Reversals

SC Gov.: Okay, I'll Take The Stimulus

Remember when a bunch of Republican governors tried to posture themselves for the 2012 presidential race by saying they would refuse President Obama’s stimulus money? The Washington Post: “South Carolina's Republican governor will break his political logjam with the White House over stimulus funds today, his aides said, becoming the last governor in the nation to officially seek billions of dollars in federal economic recovery funds.” Governor Mark Sanford announced his decision at a 1 pm news conference today, complying with a deadline for the money. South Carolina’s 11-percent unemployment rate is the second highest in the country, and the state is poised to receive about $8 billion in rescue funds.