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Mark Stanford…..Will keep his job…..but this is his swan song….

The embattled Governor of South Carolina has survived an attempt to turn him out of office…..but his political capital is gone…..

The story in The State:

Sanford has been under scrutiny since June, when he returned from a clandestine five-day trip to Argentina and admitted an extramarital affair. Media, the State Ethics Commission and lawmakers have spent the past six months reviewing Sanford’s use of state aircraft, business-class airfare and campaign funds.

Wednesday, the governor said 37 pending State Ethics Commission charges amounted to – at most – minor and technical oversights.

While Sanford’s offenses were called “seriously stupid” – the words of state Rep. Garry Smith, R-Greenville – six of the seven impeachment panel members agreed they were not impeachable.

“We can’t impeach for hypocrisy. We can’t impeach for arrogance. We can’t impeach … for his lack of leadership skills,” said committee chairman state Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Richland, arguing there were not grounds to remove Sanford from office.

The story comes from Charles Lemos over at mydd.com…..

December 10, 2009 - Posted by | Government, Media, Men, Politics | , , ,


  1. Governor Sanford Should be at the top of the GOP hierarchy his predictions about the $780 billion dollar Chinese TAX the HELL out of the USA LOAN have been absolutely right

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | December 10, 2009 | Reply

  2. you live in the stste right?

    Comment by jamesb101 | December 10, 2009 | Reply

  3. Yes I am in SC

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | December 10, 2009 | Reply

  4. okay…. give me you take on Stanford

    Comment by jamesb101 | December 10, 2009 | Reply

  5. Jamesb

    I have stated before I am vehemently opposed to sexual witch hunts as long all parties were consenting adults

    Sanford has been a behind the scenes Governor while I have lived in SC with little Governor interference on matters while AT THE SAME TIME trying to talk to various business leaders from around the world to invest in SC

    WE have a lot of work economically to be made here in SC and I am not expecting anything amazing overnight.

    A big part of OUR FUTURE resides in SUCCESSFUL beach tourism

    It has been on the decline of late for numerous reasons

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | December 10, 2009 | Reply

  6. okay….that’s good…but he’s gone…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | December 10, 2009 | Reply

    • Not yet

      I am at the crossroads right now

      Do I vote in the Democrat primary, Republican primary, or skip the primary altogether in SC

      In the winter of 2008 I was faced with the same dilemia in Arizona I decided to skip the primary and become officially registered as No Party Independent

      Luckily in SC WE have no party registration so I can wait until election day to decide

      Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | December 10, 2009 | Reply

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