Election Endorsements

October 21, 2010

Ard’s pragmatism best suited for lieutenant governor

LAST YEAR, South Carolina got an unfortunate reminder of the one reason we elect a lieutenant governor. It was more unfortunate still because the purpose of the office was defeated by the occupant: One of the primary reasons Gov. Mark Sanford was able to hold onto his job after his Argentine vacation was concern over what would happen if he resigned or was forced out. Although we were still months away from the “don’t feed strays” episode that would propel Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer to national infamy, South Carolinians already were familiar with the far more troubling problems with our governor-in-waiting, from his highway escapades to episodes of throwing around his weight for personal gain.

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