Cancel the missing person alert

sanford
Has anybody seen this guy?

Because he apparently went missing on Thursday and was last reported here in the Atlanta area. Calls to his cell phone went unanswered, and his wife said earlier today that she had no idea where he was.

However, officials now say that he has been located, although they still won’t say where.

And oh yeah, one more thing. He’s the governor of South Carolina.

From The State:

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.
Sanford

Sanford’s last known whereabouts had been near Atlanta because a mobile telephone tower picked up a signal from his phone, authorities said. His office now knows where he is, Adams said.

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.

The governor’s state and personal phones had been turned off and he had not responded to phone or text messages since at least the weekend, a source familiar with the situation said.

Jenny Sanford said the governor said he needed time away from their children to write something.

According to Wikipedia, Sanford has four sons. But personally, seeking time away from the kids over Father’s Day weekend strikes me as a bit … odd?

96 comments Add your comment

getalife

June 22nd, 2009
4:42 pm

“Update: The State reports that he’s been in touch and is fine, so no foul play here, just dereliction of duty. Whew!”

Presidential like w.

Geez.

Mort Merkel

June 22nd, 2009
4:48 pm

Thank God, the GOP’s leading light has been located. Yeah, getting away from the kids on Father’s Day is odd, but there’s little about this crackpot that isn’t.

getalife

June 22nd, 2009
4:50 pm

“Write something” is code for going on a bender with prostitutes.

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
4:52 pm

Inquiring minds want to know!

Paul

June 22nd, 2009
4:52 pm

THIS was the new thread I’ve waited a few hours for?!!?

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
4:53 pm

getalife–uh, oh! Can’t let the Unmentionable read this! Had something due the other day and told him to leave me alone, I had to write something…. :-)

Logical Dude

June 22nd, 2009
4:53 pm

getalife, dang it, you took my decoder ring!

jt

June 22nd, 2009
4:54 pm

Follies. Buford highway.

Logical Dude

June 22nd, 2009
4:55 pm

yeah, he pulled an Elliot Spitzer. . . I mean, he pulled a John Edwards. . . I mean, he pulled a. . . I mean, I can’t wait to see his book when it comes out!

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 22nd, 2009
4:58 pm

He’s probably scheming the secession of the Southern half of the United States from Obozoville.

Kewl.

Go Mark!

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
4:58 pm

Newsflash! What was he writing? His mama’s recipe for squirrel stew!

DebbieDoRight

June 22nd, 2009
4:58 pm

The Governor, dressed smartly in a light blue cheerleader outfit with matching pom poms, has been residing at Ma Mainey’s a smart, urban, local Gay Prostitute Dude Ranch in Nevada. Sources from the ranch say, “The Governor showed up, stripped down to his unmentionables, and did a shimmy on the table to Helen Reddy’s I Am Woman Hear Me Roar.” Others, present at the lodge, (who looked eeringly like D. Cheney and K. Rove); said that his performance, (both on the table and elsewhere) was “wondrous and glorious”. Indeed.

Paul

June 22nd, 2009
5:02 pm

DebbieDoRight

Bill Maher was right. You can’t tell a Republican from a Democrat any more -

Pogo

June 22nd, 2009
5:04 pm

Jay’s attempt to try to find a chink in the armor of a border state’s Republican governor is pretty much boring. We know, Jay, Republicans are evil and there must have been something nefarious going on. Blah. Blah. Blah. More importantly, I congratulate Will.I.Am of the BEP’s for have his body guards punch out the social parasite, Perez Hilton, who is one of Jay’s fellow blog-site master baiters.

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
5:07 pm

PAUL @ 5:02–Ain’t it the truth!

jewcowboy

June 22nd, 2009
5:07 pm

Mort Merkel,

“Yeah, getting away from the kids on Father’s Day is odd,”

More family values at work.

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
5:07 pm

POGO–A border state? You studyin’ history with Jay?

jewcowboy

June 22nd, 2009
5:08 pm

Pogo,

So violence is the answer. Nice to know.

jewcowboy

June 22nd, 2009
5:09 pm

getalife,

““Write something” is code for going on a bender with prostitutes.”

Was he with Vitter?

jewcowboy

June 22nd, 2009
5:10 pm

Paul,

“THIS was the new thread I’ve waited a few hours for?!!?”

Not quite as intriguing as the rat stew posts down below, huh?

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
5:11 pm

jewcowboy–family values, gotta luv ‘em! Jus’ sayin’ :-)

Paul

June 22nd, 2009
5:11 pm

jewcowboy

bleah -

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
5:12 pm

jewcowboy– @5:10, dinner topi at the bleech banquet!

@@

June 22nd, 2009
5:13 pm

Probably some of that “personal” business that dems say is none of anybody’s….

