Common Sense/Fiscal Discipline Pol Sentenced 4 His Ethics yep another Tea Party Type Republican who touted common sense and fiscal discipline gets sentenced for ethical violations. Good thing he wasn't touting family values and belief in the almighty... We do know his god will forgive him and maybe he will have a chance for a future GOP nomination for Governor or even President. Who knows? Ethical violations have never stopped republican primary voters. South Carolina Lt. Gov. Ken Ard sentenced to 5 years' probation | The Augusta Chronicle "Ard walked into a Richland County courtroom holding his wifes hand.." - was this sans a bible?