The lead story all over the news today and The Drudge Report was the disappearance of Mark Sanford. He reportedly left in a black SUV and didn’t tell anyone where he was going, including his own security force.
Jenny Sanford said the governor said he needed time away from their children to write something.
In Governor Sanford’s future run for President, this is either the best political move or the worst and will come back to haunt him for a long time.
It will be the worst if he was just looking for a vacation or wanted to finish reading Angels and Demons.
This is, however, one of those rare times that I feel sorry for celebrities in the spotlight. Governor Sanford should be able to go away, just like you and I, for a few days without causing a national hysteria. On the other hand, watching Jon and Kate plus 8 (and thinking they both should be in jail for exploiting their children) reminds me that celebrities (most of the time) wouldn’t have the money or influence they have if they didn’t get followed around by the media. The media wouldn’t follow them around if people didn’t buy the magazines and watch the shows (like me, right now).
Sigh. I say keep hiding Mark, and come back with the answer to all this mess.