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Sanford and "Principle"
Sunday, 28 June 2009 15:40
by Timothy V. Gatto

I’m a resident of South Carolina. I usually don’t care about what politicians do with their personal lives as long as they are doing their jobs honestly and openly. I’m not real happy with Barack Obama for example. He campaigned on the premise of “change” and anyone can see that no real change has come to the federal government, especially when it comes to this “Global War on Terrorism”, a war without end, supporting the most extensive, expansive military that ever existed. So much for Obama, I’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on the Governor of my state, Governor Mark Sanford.

I’ve always been told that when you point a finger there are three fingers pointing back at you. This is a lesson Sanford must learn. He was high on the list of President Clinton’s detractors in Congress when the story broke about Monica Lewinsky. He felt at the time that Clinton should resign. Well Mark, this is your wake-up call. The old adage “What’s good for the goose…”

Not only did Sanford show that he is a total hypocrite, he also has shown that he believes he is somehow entitled to act like a private citizen while trying to undermine Obama’s stimulus plan by trying not to take the stimulus money that was earmarked for South Carolina. His judgment was overridden by the SWC Legislature. Before that, he let South Carolina’s unemployed (which is higher than most states), go without their unemployment checks, because he didn’t want SC to borrow from the federal government. This stand was taken “on principle”.

Let me say this, when it comes to principles Governor Sanford, you don’t have any. I can’t imagine what was in your mind when you traveled to Argentina last year on a Congressional junket, and now since the trip was discovered, you want to reimburse SC for the cost of the Argentinean leg of the trip. This act doesn’t cover the malfeasance you have displayed.

I’m not puritanical, I could care less about what you do with your personal life unless it affects your judgment and in this case, sadly, it has. You couldn’t take a hint when Eliot Spitzer resigned after admitting he bought a prostitute while cheating on his wife. You should have wrapped –up your affair then. You’ve been in government long enough to realize that. Now the bell is tolling once again, this time on you, Mr. Family Value’s man.

Let’s see if Mark Sanford can take a hint.

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