The differences between Washington state and South Carolina:
One is in the Northwest, the other is in the Southeast.
One has mountain ranges that still have snow at the top, the other doesn't.
When Gov. Chris Gregoire disappears from sight for a few days, she goes to Iraq to visit the Guard.
When Gov. Mark Sanford disappears from sight for a few days, he goes to Argentina to kanoodle with his e-mail love interest.