Sanford Gives the House and Senate the Arabic Sign for 'Up Yours", and Leatherman Gets More Hardware for Getting Pork.
Time for an exercise in the hypocrisy of politics. How often do you hear a candidate talk about the waste going on in Columbia and Washington? How all the current elected officials just spend, spend spend? All the time, right? Then they get there......... and the same thing happens all over again!
There is the hypocrisy in it's simplest terms. We want people who will not waste out tax dollars - but damnit, we better get OUR SHARE.... Thus, we come to our annual bloodfest celebrated every June. Gov. Sanford does his Samurai routine on the budget, and the Senate and House usually override him to get their pet projects funded.
It's a tough act for those of us here to choose. The Pee Dee historically has no clout, and no funds. Senator Leatherman now has that power, and he unashamedly uses it to get money back home. I can tell you there are some people who rail on spending endlessly, but turn a blind eye when we get $4 million for a Performing Arts Center.
So, which is right? Supporting a Governor with a hatchet for a pen, or a Senator who thinks that tax cuts are a bad idea? That is your homework this weekend..