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Unacceptable Behavior, Unacceptable Job Ethics

Culture, National Politics

In this MSNBC article titled “Where’s my governor?  Most aren’t hard to find” it sheds light that as public servants, a Governor’s whereabouts should be known.  I think this is a great lesson for all public servants.  The people should always know where and what they are doing.


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Where’s my governor?  Most aren’t hard to find

Many eager to prove they’re on the job following Sanford’s disappearance


Most of the nation's governors were willing — even eager — to prove they were on the job after revelations that South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford ditched his security detail and disappeared for a secret weeklong tryst with a mistress in Argentina.


The AP had problems finding Georgia's Sonny Perdue, who is serving his final term.  His spokesman, Bert Brantley, said Perdue had worked at his Capitol office earlier, but he wasn't sure where the governor was precisely when the AP called.  When pressed, Brantley said he would not call the governor just to answer a press inquiry into his whereabouts.


"Even when he's on a personal day or family time, he still keeps his BlackBerry on him," Brantley said.  "There's not a time when he's not reachable."


Impromptu checks by the AP showed most gubernatorial staffs keep close tabs on their bosses.


Besides giving speeches, signing bills and attending ribbon-cuttings, governors must take charge in natural disasters.  They command their states' National Guards.  And their personal time can become the public's business, particularly when they betray people's trust, Policinski said.


"As, unfortunately, recent scandals seem to indicate, there is legitimate public interest in knowing where a governor is and what they're doing," Policinski said.


When AP asked where governors were, the most common answer was in the office.  Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was reviewing bills on the last day of the legislative session.  Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry was interviewing a candidate for a judicial appointment.


Even when governors were traveling, staffers had little trouble saying exactly where they were.  In Alabama, Gov. Bob Riley's communications director, Jeff Emerson, knew Riley was landing in Seattle after an economic development trip overseas.


Private events not on schedule


While finding governors through their press offices is easy, tracking them down using schedules available to the general public can be trickier.  Most release calendars of public events and news conferences, but some keep closed-door meetings and private functions under wraps even if they're official state business.


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