A few stories we’re passing on this morning:

• The Wahsington Post has a list of the 10 Republicans to watch and Sanford is still at a strong No. five.

Of all the Republicans looking seriously at 2012, Sanford, the governor of South Carolina, is the one who has leaned the furthest forward. He has been everywhere of late — op-ed pages, television, state party gatherings — as a strident voice in opposition to the economic stimulus bill. …

• South Carolina is doing a pretty good job making its website cell-phone friendly, according to Government Technology, which gave the state a B+.

South Carolina has a rather nice site for smartphone users. Although no mobile version exists, the site is easy to navigate on the BlackBerry. Plus, www.sc.gov does offer a text-only version, which essentially strips away the very minimal graphics on the normal home page.

• And Tyler Perry is looking for a little home away from home — his own private island.

What will he call his own private isle? … he’ll wait until he’s inspired by the exotic locale, which he hasn’t quite decided on yet. “It’ll speak to me,” he says. “I’ll know what to call it once I’m there.”

Why does this have a local interest? Rumor has it that Oprah was looking at a secluded Lowcountry isle a few years ago. She didn’t end up buying, but our ears perked up at this news that Perry is in the market for his own little slice of heaven.