Mark Sanford Leads the Stimulus Opposition

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is proving once again that he deserves the title as America's most contrarian governor. From Stateline.org:  Now, the ...
by | December 1, 2008
 

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is proving once again that he deserves the title as America's most contrarian governor. From Stateline.org

Now, the former real-estate investor who has made a political career of being the odd man out is picking an even bigger fight. He's leading the charge - often a lonely one - against a series of massive federal financial bailouts, including plans pushed by governors and state legislators to revive the nation's sagging economy with a major new public works program.

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"I've got nothing against infrastructure. I love infrastructure. It's important. ... But you've got to distinguish between funding infrastructure and borrowing to fund infrastructure," he told Stateline.org in a recent telephone interview.

This is either a refreshing display of ideological consistency or early positioning for a 2012 presidential bid. Or, perhaps most likely, it's both.

 

Josh Goodman
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