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Please tell me why he still has a job?

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford used state aircraft for personal and political trips, often bringing along his wife and children — contrary to state law regarding official use, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Records reviewed by the AP show that since he took office in 2003, the two-term Republican has taken trips on state aircraft to locations of his children's sporting events, hair and dentist appointments, political party gatherings and a birthday party for a campaign donor.

According to state budget law, "Any and all aircraft owned or operated by agencies of the State Government shall be used only for official business."

On March 10, 2006, a state plane was sent to pick up Sanford in Myrtle Beach and return him to Columbia, the state capital, at a cost of $1,265 — when his calendar showed his only appointment in Columbia was "personal time" at his favorite discount hair salon.

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 9:37 PM on Aug. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • He had flown to Myrtle Beach on a private plane and attended a county GOP event.

    The trip home on the state aircraft took off at 1:50 p.m. and arrived in Columbia at 2:35 p.m., enabling the governor to keep his plans for a 3 p.m. haircut across town. There were no other appointments on his official schedule that afternoon; the trip back to Columbia would have taken about three hours by car.

    Also, on five of the last six Thanksgiving weekends, Sanford used a state plane to fly himself, his wife and their four sons from the family's plantation in Beaufort County to Columbia for the state Christmas tree lighting. The cost for those flights alone: $5,536, including $2,869 for flying the plane empty to pick them up.

    At least his wife finally had the good sense to leave his sorry butt...SC, follow??
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:38 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Beats the crap out of me! If he had 1/2 the remorse he swore he had when he cried his way through umpteen interviews he would have resigned immediately. Me thinks he likes the attention.
    PsWifey

    Answer by PsWifey at 9:39 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • He still has a job because he's a Democrat. If he was a Republican and governor of Alaska, he'd have lawsuits all over him
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Anon he is a Republican. Lol.
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 9:42 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • He still has a job because he's a Democrat. If he was a Republican and governor of Alaska, he'd have lawsuits all over him


    He is a republican...VERY CONSERVATIVE republican that cheated , left the state with no one in charge all while preaching frugality and moral authority...

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:45 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Couldn't tell you why most of them still have a job.Sanford,Frank,Pelosi,Dodd,Reid,Geithner,all the czars ..Obama
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:48 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • LOL anon! I think he should be out! And I am so glad his wife did not stand by him in a press conference!! If she decides to forgive him later.......her stupid.......but bat least she didn' stand beside him while he talked about cheating on her!

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 9:49 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • He still has a job because the state of SC has not impeached or recalled him. He may be a sleazebag, but he hasn't broken any laws to get his job terminated.
    lori9878

    Answer by lori9878 at 10:09 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • He still has a job because the state of SC has not impeached or recalled him. He may be a sleazebag, but he hasn't broken any laws to get his job terminated.


    Leaving the state with no one in charge (on more than on occasion) wasn't enough for them?

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:11 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • He's not the first politician to use government jets for personal use.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:26 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

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