Bauer Proclaims Sanford Agenda Complete
Elected in 2002 on a platform of eliminating the income tax, providing education tax credits, overhauling South Carolina's 1895 system of government and slowing the rampant growth in government spending, Gov. Mark Sanford is sadly a big "0 for 4."
Thanks to a special interest-fed status quo that loves its high tax rates, crappy public schools, horse-and-buggy government and pork barrel spending, the governor's agenda for change has been stymied at every turn ... unless, of course, you believe the recent sentiments expressed by Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer.
Bauer, whose claims to fame since being elected (also in 2002) are running from the cops on Assembly Street and getting a sweetheart land deal from the Transportation Department, has a vastly different view of Sanford's accomplishments. In an interview with the Greenville News published today, Bauer said that the media had overplayed the governor's difficulties with a recalcitrant General Assembly and added that he would "continue to serve as a bridge between the governor and lawmakers."
Ignoring for the moment that the "Bridge On the River Kwai" is probably the only bridge that accurately illustrates how much help Andre's been, Bauer nonetheless proceeded to step in it further when he offered this non-sensical doozy:
"Gov. Sanford has gotten all that he asked for," Bauer said.
No, Andre, actually he hasn't.
In fact, he hasn't gotten anything he's asked for - despite your self-proclaimed Herculean efforts on that front.
You see Andre, if Sanford had gotten all he asked for we might actually have a state that's creating jobs, educating its kids, running a 21st Century government and spending only what it needs to spend.
We might even have a Lieutenant Governor who does more than schill for votes among senior citizens and wear a silly looking purple robe.