The Washington Times - July 16, 2009, 07:21AM

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has canceled state business to take another sudden trip — but this time with his wife, the Greenville (S.C.) News is reporting.

Sanford and his wife, Jenny, will be away for the rest of the week, and his staff is in contact with him — unlike his jaunt to Argentina to visit his mistress a few weeks ago.


I think I heard that his staff said Sanford and his wife are hiking the Appalachian Trail. Deja vu all over again.

You know, with all of these abrupt trips that Sanford takes, I’m beginning to think that being governor of South Carolina is a pretty easy gig. At the very least you rack up a lot of frequent flyer miles.

I just hope that when he returns from this trip that Sanford doesn’t hold a press conference to explain where he has been and what he was doing. The last one made me cringe, and I don’t like cringing.