SC Governor Under More Scrutiny

Embattled South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is meeting with his cabinet a day after a state senator said the Republican governor violated state travel laws.

Sanford has been under increased scrutiny since admitting in June he had an affair with a woman in Argentina. He's vowed to stay in office. He is scheduled to hold a regular cabinet meeting Tuesday.

Fellow Republican state Sen. David Thomas said Monday the governor violated laws requiring the cheapest travel possible when he flew business- and first-class to China and London. Thomas heads a legislative committee investigating Sanford's travel. Thomas said the tickets cost taxpayers $13,700 more than available economy-class flights.

A Sanford spokesman said Thomas is wrong and that his conclusions blatantly overreach.


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  • by McArthur Park on Aug 13, 2009 at 05:57 PM
    Just another of a long line of crooked, arrogant "leaders". Throw the bum OUT!!!
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Aug 12, 2009 at 06:52 AM
    Bob, Sanford was a huge proponent to oust Clinton from office. This is karma, what goes around comes around.
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Aug 11, 2009 at 02:57 PM
    I love that they are going after him about his travel, when Pepseosi and her fellow criminals are spending tons of money for new, larger jets for their travel and even adding additional jets to the Air Force inventory when the Air Force stated they don't need them. She started crying about the size and age of her jet as soon as she got into office! I guess what is good for the goose is not always good for the gander. The libs are going to get Sanford anyway they can. Now I do not agree with his affair, but hey they didn't go after CIGAR CLINTON this hard! Oh I forgot he was a Dumocrat!
  • by Barbara Location: Beulaville on Aug 11, 2009 at 10:18 AM
    Step down my foot. He should have been fired on the spot. A man. How can you compare him to a man?
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Aug 11, 2009 at 06:51 AM
    Be a man that you clearly aren't Sanford. You cheated on your wife, your sons and your state. Step down.
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