Wednesday, June 24, 2009

OK, now resign.

What a day! I figured there would be another shoe to drop as part of the ridiculous Sanford meltdown. Affairs aside, how incredibly irresponsible are these actions for the Governor of a state? Check out this timeline at TPM. First the silly cover story about "hiking" - did his staff lie for him, or did they really not know anything? Worst of all is that the Lt. Governor had no clue where the Governor was.

Sanford was one of those voting to impeach President Clinton:
[source] This is "very damaging stuff," Sanford declared at one point, when details of Clinton's conduct became known. "I think it would be much better for the country and for him personally (to resign)... I come from the business side," he said. "If you had a chairman or president in the business world facing these allegations, he'd be gone."[*]

Explaining his decision to back impeachment articles against Clinton, he added, "I think what he did in this matter was reprehensible... I feel very comfortable with my vote."

Sanford's complaints were directed primarily, although not entirely, at Clinton's lying about the affair rather than the affair itself...

[*] Um. That's not really true. Business people get away with that stuff all the time, affairs and accompanying cover-up lies. What they wouldn't get away with is seriously dropping the ball on your responsibilities, leaving the State with no one in charge when you are off the grid, MIA, and agencies are using taxpayer money trying to track your ass down.

That's not where the hypocrisy ends. Looks like he spent over $21,000 of taxpayer money on international travel last year - some of it in Argentina - and this is after his big fuss on trying to turn down stimulus money. Republicans care soooo much about those tax dollars.

The list of Republican presidential hopefuls just got smaller. hee hee.

Now here's the rest of it. If Sanford's staff knew the truth about this and lied for him while he used taxpayer money on romantic entanglements, I want to hear some 'splainin'.

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