Governor Sanford Used State Funds For Trips (Like Palin)

Republicans are for small government, I guess if that government includes sponsoring their trips to Argentina to meet up with their girlfriend. Looks like Sanford actually suggested having state meetings in Argentina! And it looks like other people agreed with that idea! I guess our tax dollars are free cash for them.

While Sanford has agreed to reimburse the state for part of a more-than $8,000 tab that enabled him to see the mistress, state officials indicated they never intended a South American economic development trip to hold meetings in Argentina. That was only done at the governor's behest, said Kara Borie, a spokeswoman for the state Commerce Department.

Sanford spokesman Joel Sawyer said he did not immediately know whether Sanford's request for business meetings would have allowed him to have taxpayers cover the entire Argentina visit.

Some Republican leaders have called for Sanford to resign and some lawmakers and watchdog groups are pressing for investigations into whether he improperly used state money.

Meanwhile, the other hypocrite:

Gov. Sarah Palin has paid more than $8,100 to reimburse Alaska for the costs associated with nine trips taken with her children.

Sources: AP, Yahoo, Huffington Post

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