Michael H. Smith

June 22nd, 2009
5:15 pm

While Houdini Sanford was off doing whatever, our President Osamer was obviously having a JFK attack.

“United We Serve”

http://www.serve.gov/remarks.asp

jewcowboy

June 22nd, 2009
5:16 pm

josef nix,

In my expirience:

Family values = Republican hypocrisy

getalife

June 22nd, 2009
5:24 pm

Tweet from 8 hours ago:

“SC’s government structure fundamentally flawed http://www.postandcourier.c... #sctweets #gop”

Mmmm, wonder why he would come to Atlanta to write that?

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
5:27 pm

jewcowboy– @ 5:16, yeah, but let’s not forget Prop 8, preacher Warren, DADT, California DOMA brief, and the recent crumbs,,,can’t really tell the difference, myself…jus’ sayin’

getalife

June 22nd, 2009
5:27 pm

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 22nd, 2009
5:27 pm

“I was recently made aware that Governor Sanford has frequently been eluding SLED agents and disappearing at odd times,” Knotts said. Previously, Sanford has not been out of all contact – including with his own office – for this long before, a source, who insisted on anonymity, said.

If this is a problem then who was running the United States from 1993 to 2000?

Hmmmm?

Pilgrim

June 22nd, 2009
5:30 pm

I think he finally found out, like so many Republicans, that running a state, or any piece of government, is not so easy when times are tough and people are losing jobs and sales taxes are on the decline and property values are falling and banks are failing and that sort of stuff. And, what’s especially bad is when there are no Democrats to blame, unless you are stupid enough to think that everything is Obama’s fault. Then again, I have met some mighty stupid folks in my time.

getalife

June 22nd, 2009
5:32 pm

Why would he run from sled agents Andy?

jewcowboy

June 22nd, 2009
5:34 pm

Josef nix @5.27,

I would almost agree with you, but you would have to change it to:

Equality = Democrat hypocrisy

Though I wouldn’t go that far; yet. Check back with me in a couple of months and we will see where or fierce advocate is.

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
5:35 pm

PILGRIM–”Then, again I have met some mighty stupid folks in my time.”

Been talkin’ in the mirror again, has ye? Jus’ kiddin’, Bubba, jus’ kiddin’ :-)

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
5:37 pm

jewcoyboy–i’ll refer you back to your post to me yesterday, with all due respect. You’re still young enough to hold onto “yet.” Wish I could.

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
5:39 pm

jewcowboy–you might be surprised to find out that I am cutting him some slack these days. He’s got his handsful with Iran.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 22nd, 2009
5:40 pm

Maybe he’s worried Obozo is going to start a nuclear holocaust and just wanted to get some where safe.

I can understand that.

getalife

June 22nd, 2009
5:41 pm

Perhaps he is trying to keep up with the drama like drama queen palin.

Writing an op ed saying his government is broken, cut and run to the ATL on Father’s Day without telling his family and headline on Drudge is pretty dramatic.

He does look like he drinks heavily and ATL has some fine women ;)

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 22nd, 2009
5:51 pm

Though he promised his wife as a condition of his running for president that he would quit the vile weed tobacco, the president has struggled with smoking. During the campaign he admitted falling off the tobacco wagon a few times.

Weakling, forcing every body else to do what he can’t do, hypocrisy, thou name is Obozo.

I would say lead by example, but we don’t need anymore spineless, retarded Muslims running around.

jewcowboy

June 22nd, 2009
5:52 pm

Josef nix @ 5.37,

That is not to say I am not frustrated. The DOJ brief was uncalled for and the federal empoyee benefits should have been given on day 1.
I hope by ratcheting up the pressure O sees us not as a group that will be content to be patronized.

That said, it is only 6 months in, and most of those things require Congress to change. O needs to be the voice that forces Congress to act.

jewcowboy

June 22nd, 2009
5:55 pm

I report @ 5.40,

Without his family. That sounds about right for most modern Republican politicians.

Pilgrim

June 22nd, 2009
5:58 pm

josef,

I wuz jest seein’ who I culd draw out of the closet.

jewcowboy

June 22nd, 2009
6:00 pm

I report,

So smoking is sign of weakness? I missed that ad with the Marlboro man.

Frederick Douglass

June 22nd, 2009
6:00 pm

Did they check Magic City? Since his state doesn’t need stimulus money, surely there’s enough in the coffers for “Old Guv” to drop a few bucks at a titty bar.

jewcowboy

June 22nd, 2009
6:02 pm

Enter your comments here

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
6:03 pm

PILGRIM–and which closet might that be? There are so many…

jewcowboy

June 22nd, 2009
6:04 pm

Sorry for the 6.02. Pickin BlackBerrys and the keys are way to small.

