Dec 16, 2009

Hang Down Your Head, South Carolina

In Dec. 2009, South Carolina's House Judiciary Committee decided not to impeach Gov. Mark Sanford (R) for carrying on a lengthy extra-marital affair at taxpayer expense and lying about it.  Remarkably, the Committee decided that Sanford's behavior does not amount to "serious misconduct."

To some extent I agree with the committee- Sanford is a criminal, not just a bad boy.  Instead of holding onto his office and thanking the committee for its "deliberative approach," Sanford should have resigned months ago.

How sad that Sanford remains in office in an era when the U.S. repeatedly rebukes other countries for their corrupt politics.  The South Carolina Committee's decision shames our entire country.