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Mark Sanford Rejects $ 700 Million In Stimulus Funds

by @ Friday, March 20th, 2009. Filed under Credit Crisis, Economics, Mark Sanford, Politics

After the Obama Administration turned down his request to use stimulus money to pay down debt, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has announced he doesn’t want any of it:
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says he won’t spend $700 million in federal stimulus cash.
Sanford’s announcement Friday came soon after the White House rejected [...]

Why Mark Sanford Needs To Be Taken Seriously

by @ Tuesday, March 10th, 2009. Filed under 2012 Election, Mark Sanford, Politics

A new profile in American Conservative makes it clear that, quietly, the South Carolina Governor is becoming a force to be reckoned with:
Sanford’s conservative credentials compare favorably to anyone else mentioned as a 2012 presidential contender. He calls the public-education system “a Soviet-style monopoly.” He promoted school choice through tax rebates to avoid the appearance [...]

Republicans For Creationism

by @ Tuesday, February 24th, 2009. Filed under 2012 Election, Evolution vs. ID, Mark Sanford, Politics, Sarah Palin, Science

Four of the top contenders for the 2012 Republican Presidential Nomination are all creationists.
First, Mark Sanford:
DS: What do you think about the idea of teaching alternatives to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution in public schools* for instance Intelligent Design?
Gov. Sanford: I have no problem with it.
DS: Do you think it should be done that way? Rather [...]

Disappointing News From Mark Sanford

by @ Thursday, February 19th, 2009. Filed under Mark Sanford, Politics, Republicans

South Carolina’s Governor, who has been at the forefront of those arguing against federal bailouts from the beginning. He’s spoke out against the TARP bailout, the auto bailout, and, most recently, President Obama’s stimulus package. Today, though, he said that he will accept whatever money the new law brings to his state:
WASHINGTON (AP) – South [...]

Mark Sanford: Don’t Mortgage The Future

by @ Friday, February 13th, 2009. Filed under Economics, Mark Sanford, Politics

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has a commentary piece up at CNN that is worth reading:
The president’s stimulus represents the largest and most invasive economic action in our government’s history. For a relatively small number of short-term jobs, this administration and this Congress are poised to mortgage the economic future of my four boys and [...]

Mark Sanford: Don’t Prosecute Michael Phelps

by @ Tuesday, February 10th, 2009. Filed under Celebrities, Mark Sanford, Politics, Sports

South Carolina’s Governor doesn’t think that law enforcement in his state should pursue criminal charges against Michael Phelps for taking a bong hit:

I’m really starting to like this guy.

Mark Sanford Gets It Right Again

by @ Monday, December 15th, 2008. Filed under Auto Industry, Business, Economics, Mark Sanford, Politics

The Governor of South Carolina urges President Bush to resist sending TARP funds to Detroit:
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is warning President Bush to back away from using the $700 billion Wall Street bailout for ailing Big Three automakers, saying doing so would fundamentally alter the nation’s economy.
In a letter sent to the White House [...]

Mark Sanford On The Future Of The Republican Party

by @ Tuesday, November 25th, 2008. Filed under Mark Sanford, Politics, Republicans

The more I hear from this guy, the more I like him:

GOP Voters Starting To Look At 2012 Field

A new Gallup Poll measures Republican voters’ views on several potential Presidential candidates for 2012:
PRINCETON, NJ — Republicans and Republican-leaning independents are most interested in seeing Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee run for the party’s presidential nomination in 2012. Those three received the highest scores among the 10 possible candidates evaluated in a [...]

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