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24 June 2009

Cry for him, Argentina

You see, when I worked in South Carolina from 7.95 to 10.96, the slam-the-Gov whispered-and-unfounded rumor was that he was importing ladies of the Atlantic City night for, um, cross-cultural-training. Yeah, that's it.
You ask what cost him the highest Palmetto State office? Well, that didn't come till '99 when voters got their revenge for his taking down of the Confederate Flag from atop the State Capitol. How dare he. Well, somehow, I don't think that Bible-totin' Mark Sanford's in as much trouble as the Beaz was for his wisdom. Even if he's questionably off the proverbial rocker. Unlike the Beaz, who I found to be down-to-earth in a wanted-to-have-a-beer-with-him fashion even if he was a God-totin' conservative. Those pre-culture-war days were better times.
Sanford, in an exclusive interview with The State, said he decided at the last minute to go to the South American country to recharge after a difficult legislative session in which he battled with lawmakers over how to spend federal stimulus money.
Sanford said he had considered hiking on the Appalachian Trail, an activity he said he has enjoyed since he was a high school student.
"But I said 'no' I wanted to do something exotic," Sanford said "... It's a great city."

Much love, Sanford. Much love.

Bonus coverage:
Here's the link to my Metro column today.
Soldiers seem to like their heavy metal.
Wrap your ride up like it's a golf ball, improve fuel efficiency by 20 percent; wind power (like that currently proposed for off the NJ coast) would really be a good idea to get in on; and robots RObots ROBOTS!

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