Skip to comments.SC: Gov. Sanford not heard from since Thursday (Updated)
Posted on 06/22/2009 12:41:34 PM PDT by rabscuttle385Edited on 06/22/2009 2:28:58 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
UPDATE: The governors office issued a statement Monday afternoon: "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."
The whereabouts of Gov. Mark Sanford have been unknown to state officials since Thursday, and some state leaders are questioning who is in charge of the executive office.
Neither the governors office nor the State Law Enforcement Division has been able to reach Sanford, who left the mansion in a black SLED Suburban SUV, said Sen. Jake Knotts and three others familiar with the situation who declined to be identified.
Sanfords last known whereabouts were near Atlanta, where a mobile telephone tower picked up a signal from his phone, authorities said.
One official familiar with the situation said there is no indication that foul play is involved.
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First lady Jenny Sanford told The Associated Press her husband has been gone for several days and she doesn't know where. She said she was not concerned. Jenny Sanford said the governor said he needed time away from their children to write something.
I think so too.
Besides thinking his absence is weird, I noticed that the government was able to quickly track the location of his cellphone.
Well that’s strange.
Jenny Sanford said the governor said he needed time away from their children to write something.On Father's Day?
His manifesto, a la the Unibomber?
Sounds like a publicity stunt-—”I went up into the mountains and came down with this vision to save the country. Send donations to SanfordSaviorPac.com”
If Mrs. Sanford is being honest here, then I would think she actually knows where he is and what’s he’s doing. Otherwise, she’d be extremely concerned. I hope all is well.
Disappointing news, I thought he was one of the “good guys”.
He might be setting up a situation to make the point that the governor is just an extension of the legislature. He's planted the seed that the acceptance of Fed bailout money is something he didn't sign up for (although he DID sign up for it back in April), and basically said that the governor's office was but a formal stamp for legislative acts.
I pray he is not resigning or worse... He’s been standing strong through so much crap in SC.
My guess is that he’s missing.
I'd like to think so, but her response certainly doesn't seem designed to quell curiosity.
If it were my husband and co-workers or family were calling me to find him, I don't think they'd be happy with that reply.
How does this make him a ‘bad’ guy??
Anybody check the notorious Cheetah Lounge (a fave of Southern politicians)?
Why haven’t we heard anything about this on the national news? You would think a missing governor would be big news.
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