Runaway Governor

Sanford's Spokesman Quits

Like Sarah Palin, we can only speculate as to what prompted him to leave a high-profile state job: The Associated Press is reporting that Mark Sanford’s press secretary, Joel Sawyer, is resigning from his job effective August 5. “Sawyer said he is leaving to pursue unspecified opportunities in the private sector and that his boss's revelation of an extramarital affair has nothing to do with his departure.” He has worked for Sanford for more than six years, and was the voice of the administration during Sanford’s disappearance to Argentina.