Tuesday, March 07, 2006

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.

Say what?

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.


Blogger Earl Capps said...

Problem is that the Governor rarely ever asks, so the few things that he asks for, in a polite and respectful manner, he might well have gotten.

The rest of the stuff that he tries to get by virtue of running people over, targeting usually-supportive legislators, and by threatening them with livestock ... well, that stuff doesn't go so well for him.

6:21 AM

Blogger Laurin Manning said...

I thought that quote from Bauer was odd too when I saw it. The more I thought about it, though, I realized it could be interpretted different ways. Did Sanford "ask for it" or did he "ask for it"? See what I mean? I'm not sure if Bauer was being snide or not. Hard to tell without knowing context, tone of voice, etc.

1:05 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm...Andre Bauer (a.k.a. Andre Asshole) has no campaign plan. He has done nothing in office. And he doesn't not want to have the governor and lt. governor run on the same ticket. GO MIKE CAMPBELL!!!

2:15 PM

Blogger faithinsound said...

Miss Manning raises an interesting point. Go on with your bad self LPM!

2:49 PM


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