The Appalachian Trail Hiker.
“ And the biggest self of self is, indeed, self.” What on earth is he talking about?
I am not writing about Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina, because he is important nor a man of substance. I am scribbling, because, he is a hypocrite. What I despise from hypocrites is their “ hollier than thou” attitudes and, their harsh judgments towards others.
Governor Sanford who was the head of the Republican Governors’ Association was one of the icons of the Republican party who claim to have a monopoly on “family values”. He recently was even talked about as one of the Republican presidential candidates in 2012. His rejection of Obama’s stimulus money earmarked for South Carolina, had also made him as one of the stars of rightist Republicans who have absolutely no clue for the economic recovery of the United States.
As far as I am concerned, Mark Sanford was not interested in the stimulus package for the citizens of South Carolina, as he was quiet involved in stimulating a package in Argentina. Thank God, for some saner minds prevailing in South Carolina. Governor Sanford’s shenanigan of trying to block economic help to citizens of South Carolina was over rode by the state’s Supreme Court and legislature.
So, after watching Governor Sanford’s sorry excuse for a press conference, I am amazed at the fact that American citizens are represented by such politicians. A politician who can’t even complete one thought before jumping in to the next utter nonsense. With such people in leadership position, should there be any wonder why we Americans find our country in such a serious mess?
Watching this sad mumbling to the media by Governor Sanford, I am puzzled with one question. Is this the best the citizens of South Carolina can have as their governor?