- "We're not going to be a party of angry white guys."
Sen. Lindsey Graham,
at town hall meeting in Greenville
- "We know in South Carolina that our path to prosperity is based on our use of water. It is vital to our industry, our business, our recreation - to everything."
attorney general on South Carolina's fight with North Carolina over the Catawba River
Better late than never in issuing a speeding ticket for the driver of Gov. Mark Sanford's car, which was clocked going 85 mph in a 65 mph zone. But the state trooper who stopped the car would have been justified in issuing a citation at the scene....
With all the scrutiny Sanford has endured for other reasons, it would have been prudent for him to urge the trooper to issue a ticket.
Sanford, after all, was among those who were highly critical of Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer for using his position to avoid speeding tickets after being stopped twice by the Highway Patrol. Bauer, at the time, took considerable heat for abusing his official status.
Considering that, Sanford and his driver deserve a little heat as well. The abuse of official status may have been subtle, but it was evident nonetheless.
The Rock Hill Herald
Some conservatives in our state and beyond will find fault with South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham for teaming up with liberal Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry to call for climate change legislation....
If Democrats alone craft and pass such a bill, it's far less likely to contain measures to soften the blow on American business. If Republicans overcome overwhelming legislative odds and block any bill from being passed, another year will have been lost without coming to grips with a potentially catastrophic problem that won't go away....
As for those who cite lower recent temperatures to debunk the widespread scientific consensus on global warming, Sens. Kerry and Graham offer this compelling argument: "Even climate change skeptics should recognize that reducing our dependence on foreign oil and increasing our energy efficiency strengthen our national security."...
They persuasively conclude that "a legitimate bipartisan effort can put America back in the lead again" on this issue at December's international climate change conference in Copenhagen.
And that's where America belongs on any "urgent crisis facing the world." Just don't expect any reasonable person, in or out of Congress, to back a bill packed with surprises at the 11th hour.
The Greenville News
Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer took the extraordinary step of promising to remove himself from the 2010 gubernatorial campaign if Gov. Mark Sanford resigned....
Bauer's offer was greeted with mixed reviews. Some saw it as self-serving, while others thought it was honorable....
The Republican, 40, wants to be South Carolina's governor more than any candidate we've seen early in the 2010 election season. He's enthusiastic, full of ideas and raring to go....
Regardless of whether he's the voters' choice, Bauer will engage them and move them to make a decision. His personality will bring excitement, and perhaps unpredictability, to the campaign.
The Morning News (Florence)
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
- "A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries."
- "Your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God."
1 Corinthians 2:5