Newsweek wrote:Sanford's wife, Jenny, assured the AP that he was taking time away from their four boys—on Father's Day weekend, no less—"to write something," even as she admitted that she didn't know his exact coordinates.
The governor's office ... revealed that Sanford was "recharge[ing] after the stimulus battle" with a hike along the Appalachian Trail.
... he'd actually been vacationing in Buenos Aires. "It's a great city," he said. "I don't know how this thing got blown out of proportion."
You don't know how this got blown out of proportion Gov. Sanford? Really...?
Okay, it's one thing to take a break, I don't begrudge anyone that. Even getting away from the family over Father's Day isn't too far fetched. But when people think you are out hiking, and you're actually in another freaking hemisphere, you don't think that's not going to send up any red flags?
This site puts on an interesting spin
Bah! That pesky media, worse than mosquitoes I tell ya.redstate.com wrote:Sanford did tell his staff and family where he was going.
Because he was traveling without a security detail, it was in his best interests that no one knew he was gone.
When confronted by a pestering media, things went downhill.
Assuming the one of the two sides is true, is it worse if nobody really knew where he was at, or that his office lied about his location?