Amid numerous conflicting stories, the family and staff of Republican Governor Mark Sanford now claim they talked to him today, after five days in which no one knew, or would admit that they knew, where he was.
Maybe we'll never know, but Green Eagle is going to stick his neck out here: without any real evidence, I suspect the guy is in some sort of detox or rehab.
Let's see if we ever find out the truth.
Update: From a NBC affiliate in South Carolina:
"Sawyer has emphasized that the governor was hiking on the Appalachian Trail and that it wasn't something the staff or Jenny Sanford were concerned about.
But sources told WYFF News 4 that the federal agent who spotted Sanford saw him at the Atlanta airport, which is about 80 miles from the start of the trail."
More fun to come from this story before we're through.