Senator Knotts… Sic em boy… Sic Sanford

June 26, 2009 by  
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It is well known in South Carolina that Governor Sanford has his enemies.  The General Assembly has worked against him multiple times to stop his reform initiatives and efforts to reduce spending in the state.

Did I mention that the General Assembly is a Republican Majority?  Sounds like the US Congress of old.  Anyway…

Senator Knotts, one of Sanford’s greatest arch-enemies, took to the airwaves of CNN today to continue to blast Sanford.

Listening to Knotts interview just turned my stomach upside down at times and at others, I fell out of my chair laughing so hard over a few of his statements.  Including the following:

“I’m a watchdog for the taxpayers money…”

Let’s see how good of a watchdog he is:

But lets take a look at something Knotts is calling for.

He is accusing Sanford of using taxpayer money to fund a rendezvous with his mistress.

“Taxpayers paid for him to rendezvous with his mistress down in South America, is non-excusable…..

…I can’t explain to my people how the governor can take money and rendezvous with his mistress and when he gets caught, pay it back.  It’s like a bank robber saying hey give me your money and if they happen to catch him, I’ll pay it back and everything will be ok”

Granted, we don’t know how much if any was used.  My issue with this is how many other state business trips ended with a night on the town, in a strip club, at a casino.  We know this happens in business across America.  And I’m not just talking about Sanford.  What about the legislators who have been traveling across the country on different studies and such.

Just like Sanford’s other adversaries, they immediately draw a comparison to the worst case scenario.  I immediately reminded of the stimulus debate:

You know, if you don’t take stimulus money, teachers will lose their jobs.

Oh, now that we have the money, you are still loosing your job.

What about Obama’s Broadway show.  How much money did that cost the taxpayers to fly Air Force One, the Presidential caravan, and everything else it takes to transport the President to Manhattan for a night on the town.

The fact of the matter is, this is common practice.  He was in Argentina on state business, secured jobs for South Carolinians, then enjoyed a night on the town.

One last parting thought……

If it is illegal to have sex on the taxpayer’s dime, then a whole hell of a lot of you are in trouble.

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  • Albert Milliron

    Thanks for your good research on Senator Knotts as a watch dog. Funny how politicians have no problem focusing on others sins when they have a few of their own. Its the old projection technique to get attention off ones self. We all know that Knotts has been a critic of Sanford and supports a man he can control Lt Gov. Bauer. There is no lack of YouTube video and writings that show his long term disdain for Mark Sanford. His agenda is very clear here.

    While I am disappointed at Gov Sanford, I am more disappointed at politicians lining up to take advantage of his short falling.

  • Carol Martin

    Governor Sanford alluded to King David as one who continued to lead after his fall. Governor Sanford is not King David and he needs to resign. I have appreciated his fiscal conservative leadership, but the lies and deceit are too much for us to tolerate. His wife doesn’t trust him and neither can we.

    I am not a fan of cheerleader, Andre, but there are only 18 months left in this governor’s term. Perhaps we voters need to clean out Columbia as well as
    Washington. I recommend that everyone watch the Southern Avenger’s video of his disappointment concerning the governor and his recommendation that he step down.

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