wonder why he's such an asshole?

Posted by: shortstop on June 23, 2009 at 11:31 AM | PERMALINK

You know damned good and well that the SLED knows where their truck is, and they Appalachian Trail story raises more questions than answers:

How does one hike and write simultaneously?

Did they activate the GPS and locate the truck abandoned somewhere near the trail or in a wilderness area somewhere and are searching for him in that area?

If he is indeed hiking the trail he needs some basic gear. What was he wearing when he left? Are his hiking boots, sleeping bag and tent still in the closet, or did he take them with him?

Every hour that passes I feel more and more uneasy about his safety.

Posted by: Blue Girl on June 23, 2009 at 11:38 AM | PERMALINK

Appalachian trail??? Someone's treasure trail more like it.

Posted by: Jim Strain on June 23, 2009 at 11:43 AM | PERMALINK

The Christian Science Monitor reports that Sunday (a/k/a Father's Day, a/k/a Summer Solstice Day) was also Naked Hiking Day. Seeing as how he was so eager to get away from his family and out onto the trail at this particular time, he has even more questions to answer.

Posted by: PS on June 23, 2009 at 11:44 AM | PERMALINK

So this ends Sanford's political career. One can't have a Governor or a President just vanish for a few days with or without any plausable explaination. It's too weird. Too stupid. Normal people do not do this.

If one of my close friends vanished for five days without notice and without telling his employeer or his family he would be gone, I would be very worried.

Posted by: Kurt on June 23, 2009 at 12:01 PM | PERMALINK

Is Sanford pinch hitting for Vitter at a Louisana cat house? Sort of keep it in the party thing.

Posted by: Ted76 on June 23, 2009 at 12:02 PM | PERMALINK

I think Our Side is really making too much of this story. - Arachnae

I disagree. I think his constituents deserve to know where he is, unless he explicitly left someone else in charge. Whether or not there is a reasonable explantion is beside the point.

FWIW, AP is reporting that he'll cut his vacation short and come back tomorrow.

So a 6-day secret walkabout for a US governor is "short"? I wonder how long he intended to stay incommunicado?

Posted by: Marko on June 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM | PERMALINK

Bottom line is, if there had been an emergency, say a tornado or flood, there would have been no state level response because the state's Decider-Guy ran away from home.

Posted by: Marnie on June 23, 2009 at 12:20 PM | PERMALINK

Just a few weeks ago SC had a bad wild fire at Myrtal Beach and Sandford had to return from a overseas trip because of that. What would happen if that would have gone on while he was "out hiking with no way of communicating". And what of those faimly values the Repubs preach about. Here is a father of 4 young sons totally out of contact from those sons on Fathers Day. Way to stay classy Sandford

Posted by: redrover on June 23, 2009 at 12:46 PM | PERMALINK

His story is BS.

An experienced outdoorsman - which is supposedly what Sanford is - would know enough to inform family or someone of the stretch of trail he was planning to hike, particularly on a multi-day hike requiring a significant backpack.

Posted by: scott on June 23, 2009 at 12:56 PM | PERMALINK

How does one hike and write simultaneously?

Oh, come on. No offense, but now people are just looking for meaningless discrepancies they can spin into dirt.

I know trail hikers who carry journals with them and minutely log their hiking experience as well as whatever interior musings come to them in the wild. To try to make this a scandal makes us look like birthers.

There's a LOT of reasons to pick on Sanford. Hiking the trail for a few days isn't one of them.

Posted by: Arachnae on June 23, 2009 at 1:00 PM | PERMALINK

Manchurian Candidate

Posted by: WInkandanod on June 23, 2009 at 1:40 PM | PERMALINK

Isn't today "Nude Hiking Day"?

Some people yes, but Mark Sanford...euuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuw.

Posted by: Fred on June 23, 2009 at 2:05 PM | PERMALINK

The same thing happens to me everytime I read anything by Bill Bryson.

The first thing I thought of was Bryson's book on hiking the Appalachian Trail. I also recall him meeting some truly odd, if not creepy individuals -- which also made me think of Sanford.

A strange full circle, as it were.

Posted by: e henry thripshaw on June 23, 2009 at 3:02 PM | PERMALINK

I know trail hikers who carry journals with them and minutely log their hiking experience as well as whatever interior musings come to them in the wild.

Of course. But jotting notes in a journal isn't what his wife made it sound like, and I am sure she knew about the Op-Ed that ran Sunday that he had written, so my guess is she made the first excuse she could think of.

To try to make this a scandal makes us look like birthers.

Huh? The Governor is genuinely missing. The lege might not be in session but he still has duties to tend to, and emergencies do arise.

The chief executive of a state disappearing in a state vehicle that is most certainly armed is a big damned deal.

What'll ya bet tomorrow comes and goes and he still isn't heard from?

Posted by: Blue Girl on June 23, 2009 at 3:39 PM | PERMALINK

The governor goes hiking for a few days and doesn't tell his wive? Sounds like the governor and his wife are having an interesting kind of a relationship!

Posted by: SRW1 on June 23, 2009 at 3:47 PM | PERMALINK




 

 

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