January 05, 2009

As a congressman and now governor, South Carolina’s Mark Sanford has had one primary guiding principle his entire political career—limited government. Not just limited government rhetoric, the sort of lip service paid by milk-toast Republicans to pacify their Right-leaning base, but genuine, strict, fiscal conservatism with the guts to back it up. If you ever need a good illustration of just how duplicitous the GOP can be, just take notice of how frequently SC Republicans get angry at Sanford for daring to actually represent the limited government principles they pretend to. It’s as if they”€™re saying, “€œC”€™mon Mark, you didn”€™t really think we meant all that conservative stuff, did ya?”€ Luckily, Sanford does mean it, which to some, makes him dangerous.

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