The Outrageous South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has made a dramatic entrance on the national stage by his refusal to accept economic stimulus aid for education from the federal government, making him one of two governors to reject such aid.  The other, of course, is Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

His own party in the legislature and educational leaders in the state have denounced him, but Sanford seems determined to make himself noticed in such an outrageous way, as he is nearing next year term linits as Governor, and is predicted to be starting a national campaign to run for President in 2012.

If the GOP thinks that nominating Sanford or Palin is the answer to their minority status nationally, they will get a rude awakening in 2012.  This outrageous conduct by Sanford, as well as Palin, needs to be condemned.  It is unbelievable that South Carolina and Alaska, two of the poorest states in social terms, would reject federal aid, and the two governors need to be called on the carpet by responsible party leaders nationally.

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