Gov. Douglas on Gov. Sanford

Gov. James Douglas weighed in today on the odd vacation taken by South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. As you probably know, Sanford left his office last week and went off … somewhere? His press office now says he's hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Douglas – who knows Sanford via the National Governor's Association – said the trip is "curious, to say the lest." But he said he gives the governor the "benefit of the doubt."

He then reminded the press corps. of the time that Howard Dean, while governor, got lost on the Long Trail.

-Dan Barlow