Senator Knotts… Sic em boy… Sic Sanford

June 26, 2009 by  
Filed under News

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.

Fogle Talks to CNN about Sanford

June 23, 2009 by  
Filed under SC Politics

Apparently Reagan’s 11th commandment is gone completely out the window.

The Palmetto Scoop’s Adam Fogle took to the national airwaves today on CNN and took shots at Governor Sanford.

“…he has this pattern of somewhat erratic behavior, this I would say raises the bar on all of that.”

Now I realize Sanford has made a huge mistake in this weekend getaway, but to go on the air and comment that the Governor has a pattern of erratic behavior is absurd.

The Indigo Journal had made a similar reference earlier in the day and I don’t know the question that Fogle was asked on CNN, but it definitely appears that some individuals in this state are working to destroy the Governor and any vested interest or hope he may have to run for President.

But just as politics in South Carolina goes, someone has to be destroyed.

I guess Sanford’s recent loss in the stimulus battle was not enough tarnish for Fogle who supported taking the stimulus money.  If I remember correctly, Fogle even created a commercial urging the governor to take the stimulus money.

We want to ask you, what exactly is Fogle trying to accomplish by humiliating the governor?

UPDATE:
Shocked! Sanford Admits Affair

Ron Paul Makes Too Much Sense

March 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Opinion

Listen to what CNN Reporter D.L. Hughley has to say about Ron Paul in an interview on March 8, 2009.