Welfare for Mark Sanford

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Monday, August 10, 2009 at 3:06 pm

The Associated Press releases a brutal report on Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) and his use of state resources. The most damaging items: $1,265 for a flight from Myrtle Beach to Columbia to make a haircut appointment, and $5,535 for trips from the capital to his family home.

The ship has sailed on a possible Sanford resignation, but stories like these make it clear that Sanford, whom many economic conservatives considered a strong possible presidential candidate in 2012, would have been felled by the scrutiny into his habits. You can’t run as an economic conservative while explaining away a thousand-dollar haircut. What would Mike Huckabee have said?

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5 Comments

Chad S
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 7:21 pm

He was my governor and my congressman before then when I lived in South Carolina. Everyone down there knew he was full of crap as an economic conservative(he only won because Hodges pissed off the church goers legalizing state lotteries), and its not surprise that he's at least tripled the state's debt during his time as Governor.


Chad S
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 7:34 pm

correction: not a surprise.


Chris R
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 9:47 pm

I don't know why I relish the news of someone in high office exposed as a hypocrite. I just do.


strangely_enough
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 11:01 pm

“$1,265 for a flight from Myrtle Beach to Columbia”
South Carolina, not South America? Was it at least round trip to cost that much? Comp drinks and mile high club membership, or something equally ridiculous?


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