Apparently the governor of South Carolina got confused, or missed a year or two of geography. Gov. Mark Sanford, who left last week, untethered, unguarded, said he was hiking on the Appalachian Trail.
Turns out he was in Argentina. Not even close governor. And apparently the governor’s staff was just as confused. Staffers told the press that the governor was taking a break from a contentious legislative session and getting his bearings in the woods.
Wrong. The governor said he wanted to do something exotic and flew to Buenos Aries at the last minute. OK.
Speculation and rumors are swirling. But really this raises a few questions. Who was lying? The governor? The staff? Does the public need to know the whereabouts of its high elected official at all times?
He did stop communicating with his family during the hiatus, according to reports. Maybe they’re entitled to more of a explanation.
Sanford is expected to hold a press conference later today and critics are already questioning Sanford’s judgement and ability to govern.
Guess we’ve got it easy in Oklahoma. Gov. Brad Henry seems to keep to his scheduled appearances, although sometimes it’s on his own timetable. Most people don’t worry unless he’s more than 30 minutes behind schedule.