June 22, 2009— -- COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Where is South Carolina's governor? Gov. Mark Sanford's wife said Monday she did not know the location of the two-term Republican chief executive. Sanford's staff declined to disclose where he was.
First lady Jenny Sanford told The Associated Press her husband has been gone for several days and she doesn't know where. She said she was not concerned. Jenny Sanford said the governor said he needed time away from their children to write something.
Sanford spokesman Joel Sawyer declined to discuss where the governor was. Sawyer told The Associated Press that Sanford was taking time to "recharge" after his failed fight against federal stimulus money.
Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer said he didn't know where Sanford is but said he had not been put in charge.