You can relax now, South Carolina governor Mark Sanford is no longer missing.
Well, to be perfectly accurate, he's less missing than he was yesterday…
S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford’s staff said late Monday that the governor is hiking on the Appalachian Trail, ending four days during which staff and state officials said they had not heard from him.
Joel Sawyer, the governor’s spokesman would not disclose where on the trail the governor was hiking, nor would he reveal whether Sanford was hiking alone. Sanford’s last known location was near Atlanta late last week. A mobile telephone tower there picked up a signal from his phone, according to a source familiar with the situation.
The governor never mentioned this hiking trip to his wife, and supposedly his phone has been turned off since last week, but, hmmm, someone (Mark Sanford?) has been updating Mark Sanford's Twitter with links to South Carolina news stories. Conspiracy? Coverup? Who the hell knows?
The point is, Mark Sanford has had a rough few months. And if he just needed to hole up in a motel, eating ice cream from the container and watching a Who's the Boss marathon while downloading Lady Gaga singles, that's his right.
I mean, this is America.
We're all free to live our lives and be ourselves, with just a couple of exceptions.
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