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SC Governor AWOL

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MU_was_not_so_hard, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Not sure if this needs to go in the Politics section, but South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has left town and isn't letting anyone know where he is.
    The list including SLED (State Law Enforcement Division), who is responsible for protecting him, family members and the Lt. Governor, who thus far is saying he hasn't been put in charge.


    He's turned off his cell phone, and either people honestly don't know where he is or they are lying to cover up where he is. Sanford recently "lost" a very public fight over the stimulus money, and there has been serious talk that he was simply doing it to grandstand for the big job.
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Free market ROAD TRIP!!!
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    He's putting his money where his mouth is and seceding!
  4. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    He didn't tell his wife where he was going? That's a little weird.
  5. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    During Father's Day weekend, at that.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Father's Day weekend spent hiding from your kids sounds great!
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    He's hooking up with Kate from Jon & Kate Plus 8. That's the big announcement on tonight's show.
  8. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Happy Father's Day!
  9. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Maybe he's hangin' with Eliot Spitzer.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Either South Carolina is about to secede again or Sanford has a health issue he's trying to keep hush-hush. This is the kind of thing that leads to something else, at the very least rumors, that will dog him for years. George Costanza can have a secret hiding place, a governor should not.
  11. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Looks like they know where he is, although cutting himself off from the rest of the state like that is criminal behavior.
  12. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    The timing is a little strange, being Father's Day and all, but from the article it sounds like he has done this before, and plans on doing it again.
    In my state, if the Guv leaves the state, the lt. gov. takes charge, so the governor here isn't prone to disappearing.
    I guess I just assumed it was that way everywhere.
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