Governor of South Carolina Mark Sanford is nowhere to be found, and both his wife and the lieutenant governor admit to being clueless as to his whereabouts.
Gov. Sanford left in a black Suburban sometime Thursday and has not been heard from since. His wife, Jenny, indicated that she is not worried and that he “needed time away from his kids to write something.” Uh, what?
Sanford’s personal and state phones have been switched off since last Thursday, and he hasn’t responded to repeated calls and texts. Authorities last placed the governor near Atlanta via mobile phone towers.
Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer has also not heard from the governor, but indicates he has not yet been put in charge of the state. Okay, so who’s running it exactly? Either something bad has happened to this guy or he’s incredibly irresponsible. What if there was an emergency vote on grits or whatever it is that they legislate down there?
In a statement, the governor’s office explained:
“Gov. Sanford is taking some time away from the office this week to recharge after the stimulus battle and the legislative session, and to work on a couple of projects that have fallen by the wayside. We are not going to discuss the specifics of his travel arrangements or his security arrangements.”
Oh, yes- homeboy also left his security team behind. Maybe they need to get him a bigger desk?