But no one really cares? Mark Sanford, the governor famous for refusing to accept any stimulus money and then accepting some of the stimulus money and then being forced to take all of it, has been missing for four days.
His wife doesn't know where he is! She said so to the Associated Press! No, seriously, this is insane and wonderful:
Neither the governor's office nor the State Law Enforcement Division, which provides security for governors, has been able to reach Sanford after he left the mansion in a black SLED Suburban SUV, said Sen. Jake Knotts and three others familiar with the situation but who declined to be identified.
Sanford's last known whereabouts were near Atlanta, where a mobile telephone tower picked up a signal from his phone, authorities said.
Then he turned his phone off, and he has not turned it back on. Atlanta is not actually in the state he governs, btw.
Wife Jenny Sanford told the AP that she is not concerned, and that "he needed time away from their children to write something." To write something! What is going on?
BREAKING UPDATE: Someone knows where he is, someone claims someone else told yet another person. According to a statement from South Carolina, to reporters.
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.
So the governor's office told the lieutenant governor's office that Sanford totally called them, some other guy from the lieutenant governor's office says. So stop all this fussin'!