Aug 10, 2009

Mark Sanford Now Even More of a Fraud Than Previously Thought [Fiscal Conservatives]

Remember South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, the Argentinian ass-loving hater of excess government spending? Well, it appears as though he's been using the state's private aircraft for personal reasons, one time even flying to make a hair appointment on time.

According to the AP, Sanford used state planes to fly his wife and children around for holidays and family vacations, attend his children's sporting events, make it to dentist and hair-styling appointments, attend GOP fundraisers and a birthday party for a political donor, among other things, at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars to South Carolina taxpayers. Interestingly, the state's ethics laws make using state resources for personal gain a criminal offense, punishable with a $5000 fine and up to 5 years in prison.

Of course, none of this matters, even if all of these allegations prove to be true, because South Carolina's Republican lieutenant governor is rumored to be gay and there's no way the state's network of good ole boys are going to risk that embarrassment, so they'll probably figure out some way for Sanford to run the state from a federal prison if they have to.

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