Messages from S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford's communications director, Joel Sawyer, show how he downplayed Sanford's disappearance last month amid a flood of inquiries.
Sawyer's official explanation:
"The governor is hiking along the Appalaichan Trail. I apologize for taking so long to send this update and was waiting to see if a more definitive idea of what part of the Trail he was on before we did so."
Emails obtained by The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper also show Sawyer explained the media's interest on a "slow news day," along with other responses.
Click here to read his response to a quip about Sanford's Cheney-esque 'undisclosed location.'
Click here for his 'slow news day' explanation, part 1.
Click here for his 'slow news day' explanation, part 2.
Click here for his answer to an update on 'ridiculous rumours.'
- Doug Miller