Gov. Sanford slipped out of town again



COLUMBIA — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is back in the office after again taking a vacation without telling Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer where he was.

Gubernatorial spokesman Ben Fox would not say this morning where the governor was, except to say he's been off.

On June 24, 2009, Sanford returned from vacation to say he had been in Argentina visiting a woman he later told The Associated Press was his "soulmate." Sanford and his wife, Jenny, divorced in March.

Fox says Sanford spent most of the Father's Day weekend with his four sons and just took yesterday off.

Sanford's office had said last year the governor was hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer said Monday no one told him where the governor was. Fox says the office doesn't do that because Sanford remains in contact with staff.



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