It's good to be the governor.....

@xfahctor (14111)
Lancaster, New Hampshire
October 8, 2009 2:57pm CST
Or at least his driver, drive at 85 miles an hour and as long as the governor is in yur back seat, your good to go. http://www.wtxx.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-us-sc-governor-unticketed-speeding,0,5753859.story [i]"COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When a Highway Patrol trooper told a driver Tuesday that there was no good reason for him to blaze down a busy stretch of South Carolina interstate at 85 mph, he got a surprising reply: "Tell him that......."[/i] Governor Sanford pulled over on the highway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBtuOwNUqnU
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• United States
9 Oct 09
oh once again my state and our elected official are on the national news and once again it is not about anything good or nice. This is not the first time this has happened. Nor is he the only elected official caught for it and not given a ticket. His driver and "secuirty" person is a police officer. Not a private driver or security person as far as I know. They are state troopers when he is traveling within the state. So it was a state trooper breaking the speeding laws sense he was the driver. They are actually looking into the driver (police officer) getting into trouble over this. He may not be a cop much longer. A lot of politicans think they are above all kinds of laws. The speed limit is just one of them. I have more important things as far as Stanford goes to worry about. He is STILL refusing to RESIGN. ANd so far the state house has not decided to impeach him and they probly won't. IT has been how long sence he abandoned the state? I mean come on. This guy should have been kicked out months ago.
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@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
9 Oct 09
lol....poor lil....I notice you don't even have your state listed in your profile do ya.
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• United States
9 Oct 09
Nope. Between Sanford and Graham I am too ashamed.
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@anniepa (26619)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I'm no fan of Graham either but I must say I had to give him credit for calling out Glenn Beck the other day! Annie
• United States
8 Oct 09
Just another reason this idiot should be impeached. It really makes you wonder what the people of South Carolina are thinking. This must be a republican thing, when the republican govenor of my state broke the law, republicans did the same thing: Ignor him, and hope he leaves. My question is why isn't the officer being investigated for not giving him a ticket. If that was any of us, we would be walking away with a ticket, and in some states a trip to the station. Like you said: It's good to be the governor.
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@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
8 Oct 09
I did a little further looking, apparently there is a ticket now being issued and the incident is being looked in to, as well as the officer recieving a pretty good reprimand for it. Now, I forgot to put a disclaimer in this thread, no party naming, partisan pointing or letter assosiation, it isn't "a republican thing", it's a politician thing.
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@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
9 Oct 09
Debater, tell me you're kidding. Republicans have been doing everything they can to get this moron to step down. They've begged him to resign. He's a disgrace and they know it. Last I heard they were moving to have him impeached. As for the officer, tickets are almost always at the officer's discretion. If they weren't, I'd have a few more tickets to my name. Sure, in some areas cops will ticket EVERYONE they pull over, Florida State Troopers are famous for that (one even ran his own traffic school to pad his pockets), but in most areas If they were to investigate this officer than they'd have to investigate every officer who has ever let anyone off with a warning. Either way it wasn't Sanford driving the car so it wouldn't be him getting the ticket anyway.
@jb78000 (15178)
9 Oct 09
i've got a thesaurus if anybody wants it/ i can see two partisans in here and one confused egg and i detect the possibility of a fight... DISCLAIMER - TASKR AND DEBATOR I WAS NOT REFERRING TO YOU. WELL ACTUALLY I WAS BUT NEVER MIND, PUT DOWN YOUR CHAINSAWS ANYWAY.
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Oct 09
what is it about South Carolina and embarrassing governors?
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@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
8 Oct 09
It is gong to be a very interesting election down there next year isn't it.
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Oct 09
Yep it is. I have family and friends there and usually when I offer to swap governors with them they are all over it! :-)
• United States
9 Oct 09
Too bad it does not look like we are going to have any really good choices yet. Hopefully someone decent throws their name in hat.
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@Rollo1 (16681)
• Boston, Massachusetts
8 Oct 09
I saw this on Fox. Apparently they announced later on that the driver would get a ticket for speeding. I am not sure how that works, if he's a municipal employee. The employer would hold vicarious liability for his actions. And his employer is then the state. And the state is giving him a ticket for doing what his employer told him to do. Very convoluted.
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@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
8 Oct 09
I'm not sure how labor law works in South Carolina, but I am pretty sure it would be ilegal for the driver to be fired or reprimanded by his employer for refusing an order to break the law. I think my reaction to being told to do so and speed would have been to just drive even slower.
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• United States
9 Oct 09
Nope we have very little when it comes to protectin in labor laws here. We are an "at will" state. So yep the guy could loose his job.
@grammasnook (1877)
• United States
8 Oct 09
Well heck X cute women with short dresses get a free pass once and awhile too
@jb78000 (15178)
8 Oct 09
what about cute bunnies offering a brown envelope with a couple of carrots in it?
• United States
8 Oct 09
Only if his name is JACK
@jb78000 (15178)
8 Oct 09
jackrabbit? carjack? sorry i don't get it. this could be because i am very dense but is far more likely to be because you are writing in american in what is meant to be an english language forum...
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@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
8 Oct 09
Good God will some one in that state just put that Governor out of his miseries. They need it, we all need it, and even the Governor needs it.
@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
8 Oct 09
You mean put the state and it's poor people out of their misery....lol.
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@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
9 Oct 09
True
• United States
9 Oct 09
tell me about it....The state house needs to put on their big boy pants and impeach him. They are not going to be happy in their next re-election run....we (most of the people of this state) are fed up, beyond ticked off and holding this grudge...we will vote them out for not impeaching him and we have been very vocal in letting them know it too. They just either think we are bluffing or don't care.
• United States
9 Oct 09
Hey as far as im concerned they can drive 200 when they crash it will be one less politician i gotta worry about.
@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
9 Oct 09
ouch! lol
@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
10 Oct 09
While that may sound great, I'm more worried about the innocent person who may be hit. If we didn't have to worry about innocents I wouldn't even oppose drunk driving. Sadly people like that are far more likely to kill others than to kill themselves. If they play in the NFL they can get away with it too.
@anniepa (26619)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I was going to tell you that a ticket is going to be given after all but I see you already know. How arrogant can Sanford be? I REALLY think he's mentally ill! Annie
• United States
9 Oct 09
No he just thinks laws are for the "little people" and not for him.