JLSigman (jlsigman) wrote in ontd_political,
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Just when you thought it was over...

The AP informs us that South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford used state aircraft for personal and political trips, often bringing along his wife and children – contrary to state law regarding official use.

On five of the last six Thanksgiving weekends, Sanford used a state plane to fly himself, his wife and their four sons from the family's plantation in Beaufort County to Columbia for the state Christmas tree lighting. The cost for those flights alone: $5,536, including $2,869 for flying the plane empty to pick them up.

The governor has made a political career out of being outwardly thrifty – known to demand that state employees use both sides of Post-It notes.

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