Frederick Douglass

June 22nd, 2009
6:05 pm

The guy looks like John Boehner’s b*stard brother.

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
6:05 pm

jewcowboy–yes, and Congress on both sides of the aisle have signaled willingness to repeal DADT and 60% of the population agrees, as well as a rather heteroclite representation of this blog…no, there’s something else at work here…

jewcowboy

June 22nd, 2009
6:09 pm

Josef nix @ 6.05,

Action?

Pilgrim

June 22nd, 2009
6:12 pm

josef,

I thought the message content made it quite obvious — stoopid people, of course. :smile:

Frederick Douglass

June 22nd, 2009
6:13 pm

Enter your comments here

jewcowboy

June 22nd, 2009
6:14 pm

Off to dinner. Alas, I am quite sure there will be no fancy rat stew on the menu. My loss no doubt. Good evening.

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
6:18 pm

jewcowboy–Action? I’m not sure much can be done. Every attempt to establish meaningful contact and dialogue has met with a stone wall, We might want to take a cue from the Iranians and just meet him everywhere he shows up with duct tape over our mouths…jus’ not sayin’ DADT is our best avenue, though, in my opinion since that is where we have the most widespread support…

Kiddin our selves

June 22nd, 2009
6:19 pm

Speaking of looking Presidential-lets see (1)historic debt for us,our kids,our kids kids,our kids kids kids etc. (2)unemployment to likes we haven’t seen in decades and according to Obama gang will surely go above 10 percent. (3)stock market that bobs up and down like a Charle Sheen Hooker.Great pick America!!

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
6:20 pm

Pilgrim: Good one! Are you talking stupid, for which there is an excuse, or uneducated, for which there isn’t? I must admit I do fall into the stupid category myself spending a good part of my existence in a state of stupor! :-)

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
6:32 pm

Kiddin our selves–Aw, let the bastids freeze to death in the dark! Jus’ kiddin, jus’ kiddin’ :-)

jt

June 22nd, 2009
6:34 pm

Michael H. Smith- this is from your link.

“You can get started right now by helping us provide those opportunities for people to serve.
If you’re involved in a service project in your community, go to Serve.gov and register it on this website, so that other people can sign up to join you. If you have an idea for a project – like getting a group together to volunteer each week at a homeless shelter, or read to kids at your local library, or pick up trash in a local park – you can go online and register that too. The website has everything you need to get started. And if you’re someone who’s interested in volunteering, you can go to Serve.gov to find opportunities in your community.”

How creepy is that? SERVE.gov.

jt

June 22nd, 2009
6:35 pm

Frederick Douglass-

Magic City has been closed for years. Gah.

Normal

June 22nd, 2009
6:36 pm

Josef, answered “possum” downstairs;>)

Kiddin our selves

June 22nd, 2009
6:37 pm

JNix-Sadly Fools that are brainwashed,paid to vote,or just that Stupid will vote for this Traveling Medicine Man agian in 3 1/2 years!!! Charlie Brown said it best-egads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pilgrim

June 22nd, 2009
6:40 pm

josef,

I’m here, bloggin’, aren’t I! Need I say more.

Kiddin our selves

June 22nd, 2009
6:41 pm

Whoops-Travelin Socialist Medicine Man, my bad.

Pilgrim

June 22nd, 2009
6:45 pm

By the way, josef, who is to say that one cannot be educated AND stupid and still be excused. Such might be the case for a college graduate that is stricken, later in life, with bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
6:46 pm

Kiddin our selves–You’re kinder than I am…I call it a poorly staged drag show…we’re still on the road to the campaign and just like back then, I keep waiting for something, anything, of substance…even though I am speaking up for him on his approach to the Iran crisis, it is still, nonethless a PR gambit, one I agree with, but a PR gambit nonethelss…this is Peronism in its purest form…

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
6:47 pm

PILGRIM @ 6:45–oooh, that was a good one! :-)

Pilgrim

June 22nd, 2009
6:50 pm

I feel so much better now that the Travelin Medicine Man has been differentiated from the dreaded Travelin Socialist Medicine Man. It’s like distinguishing between a king snake and a coral snake.

Kiddin our selves

June 22nd, 2009
6:50 pm

JNix-I agree,but thats what only one for thirty so far. With that kind of battin avg, He’s makin Frenchy look like a Hall of Famer.

Angry Black Man

June 22nd, 2009
6:50 pm

“Magic City has been closed for years. Gah.”

JT, you must not get down by the Greyhound station much. Magic City is still alive and kicking.
http://www.magiccity.com/

TnGelding

June 22nd, 2009
6:53 pm

“She said she was not concerned”, seems a little odd too. What a living arrangement.

