Bauer Makes His Case
The State uses its turn to interview South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer to profile the man and his career. Bauer confirms yesterday's news ...
The State uses its turn to interview South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer to profile the man and his career. Bauer confirms yesterday's news that he has been talking about serving only the remainder of Gov. Mark Sanford's term with a pledge not to run in 2010, to dispel worries that he'd otherwise have the advantage in that race as a sitting incumbent.
"Because somebody has to be the adult here," Bauer told The State newspaper Monday, a phrase he repeated several times on television throughout the day. "People are too concerned about the gubernatorial race, and nobody is worried about the people of South Carolina."
Bauer seeks to distance himself from an aide who was caught out yesterday by The New York Times openly campaigning behind the scenes to put Bauer on the throne. And he denies rumors that he might be gay.
Update: The State editorial page argues that Sanford should stay on to keep the playing field level for 2010. Pretty harsh on Bauer:
If we're looking to rid our state of embarrassment, it's hard to see how replacing Mr. Sanford with Mr. Bauer would accomplish that. And it's hard to overstate the potential long-term downside of such a move.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Trump Names Oklahoma AG, a Climate Skeptic and Oil Industry Ally, to Lead EPA14 hours ago
After Hearing Mayors' Concerns, Trump Promises to 'Work Something Out' for Immigrant Children15 hours ago
Judge Halts Michigan's Recount of Presidential Votes16 hours ago
Maryland City Votes to Let Non-Citizens Participate in Local Elections16 hours ago
What We Don't Know About Trump's Carrier Deal (and Most States' Business Deals)16 hours ago
Most States Are Combating Climate Change and Growing Their Economies16 hours ago