Kathy Griffin, the trash-talking comedienne, took the stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion Thursday night and had a scintillating question for the audience: "Do you know where your governor is tonight?" As it turns out, the attendees might not have known, the governor isn't in Annapolis but on vacation.
And no, he's not in Argentina or hiking the Appalachian Trail — he's in the Adirondacks. O'Malley has been on a fishing trip with his 12-year-old son Will since Father's Day, according to his press office. The duo has been throwing lines into Cranberry Lake in New York's Adirondacks State Park for their annual bonding retreat, spokesman Shaun Adamec said.
O'Malley's press office has fielded several calls from the media in recent days about the governor's exact whereabouts in light of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's disappearing act that sparked a national scandal. Adamec said most inquiries about O'Malley have been "tongue-in-cheek."
Maryland's governor returns Saturday — just in time for another trip to a vacation spot, Ocean City. This time, O'Malley will be traveling for work to attend the Maryland Municipal League conference, an annual gathering of local leaders from around the state. Though, aides say, he also will get some beach time with this family. Ahhh, summer.