Anyway, hope he is ok and isn’t cracking under the fight to deny the Palmetto State the use of funds from the stimulus package.

Kiddin our selves

June 22nd, 2009
6:54 pm

ABM-I thought M/city was still open.It’s changed inside over the last few years-nice.

Pilgrim

June 22nd, 2009
6:54 pm

“Magic City”! Is that anything like “cabbage town”?

jt

June 22nd, 2009
6:55 pm

“Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can’t stop to count”

Eva Peron

Angry Black Man

June 22nd, 2009
6:56 pm

Kiddin, it’s a good place to unwind from a hard day’s work. Besides, at least I can directly contribute to someone’s education and know who’s getting my money as opposed to playing the lottery. LOL!!

Kiddin our selves

June 22nd, 2009
6:56 pm

J/Wayne-No its a Gentlemans Club

jt

June 22nd, 2009
6:56 pm

Angry Black Man-

My bad.
I was thinking of Chocolate City off Stewart.

jt

June 22nd, 2009
6:58 pm

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.

Eva Peron

jt

June 22nd, 2009
6:59 pm

When the rich think of the impoverished, they think of impoverished desires.

Eva Peron

Kiddin our selves

June 22nd, 2009
7:00 pm

ABM- Yeah, and I’ve seen many of my proffersors(male/female) there. Surely they must be unwinding as well. Man that place was a little rough about 10 years ago.

Angry Black Man

June 22nd, 2009
7:01 pm

JT
I think that one has shut down. I generally move between Magic City, Strokers, and Pin Ups

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
7:03 pm

jt: ssh, it’s not Stewart anymore…talk about your PR gambits! Call it what you will, it’s STILL Stewart Avenue…

Kiddin our selves

June 22nd, 2009
7:04 pm

Last thing before I leave. I heard through the grapevine today that the governments definition of rich has dropped again,going down to 100k. Started off at 1mil and previous number was 250k. People watch your wallets & pocketbooks! The taxes, they are acomin.

Angry Black Man

June 22nd, 2009
7:04 pm

Kiddin
I kinda stayed away from there for a while. I grew up 2 hours from here in NE Alabama. There were many times when I saw the sun rise driving I-20 west.

josef nix

June 22nd, 2009
7:06 pm

jr: “only Eva Peron could rise from the presidential box in the Teatro Colon, raise her hands and when the clanging and jangling of hundreds of carets stopped at her armpits, begin her speech with ‘we the shirtless ones…!” –Quentin Crisp

Kiddin our selves

June 22nd, 2009
7:07 pm

ABM-In my opinion,I give the girls at Strokers the edge over Mcity and Pin Ups. Not even close-Goodnight all.

jt

June 22nd, 2009
7:10 pm

Josef-
Was it the power over ignorance or just a power?

Did a state policeman really desecrate her corpse?

Angry Black Man

June 22nd, 2009
7:11 pm

Kiddin
I can’t disagree with you on that.

jt

June 22nd, 2009
7:11 pm

ABC and Kiddin-

The Oasis is the best in the WORLD. Doraville.

That is what I have been told.

Angry Black Man

June 22nd, 2009
7:22 pm

jt
I haven’t heard of that one. I’ll have to look into that.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 22nd, 2009
7:36 pm

Last thing before I leave. I heard through the grapevine today that the governments definition of rich has dropped again,going down to 100k.

Kiddin- The way Obozo is shredding the US economy, $25,000 will be rich before long.

getalife

June 22nd, 2009
7:45 pm

jt.

The Oasis is lame.

Cheetah III is the best in Atlanta.

I have not found the best in the world but still lookin.

I think Canada’s is the best so far.

Very liberal :)

TnGelding

June 22nd, 2009
7:56 pm

TnGelding

June 22nd, 2009
7:58 pm

Fellows, you’re too old to be hanging out at titty bars and “lounges.” Stop wasting your time and money.

TnGelding

June 22nd, 2009
8:13 pm

Rich used to be a millionaire. But I’d put it at $5-10 million now as long as you have a good health insurance policy.

They were wrong then:

http://www.heritage.org/Research/Budget/BG928.cfm

And they’re probably wrong now.

TnGelding

June 22nd, 2009
11:26 pm

I wandered into the Cheetah one day after a doctor’s appointment at Crawford Long a few years back since I was gioing to have to pay for 3 hours of parking anyway. I had read in the AJC that it had a new chef, but the place was like a tomb so I left without eating. There was also a sense of depravity in the “atmosphere”.

Kiddin our selves

June 23rd, 2009
10:48 am

Cheetah is a tourist trap. Same girls doin the same dances-Boring!