Runaway Governor

Sanford Flew in Style

Whilst the South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford was turning down President Obama’s stimulus money because he said it wasted taxpayer funds: The Associated Press reports that Sanford has charged the state $37,600 for one first-class and four business-class flights since November 2005, including one trip to Argentina that included time with his mistress. But don’t worry, South Carolina taxpayers: Sanford saved money where he could, making his aides fly coach. When he ran for governor in 2002, Sanford attacked state officials who charged taxpayers for travel. "This kind of lavish spending with taxpayers footing the bill just doesn't make any sense to me," Sanford said in a campaign ad. "If I become your governor, I'll fix that problem."