Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 8:16 pm

Adultery? Sure. Leaving the state unsupervised? Hey, cool by me.

Filed under: Hold! Them! Accountable! — Lex @ 8:16 pm

When the S.C. GOP Executive Committee met by phone to discuss what to do about adulterous Gov. Mark Sanford, 22 voted to reprimand (or “censure,” depending on which news report you read) him, 10 voted to ask him to resign … and nine voted to support him, rejecting any kind of discipline.

Given that investigators have determined that Sanford broke no law (if you don’t count being criminally stupid, I guess, and the state’s criminal ban on adultery notwithstanding), I suppose reasonable people can disagree on the need for resignation vs. censure/reprimand. But outright support? Who are these people, and what are they doing outside of a rubber room?

Monday, June 29, 2009 8:52 pm

The last word on Sanford …

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 8:52 pm

… from The Charlotte Observer’s editorial writers, for the win:

Sanford is a two-term conservative Republican governor with a state legislature dominated by conservative Republicans. You’d think S.C. government would now be conservative Republican nirvana. Instead, Sanford had pretty much alienated his legislature, which earlier this month overturned 10 of his vetoes in one day. …

In 2002, during Sanford’s first campaign for governor, Observer reporter Henry Eichel profiled him, noting his penchant for going it alone, and reported this: “Sanford’s critics predict that if he does become governor, he will end up isolated and impotent.”

Well, they were half-right.

(h/t: commenter Waccamaw at EmptyWheel)

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