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South Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday quashed a move to oust Gov. Mark Sanford over his summertime tryst and his use of state aircraft, saying his embarrassing conduct was not serious enough to merit impeachment.

"We can't impeach for hypocrisy. We can't impeach for arrogance. We can't impeach an officeholder for his lack of leadership skills," said Rep. James Harrison, the Columbia Republican who headed the panel.

Sanford has been under scrutiny since June, when he tearfully revealed the affair. Ensuing probes of his travel and campaign spending have led to more than three dozen state ethics charges and the potential for $74,000 in fines.

Only eight U.S. governors have been removed by impeachment, and the only two removed in the last 80 years each faced criminal charges.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091209/ap_on_re_us/us_sc_governor

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 4:11 PM on Dec. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Bad house guests and politicians are the same in that respect. Neither will acknowledge when it's time to depart.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 5:44 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • No! I feel Sanford should be gone ,,I do not agree with this at all
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 4:30 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • No, he should get the boot along with all the other thieves! He stole tax payers money by using a plane to have rendezvous! So sickening!
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 4:37 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • No one seemed to have a problem with the President getting a blowjob in the oval office. What's the difference. You do all know that Monica took several flights with him as well.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:02 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • "We can't impeach an officeholder for his lack of leadership skills,"

    He's supposed to be helping LEAD the nation...

    WHAT THE FUCK?!
    BaisMom

    Answer by BaisMom at 5:12 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • She took flights WITH him. There is no evidence that he abused the privilege of using Air Force One to see his mistresses. And I guess you don't remember the 100 million dollars that was spend investigating that blow job, or the subsequent attempt to impeach him.
    Mark Sanford shouldn't be making laws for a colony of sea monkeys. The abuse of your position, the personal use of public funds...these are both illegal and should be treated as such. It's not about hypocrisy or being a bad leader, it's about stealing from your constituents.
    Jenny-talia

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 5:16 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • In this situation , shouldn't he just resign?


    Guess he will stick it out....

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:18 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • It's not about hypocrisy or being a bad leader, it's about stealing from your constituents.


    good

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:19 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • Jenny-talia - SO typical. Clinton did JUST AS BAD. Everyone cried, "Stay out of his personal business." I think this guy should be tossed out. I also believe that EVERY politician who royally screws up should as well. It doesn't matter what "party" they are from. As my DH told me one day, Democrats don't get the crap or coverage that republicans do because people expect them to be amoral.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:24 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • Clinton was not dragging his whores around on planes paid for by our tax money. Sanford should be impeached.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:29 PM on Dec. 9, 2009