Erick Erickson, writing yesterday at RedState:
First, we need to be clear on the facts — not the media speculation:
— Sanford did tell his staff and family where he was going.
— Because he was traveling without a security detail, it was in his best interests that no one knew he was gone.
— His political enemies — Republicans at that — ginned up the media story.
— When confronted by a pestering media, things went downhill.
— Again though, at all times there was no doubt that Sanford’s staff and family knew where he was.
(Thanks to TPM Reader DK for the tip.)