Sanford says South Carolina might accept stimulus money

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WASHINGTON — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says his state might accept money from President Barack Obama's stimulus plan even though he is ideologically opposed to it.

Mr. Sanford, a Republican, says being against the plan "doesn't preclude taking the money."

He said Thursday on CBS' "The Early Show" that he took a stand against the president's economic plan because it's "a bad idea." But he says ultimately he represents the interests of the almost 5 million people of his state, and he will look over the plan and decide whether some parts would work for South Carolina.

Mr. Sanford also expressed skepticism about Mr. Obama's plan to reduce home foreclosures. The governor says: "Throw enough money at any problem and you're going to help some folks."

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dadgethiskids
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dadgethiskids 02/19/09 - 12:34 pm
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I agree with Gov. Sanford! I

I agree with Gov. Sanford! I support Gov. Sanford. Sanford in 2012!

toldya
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toldya 02/19/09 - 02:53 pm
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Sanford better take the

Sanford better take the money.

double_standard
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double_standard 02/19/09 - 03:15 pm
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Sanford is right they don't

Sanford is right they don't need the money beacause I know that GA citizens are paying for the expansion of Bobby Jones and the I-20 bridge on the SC side. We can thank Sonny for that.

dickworth1
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dickworth1 02/19/09 - 03:45 pm
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Just remember when you're
Unpublished

Just remember when you're complaining about Gov. Perdue,
he is a converted democrat and it is still in his blood!

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jackfruitpaper833 02/19/09 - 08:24 pm
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All his talk if he would have

All his talk if he would have said he wasn't taking the MUCH NEEDED money he would have not gotten elected next go round.

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NotyourDadsBuick 02/19/09 - 11:36 pm
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What a whore. He ain't so

What a whore. He ain't so principled after all, is he? Just like the rest of the current sorry lot of Republicans who are in charge.

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