Mark Sanford 37 State Ethics Charges

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    Gov. Sanford Faces 37 State Ethics Charges, Some Mistress-Related

    Gov. Sanford Faces 37 State Ethics Charges, Some Mistress-Related
    Erin Geiger Smith|Nov. 23, 2009, 3:32 PM | 134 |1

    It was not just bemused televsion viewers who watched South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's affair-announcing press conference this summer.

    State ethics investigators were looking on with interest, too.

    Following his announcement, the state's ethics commission conducted an three-month investigation and announced today that Sanford will face 37 civil ethics charges for violating rules relating to airplane travel and campaign money.

    He faces a maximum fine of $74,000 -- $2,000 for each count.

    The AP, via The New York Times, has a full report, but here is a summary of some of the allegations:

    18 instances of improperly purchasing airling tickets, including approval of the purchase of four first-and business-class plane tickets for a June 2008 trip to Argentina, where he met his mistress;
    9 times of improperly using a state airplane, including flying to a campaign contributor's birthday and to Columbia for a personal event -- including a haircut; and
    10 times of improperly reimbursing himself with campaign cash, including for expenses to attend a hunting trip in Dublin, Ireland.
     
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    Where's a strong GOP keader when you need one?
     
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    I thought you liberals claimed Rush Limbaugh and/or Sarah Palin the "Leader of the GOP" (I assume you just misspelled "leader")?

    Can you guys publish some sort of hierarchy so there's a definitive list of who you guys choose from week to week?

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    N-E-Way, I don't think it was ever Sanford, though... Guy's a flake...
     
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    Your assumption is partially correct. I misTYPED "leader". Anywho...since I am not a card carrying member of the GOP, I have to go with what they say, and that is that Michael Steele is the leader of the GOP. Unless you have heard differently, of course.
     
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    Someone please make this guy go away. I don't care if they send him to a 5-star resort for the rest of his life. He's bad for the country.
     
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    Maybe he and John Ensign could room together?
     
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    What I typed is correct... Sanford was never "the leader"... I'll add "neither is Steele"...

    (edit: "leader" in the true essence of the word)
     
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    He's probably guilty, and if it is proven, he should go to prison.
     
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    They do both belong to that grownup frat house/church in DC.
     
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    :thup: There doesn't seem to be a shortage of unethical and immoral politicians in America these days.
     

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