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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Pac Man Sanford

Governor Mark Sanford's campaign called FITS' home office this morning, insisting that the story we posted earlier today regarding the "Carolinians for Change" PAC was untrue and that the organization was not, as we originally asserted, the governor's PAC.

"You gotta take that post down," we were told by the campaign. "It's not true."

According to the Sanford campaign, the governor has "no involvement whatsoever" with the PAC's operations, despite the fact that his wife, First Lady Jenny Sanford, is actively soliciting contributions for it from special interest groups.

Backing up their demand-slash-request that the post be taken down, the Sanford campaign claims to be sending us some legal documents proving that the governor is not involved with the PAC's operation.

Incidentally, we were also not-so-subtly informed by the campaign that leaving our original post up might be bad for business, so to speak.

So let's recap ... after getting caught with their hands in the special interest cookie jar (well, Jenny Sanford's hands anyway), the governor's campaign wants us to a) accept the premise that he's totally clean because his name doesn't appear on the group's articles of incorporation, and b) "think about our future," to borrow a Sam Giancana line.

Obviously, if our original story was wrong, we will correct it. We're not in the business of publishing false information (well, except for our Onion-esque political satire stories), and we will publish whatever information the Sanford campaign provides regarding the governor's involvement - or lack thereof - with this organization.

We do think, however, that whether the governor's name is on the articles of incorporation of this PAC or not, it's pretty evident what's going on here. After all, when the First Lady of South Carolina is telling other PACs to give their money to this group "since Mark doesn't take PAC money," does Sanford's name not being directly linked to the organization really prove there's no connection?

We also think that the Sanford campaign's response to all of this pretty much speaks for itself.

What's the old expression? A hit dog hollers?

To be continued ...

15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Et tu, Willard?

7:01 AM

 
Anonymous tammy said...

Holy Crap.

8:17 AM

 
Anonymous calhounfawls said...

Gee,I am glad I did not fire your ass.

9:46 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will wasn't fired. He resigned days before what happened with Ashley.

10:23 AM

 
Blogger faithinsound said...

Mr. Fawls,

For the record, no one fired Sic Willie. His August 1 resignation, which was communicated to the governor in June of 2005, was publicly announced on July 19 - three days prior to the July 22 incident that many incorrectly associate with his departure from the governor's office.

Sic Willie resigned - against the governor's wishes in fact.

He was never fired.

-FITS

10:27 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Folks has been spewing pro-Sanford stuff on this site for months ... vouchers, tax cuts, all of it.

10:44 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off, kudos for bringing this to light; the gov deserves to be called out on this. There's no legitimate justification for this that is consistent with his previous statements/actions.

I just can't beleive it took two years for this to be discovered.

11:45 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed Liberty Pac (ie, libertarians as republicans) gave Carolinians for Change $500. Here is Liberty's stand on abortion:

"Abortion is a critical life and death choice for every pregnant woman. Whether government should intervene to influence that choice is dependent on the legal status of the fetus. We acknowledge that there can be honest and ethical differences of opinion on that status, the rights of the woman, and the proper role of government."

"We favor civil discussion of this question, but take no position on the merits of conflicting legal, ethical, and religious viewpoints on either side."

Liberty Pac endorses Mark Sanford and holds him up as a hero. How would the Christian Right in S.C. take this news?

5:18 PM

 
Anonymous Sentry said...

There is nothing Onion-esque about the random sleeze you write. Of course, considering that you're essentially unemployed, we shouldn't be surprised that you spend (read: "waste") so much time trying to emulate a political tabloid.

The worst thing the Sanford campaign has done is kid themselves into thinking anyone worth a jar of pickles reads this crap or actually cares what Will Fits thinks (in the rare case that someone worthwhile might link in from the LaurinLine).

5:48 PM

 
Anonymous Sentry said...

There is nothing Onion-esque about the random sleeze you write. Of course, considering that you're essentially unemployed, we shouldn't be surprised that you spend (read: "waste") so much time trying to emulate a political tabloid.

The worst thing the Sanford campaign has done is kid themselves into thinking anyone worth a jar of pickles reads this crap or actually cares what Will Fits thinks (in the rare case that someone worthwhile might link in from the LaurinLine).

5:49 PM

 
Anonymous sentry said...

There is nothing Onion-esque about the random sleeze you write. Of course, considering that you're essentially unemployed, we shouldn't be surprised that you spend (read: "waste") so much time trying to emulate a political tabloid.

The worst thing the Sanford campaign has done is kid themselves into thinking anyone worth a jar of pickles reads this crap or actually cares what Will Fits thinks (in the rare case that someone worthwhile might link in from the LaurinLine).

5:51 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo sentry put the crack pipe down bo. you only got to click it once.

6:21 PM

 
Anonymous Sentry said...

Sorry "bo." Must have been a computer error... a computer error... a computer error.

5:52 PM

 
Anonymous atwaters ghost said...

Lemme see here, a hit dog hollers, a don in the hunt don't feel the fleas and a dog on the porch whinin' about the nail he's sittin' on don't get up and move, 'cause the the nail don't hurt enough.

I'll guess that the Lee press on nails just don't hurt enough

4:39 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe it's the "bit (not "hit") dog hollers." In any case I think that the governor"s handlers are acting like he was 'rode hard and put up wet."

1:04 PM

 

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