Monday, July 31, 2006

Sanford to Receive Taxpayer Watchdog Endorsement

Incumbent Republican Governor Mark Sanford is set to receive another big endorsement this week, this time from National Taxpayer Watchdog Citizens Against Government Waste.

Sanford, who was endorsed earlier this month by the Conservation Voters of South Carolina, will receive the CAGW endorsement this Wednesday, according to a source helping organize the announcement who spoke with FITS last week on condition of anonymity.

CAGW is one of the nation's top fiscal conservative advocacy groups, and three times rated Sanford #1 in the entire U.S. Congress for his votes to lower taxes and reduce government spending ('95, '97 and '99).

CAGW has frequently praised Sanford since his election as governor in 2002, and has even gone so far as to criticize big spenders in the S.C. Republican ranks who oppose his brand of fiscal conservatism.

In June 2004, CAGW named the entire South Carolina General Assembly as its "Porker of the Month" following its override of nearly all of the governor's budget vetoes.

That was the same year Sanford infuriated legislators (but endeared himself to the public) by carrying two live piglets into the State House to protest the General Assembly's wasteful pork barrel spending.

It's a big week for Sanford. In addition to the CAGW endorsement, he'll be hosting the nation's governors this weekend in Charleston at the annual meeting of the National Governor's Association.

Stay tuned to FITS for more breaking political news ...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You been hanging out with Chris Drummond again, Will???? Figures, FAGS.

6:17 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

goodness gracious.

10:34 PM

Blogger Calhoun Fawls said...

Are you suprised that the people who financed all those house races and Sanford have the group they finance endorse him? Wow. Shocking. Really big news.

5:31 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sanford "endeared himself to the public"? Which public was that? I'm a born and raised South Carolinian living in MD, and I, along with the educated people I know in SC, were highly embarrassed, not amused by the piglet incident. I heard the rugs in the State House were also not amused...

9:09 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee and this is the same Marshall Sanford libeled as one of the three worst governors by a slick leftist opinon magazine?

I'll guess that was a favor paid back to one Grimer Wormtongue late of the DNC.

9:19 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


A glutten for punishment? Post containing no relavancy to the subject matter are a waste of time. May I suggest you make better use of the Del key?


10:27 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I guess I am a member of the general assembly by FITS standards (once believing myself just a member of the public) because the pig buffoonary by Sandford infuriated me with the Governor and did nothting to endear him to me.

10:36 AM

Blogger SCPolitico said...


Please consider dropping a few of these anons on the del key. It is simply a waste of time to sift through all the bs.

12:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is the Taxpayer Watchdog alright!! He said he wanted to control the growth of government this session so he did just that. He vetoed the entire budget - that controls the growth..it shuts the whole system down. I think he believes that you can run the state with no employees (except his staff) and use a bunch of automated machinery and voice prompts. What a mess!!

12:37 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The good ole boys cant stand the fact that the majority of South Carolinians appreciate Sanford's style. The only one's insulted by the pigs were the 2 legged variety occupying the State House.

4:10 PM


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