AP Asks Where 'Anti-Bailout Governor' Is

June 22, 2009 - 4:17 PM
Where is South Carolina's governor?
Columbia, S.C. (AP) - Where is South Carolina's governor?
 
Gov. Mark Sanford's wife said Monday the two-term Republican chief executive has been gone for several days and she doesn't know where. Sanford's staff won't say where he is.
 
First lady Jenny Sanford tells The Associated Press her husband said he needed time away from their children to write something. She says she's not concerned.
 
Sanford earned a reputation as the nation's most vocal anti-bailout governor by refusing $700 million in federal stimulus money for schools until he lost a court battle earlier this month.
 
Spokesman Joel Sawyer says Sanford was taking time to "recharge" after his failed fight.
 
Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer said he didn't know where Sanford is but said he had not been put in charge.