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.
Which they will do...if the police request it. Obviously there is more to this than meets the eye.
I am cynical with regard to politicians. However, vice addiction does seem to be their forte’.
I don't think that's likely. He'd have handed power to the Lt. Gov. and disappeared with some pretext. This smells like either some sort of publicity stunt, or trouble.
OR VINCE FOSTER...
Guy goes out on a hunting/fishing/backpacking/whatever trip to down a few 6pacs with his buds - and it is a crisis?
Our Governor is gone all the time and with the Legislature out of session - it's common.
BTW the Kings are running big this year.
Was he gone on Father’s Day?
Yes I love the way she says he needed time away from their children. Wow! Poor kids get blamed for being a hand full!
Yep. Usually doesn't make the news though.
Anyway, more than one point there. Everybody with a cellphone is trackable; and somebody saw a need to track the governor using surveillance means that are supposed to be available only to detect or prevent crime/terrorism.
either that or a rehab clinic.
I hope their OK
Yeah, that was my first response also.
READY, WILLING AND ABLE, NEXT PLEASE
"But Sanfords office told the lieutenant governors office Monday afternoon that Sanford has been reached and he is fine, said Frank Adams, head of Lt. Gov. Andre Bauers office on aging."
Cherchez la femme.
He was visiting Judge Crater.
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