The Governor has returned his messages. In case you missed the story yesterday, South Carolina's Governor Mark Sanford has been out of the office since last Thursday. No big deal. Only, it turned out his wife and the Lt. Governor didn't have a good handle on where he was, and his office wasn't saying. Today, the governor's office said Sanford was hiking along the Appalachian Trail and would be heading home tomorrow.
Governor Sanford made headlines recently in his opposition to the Obama administration's stimulus package to the states. Sanford was weary of future financial commitments that came with accepting the federal dollars for his state.
Huffington Post reports this morning that the trail the governor is hiking along is actually one of the beneficiaries of the stimulus funding. The Appalachian Trail will receive $650 thousand for a spruce up.