Jun 24, 2009

Four in the morning*

1. Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina wasn't hiking the Appalachian Trail on Father's Day weekend, as his office staff claimed. Instead, he was caught in Atlanta by a reporter from The State getting off a plane from Argentina. Sanford told the reporter he'd wanted to do something "exotic." Needless to say, there's still plenty of skepticism about the governor's story. He's scheduled to hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Eastern today. The State

*Updated: In his presser, Sanford admits to having an affair with an Argentinian woman, says he'll resign as head of the Republican Governors Association. Calls for his resignation as governor will inevitably follow.

2. Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez has some more bad news for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Lopez writes:
I hate to be the bearer of more bad news, but I've been gathering up the results of polling at the 10 schools that for the last year have been under the mayor's wing, and there's no way to sugarcoat this.

At eight of the 10 campuses, the mayor's Partnership for Los Angeles Schools got a resounding thumbs down from teachers.
3. First Lady Michelle Obama makes her first visit to California since becoming First Lady... again. LA Observed

4. Rainey vs. Stewart, round 3. LA Weekly (via LA Observed)


Anonymous said...

I think Gov. Sanford's wife knew all along what was going on. If he truly was missing, several federal agencies would have been looking for him. She never sounded desperately worried about his whereabouts. I even wonder if the "affair" was even with this alleged woman ... I think there's a lot more to the story and it's quite shocking.

Anonymous said...

Haha the gov used the same "hiking" excuse as a guy I know. He tells his wife he's hiking, hunting or off-roading hundreds of miles away and will be back in a few days (when he's only about 45 minutes away in his mistress' apartment). NOBODY hikes, off-roads or hunts alone unless they have a death wish. Guess someone's going to have to come up with a new excuse.