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A politician’s best insurance policy

I was recently sent an article on Mark Sanford, the South Carolina politician and seeming international playboy. Pundits are saying that in spite of the danger he faced regarding impeachment for running off to Argentina to see his mistress ‘” his best insurance policy may well have been South Carolina’s lieutenant governor, Andre Bauer. Why you ask? Lawmakers knew if they removed Sanford, they would end up with Bauer, a fiercely ambitious Republican with a reputation for reckless and immature behavior. Bauer made national headlines last week when at a a town hall meeting he, (who is subsequently running for governor in his own right now that Sanford is term-limited), said: “My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed! You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that.” I’m sorry. Are you making secondary reference to those receiving government benefits and their propensity to suck the system dry AND procreate? But that isn’t the case. The case is that for many politicians they are often untouchable because of their second-in-command. Wouldn’t most say that is what kept McCain from getting a larger showing at the polls a year ago – Mrs. Sarah Palin? So how do we stop this? Is there a lack of understanding when it comes to overall voting? Are we, the American people, looking at the top position too closely and forgetting about the chain of command which could be our impending doom? GO!

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