Mark Sanford:The Case Of The Missing Governor And Hiking.June 23rd, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by GD
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, who has been ‘missing’ since Thursday, has gone hiking according to a statement issued by his spokesman. The Governor is hiking the Appalachian Trail according to spokesman, Joel Sawyer. This would finally lay to rest all the speculations regarding the Republican Governor’s whereabouts since his sudden absence last Thursday.
Gov. Sanford hasn’t been heard from, for quite a few days since his mysterious absence from the office last Thursday onwards.His wife Jenny Sanford maintained that she had no idea about his exact locations but interestingly mentioned that she wasn’t worried. She said, “He was writing something and wanted some space to get away from the kids.” To seek peace and tranquility the Governor has given the slip to the stringent security earlier also, but this time he seems to have extended that a bit too further. The Governor’s last known location to the officials and the public was somewhere near Atlanta. This was evident from a signal from his cell phone which has been picked up by a mobile tower.
In the recent times this Republican Governor has made headlines for his stringent opposition to bail out funds and specially for his refusal to accept the $700 million federal stimulus for struggling schools. The Governor had even termed this stimulus “destructive federal policy” and had vetoed it and refused to accept the fund. Ultimately the Supreme Court ruled that the General Assembly had the power to make him accept the fund and ordered Sanford to spend the stimulus fund money. But even after this development Sanford stuck to his words as he wrote, “It’s important to state one last time for the record what a monumentally terrible idea I believe the entire so-called stimulus act is”.
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