Updated on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 10:05AM by Kay B. Day, Editor
Updated on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 5:40PM by Kay B. Day, Editor
Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) apparently decided to take a few days away from the office and politicos are crawling out of corners much like termites fleeing insecticide-treated wood. Sanford’s wife told the Associated Press her husband needed some space to work on something he was writing. For neoliberal Democrats and Republicans, Sanford is a favorite target. He came under heavy political fire for refusing to take federal stimulus money. Only when the SC Supreme Court handed down a take-the-money mandate did he yield. Sidenote: Was the court’s decision overruling the top elected executive in the state legal? Not that ‘legal’ really matters to most state and federal politicians anymore.
In the Palmetto State, an area I am intimately familiar with, politicos from both parties (past and present) wailed and roared. How dare he? What if an emergency had arisen?