As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Monday, June 22, 2009

Somewhere, A Village Was Missing Its Idiot

This is weird:

The whereabouts of Gov. Mark Sanford was unknown for nearly four days, and some state leaders question who was in charge of the executive office.

But Sanford’s office told the lieutenant governor’s office Monday afternoon that Sanford has been reached and he is fine, said Frank Adams, head of Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer’s office on aging.

Neither the governor’s office nor the State Law Enforcement Division, which provides security for governors, had been able to reach Sanford after he left the mansion Thursday in a black SLED Suburban SUV, said Sen. Jake Knotts and three others familiar with the situation but declined to be identified.

First lady Jenny Sanford told The Associated Press earlier Monday her husband has been gone for several days and she did not know where.

She said she was not concerned [...] Jenny Sanford said the governor said he needed time away from their children to write something.

So great. He was off typing his awesome campaign book, The Audacity of Nope. But when you're a Governor of a state, can you just go walkabout for four days and not identify anyone of your whereabouts? South Carolina doesn't operate on auto-pilot. There could be a fire, a flood, all sorts of matters requiring executive attention.

Irresponsible selfishness from the chief neo-Hooverist in the GOP.

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