Sanford visits Aiken County

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford visited Aiken Technical College to talk about the state's job training programs.
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 2:24 PM
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GRANITEVILLE -- South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford told staff and spectators at Aiken Technical College's One-Stop Career Center his mission was using the current “political energy” around him to advance the story of South Carolina.

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South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford greets the media during a visit to the Aiken Technical College One Stop career center.  Rainier Ehrhardt/Staff
Rainier Ehrhardt/Staff
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford greets the media during a visit to the Aiken Technical College One Stop career center.

“Let's see if we can do something good with it,” he told reporters at the career center Thursday afternoon. “There's a real vibrancy to this community that, as the national and global economy pick up, will do well.”

The embattled state head was surrounded by a swarm of cameras and supporters during most of his tour as he asked questions about the functions of the career center and how it helps unemployed Aiken residents.

The governor spoke with North Augusta resident Thomas Spillane, who was looking for a job in the chemical industry, during his visit. Mr. Spillane said he appreciated the governor's interest in him finding employment after 10 months without a job.

“It shows concern,” Mr. Spillane said. “We need someone who cares about what's going on right now.”

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leebraxjr 10/01/09 - 04:13 pm
Where was the Gov. since the

Where was the Gov. since the Corridor of Shame?

lifelongresidient 10/01/09 - 05:04 pm
what nerve, isn't this the

what nerve, isn't this the governor who as the cheif executive officer of the ENTIRE state of south carolina walked away from his post and very few if anyone KNEW where he was at!!!????. then this is the SAME governor who fought so HARD not to accept the stimulus money because he could not use it to pay down the states debt??? well since he was force to take it, INCLUDING by some in his party, now he's standing in front of the camera's attempting to take some credit("now let's see if WE can do some good with it). the nerve of all of a sudden he shows up in front of the camera trying to show he is now an effective governor, when a few months ago he abandoned his post just to chase some tail

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Augusta resident 10/01/09 - 11:41 pm
Not to mention the loss of

Not to mention the loss of 1500 jobs from the potential police car company that went with another state.

Poetic 10/02/09 - 12:30 am
what a disgusting example for

what a disgusting example for a public official. no ethics, no morals, no soul. if he is a reflection of who the republican party of south carolina wants to represent them, then tthey must all be vampires because this moron has none.

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