When Gov. Mark Sanford was sworn in to his first term - in 2003 - his schedule routinely was packed with meetings with staffers and Cabinet members, appearances with civic groups and meetings with business leaders. By this year, however, the second-term R

Two weeks on the job with Gov. Sanford

October 25, 2009 

2003

Monday, March 10

11 a.m. Press conference McEntire air base to discuss keeping S.C. military institutions off base closing list

Noon Sanford and his sons work on a Habitat for Humanity home

3 p.m. Meeting with Robbie Kerr, director of the Department of Health and Human Services

6 p.m. Radio interview: Andy Thomas

Tuesday, March 11

10:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Clay shooting and lunch with Frank Harrison, CEO of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Charlotte

4 p.m. Meeting with Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer to discuss media attention to Sanford's Air Force Reserve training

4:15 p.m. Meeting with fire and rescue personnel

4:30 p.m. Meeting with J.J. Darby about appointments to boards and commissions

5 p.m. Meeting with the Girl Scouts of America

7 p.m. Florence County Legislative Day reception

7:30 p.m. Carolina First Palmetto Finest Awards presentation

Wednesday, March 12

9 a.m. Legislative breakfast

10:30 a.m. Cabinet meeting

Noon Meeting with (Charleston) Post and Courier staffers for the paper to present Sanford with a plaque of its election night front page

12:30 p.m. Presents Order of the Palmetto, state's highest civilian honor, to Karen Floyd (now chairwoman of the S.C. Republican Party)

1 p.m. Senate Republican Caucus luncheon

3 p.m. Meeting with Secretary of Commerce Bob Faith

4 p.m. Meeting with Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber Junior Leadership group

4:50 p.m. Meet and greet with Junior Leadership of Greer at Capitol

5 p.m. NASCAR Darlington Day at the Governor's Mansion. Sanford speaks

6:30 p.m. Big Brothers, Big Sisters reception

Thursday, March 13

10:30 a.m. Meeting with S.C. Medical Association to discuss tort reform and Medicaid reform

10:45 a.m. Meeting with John MacGill to talk about Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services

11 a.m. Signs proclamation in support of the S.C. National Guard

11:15 a.m. Greets home-schoolers at Capitol

11:45 a.m. Conference call with S.C. Ports Authority chief Bernie Groseclose

1 p.m. Pee Dee economic outlook luncheon by the Florence Chamber

2:45 p.m. Meeting with Don Herriott, head of Roche Carolina, to discuss prescription drug benefits

5:25 p.m. Live TV interview with CNN's Judy Woodruff, "Inside Politics"

6:30 p.m. Governor's staff drop-in

8 p.m. Bethany Christian Services annual banquet, Sanford talks about adoption

Friday, March 14

11:30 a.m. Press conference

1 p.m. Lunch with the executive board of the Business & Industry Education Committee

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2009

Monday, March 9

7:15 a.m. Personal time with Cubby Culbertson, Sanford's spiritual adviser

8:30-10:30 a.m. Study time

10:30 a.m. Radio interview: "The Mike Gallagher Show"

11:05 a.m. Radio interview: "Brian and the Judge," Fox News Radio

Noon TV Interview: "BBC World News America"

6 p.m. Radio interview: "The Jason Lewis Show" (Minneapolis)

7 p.m. Troop 10 Boy Scout meeting

Tuesday, March 10

7:10 a.m. Radio interview: "The Tom Joyner Morning Show"

8:55 a.m. Sanford departs to Washington

6:30 p.m. Depart for C Street, where Sanford spends the night. (C Street is the residence where then-Congressman Sanford went to Bible study with like-minded members of Congress.)

Wednesday, March 11

7:05 a.m. Departs Washington, arrives in Charlotte, travels to Spartanburg by car

10 a.m. Press conference on refusing stimulus aid, Spartanburg

12:15 p.m. Press conference, governor's office, on refusing stimulus aid

2:30 p.m. Press conference, Charleston, on refusing stimulus aid

3:30 p.m. Attends son's tennis match in Summerville

Thursday, March 12

7:45 a.m. Radio interview: WTMA of Charleston with Richard Todd

8:10 a.m. Radio interview: WBT of Charlotte with Al Gardner and Stacy Sims

9:30 a.m. Meeting with staffer

10 a.m. Meeting with Jessica Gibadlo, former staffer

10:45 a.m. Picture with Girl Scout honorary legislative pages

11:30 a.m. Meeting with staffer

Noon Phone interview with Esquire magazine reporter

12:40 p.m. Radio interview: WTMA of Charleston with Rocky D

12:50 p.m. Leaves governor's office for the mansion

1:15-3:30 p.m. Study time/writing time

3:50 p.m. Live TV interview: "Your World with Neil Cavuto" on Fox News Channel

4 p.m. Attend son's tennis match

5 p.m. Radio interview: WBT of Charlotte

10:10 p.m. Live TV interview: Greta van Susteren on Fox News Channel

10:30 pm. Depart for Coosaw, the Sanford family's Beaufort farm

Friday, March 13

3 p.m. Scheduling meeting

4-5 p.m. Study time/writing time

Source: S.C. Governor's Office

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