Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Where's Waldo ... er ... Gov. Sanford?

Some of you may have been following the odd disappearance of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford. He apparently left last Thursday for destinations unknown (at least unknown to his wife and staff) and missed Father's Day with his four children (ooh, "family values"). His disappearance occurred shortly after he lost a battle (including a lawsuit) with South Carolina's legislature over accepting federal stimulus funds (he was one of the leading opponents of the federal government sending stimulus money to states -- along with Gov. Sarah Palin and Gov. Bobby Jindal). Gov. Sanford apparently took a state-owned vehicle but left his security detail behind. The original explanation was that he needed to get away to "write" and to finish some projects (good idea to keep those kinds of details from your wife...). His security detail tracked his cell phone to Atlanta (and query why his security detail was tracking his cell phone...). Late yesterday, it was "revealed" that Gov. Sanford has been hiking the Appalachian Trail (so much for writing or finishing projects...).

Anyway, a funny video compilation has now been released:

You have to wonder whether, when Gov. Sanford disappeared, any hopes that he might have had to be the Republican candidate for President in 2012 disappeared with him...

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