Fishing For Leadership

If you Governor went missing, would you be concerned?

South Carolina GOP Gov. Mark Sanford is safe and secure, his office said Monday afternoon, moving to tamp down speculation that he had gone missing.

For some reason, they seem to like their Governor in SC.

Sanford has not been in touch with his office since Thursday and left Columbia without his state police detail.

Could his staff sound any less sincere?

His communications director, Joel Sawyer, wouldn’t disclose Sanford’s location but said that before the governor left town last week “he let staff know his whereabouts and that he'd be difficult to reach.”

“Should any emergencies arise between the times in which he checks in, our staff would obviously be in contact with other state officials as the situation warrants before making any decisions,” said Sawyer.

Even his wife can't sound credible.

Sanford’s wife, Jenny, told The Associated Press Monday that she was unconcerned and that the second-term governor is “writing something and wanted some space to get away from the kids.”

If our Governor in Massachusetts went missing, we'd just assume he was taking some leadership classes over at the Kennedy School of Government. But Sanford has been a popular guy.

State authorities told the paper that Sanford’s last known location was somewhere near Atlanta where the governor’s phone signal was picked up by a local cell phone tower.

In search of a state worthy of his leadership, perhaps.