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.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:38 PM on Aug. 9, 2009
Answer by PsWifey at 9:39 PM on Aug. 9, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 PM on Aug. 9, 2009
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...
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:45 PM on Aug. 9, 2009
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!
Answer by momof030404 at 9:49 PM on Aug. 9, 2009
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?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:11 PM on Aug. 9, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:26 PM on Aug. 9, 2009
Next question overall
what was your 1st pregnancy symptom & how early did you find out?