SC Governor, and national buffoon, Mark Sanford - who was determined to refuse to accept Federal Stimulus money previously - deserted his office last weekend, to take some personal time to reflect while hiking the Appalachian Trail in Northern Georgia. No calls to his wife (he has 4 kids, and it was Father's Day weekend), to his staff, or to the head of the SC National Guard or State Police, who both report to him, since he's the governor after all.
Now, I can comment on Sanford, because I voted against him in 2002 when I lived in SC, and lived there for 16 years (11 of which were before he was 'guv-nah' and his regime took power). He's a wealthy real estate broker from an affluent barrier island who is convinced that his state, which has consistently ranked last or next to last in national education rankings, infant survivability rates, high school graduation rates, literacy rates, and first or 2nd in unemployment, numbers of mobile homes per-capita, belief in quick creationism and in support of the marketing strategy known as "Intelligent Design" as well as proclivity to secede from the Union.
This joker wants to run for President in 2012. Oh please oh please run! That would be awesome! Perhaps you could go hiking in Northern VA and not tell your secret service detail, or NORAD, or Homeland Security where you're going then too Jeff! We all know you need your personal time of reflection, and you told Colbert how hard it was to "get away from the office" in his interview with you. What a maroon! Not able to effectively govern SC, not ready for a national office - the epitome of an incapable, minimalist, hypocritical, State's rights, white gentry land owner, Old South politician.
1 year ago