Well imagine that. S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford was out for months blasting the stimulus. All the media covered it and his declarations of not taking any stimulus money almost nonstop. Well that has changed:
Two months ago, however, with the bright lights of political promise dimmed by a scandal involving an extramarital affair, Mr. Sanford quietly signed a bill passed by the Legislature that expanded eligibility for unemployment benefits. The move paved the way for the state to claim $97.5 million in stimulus money to bolster its financially ailing unemployment insurance trust fund.
The federal Department of Labor announced Tuesday that South Carolina had officially cleared its approval process and that the stimulus money was being released immediately.
And the other thing that has changed? The media is silent on Sanford’s big flip-flop.