Sanford Vivifies a Vigorous Veto

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

You know, for a GOPer, South Carolina’s governor ain’t half-bad:

Until Wednesday, Gov. Mark Sanford would not even have qualified for a job washing hair.

With the stroke of his pen, though, the governor, who served three terms in Congress and oversees a state of 4 million heads, did away with a requirement that a person must complete 1,500 hours of instruction to shampoo hair in a salon.

“This is the kind of thing that deserves to be on Comedy Central,” Sanford said. “Why in the world do we have laws like this one on the books?”

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Sanford highlighted a list of other “wacky” and “sometimes crazy” state laws and legislation, including a proposed bill that would require replay videos for high school football and basketball games and another than bans the sale of musical instruments on Sundays.

In shifting from comedy to philosophy, Sanford said the Legislature needs to be cautious of overregulation and each year should look at the laws that should be repealed.

Remember the gold ol’ days, when most Republicans talked like this?

I’m sure there are any number of social issues where Sanford and I would disagree. But he seems to be a genuine fiscally conservative, limited government guy. Pretty rare these days.

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7 Responses to “Sanford Vivifies a Vigorous Veto”

  1. #1 |  James D | 

    He’s supposedly on McCain’s ‘short list’ of VP candidates …. would make sense since McCain isn’t very popular with ‘true’ conservatives. Considering McCain’s age, his VP choice is pretty important actually.

    But this election is still the Democrats to lose (and they sure seem to be trying).

  2. #2 |  Dave Krueger | 

    “Remember the gold ol’ days, when most Republicans talked like this?”

    Ummm… Nope. That’s your memory playing tricks on you. Like remembering only the good stuff about college.

  3. #3 |  Against Stupidity | 

    Dave I think Radley was refering to the Good Old Days before we were born.

  4. #4 |  KBCraig | 

    I’d rather he was No.2 on the Ron Paul ticket.

    What, I can dream, right?

  5. #5 |  Frank N | 

    Comment?

    s on Radley’s site?

    Remember the gold ol’ days, when most liberatarians talked like this?

  6. #6 |  MP | 

    Veto? What veto?

  7. #7 |  No Straw Men : links for 2008-05-18 | 

    [...] Sanford Vivifies a Vigorous Veto – Radley Balko, Agitator With the stroke of his pen, though, the governor, who served three terms in Congress and oversees a state of 4 million heads, did away with a requirement that a person must complete 1,500 hours of instruction to shampoo hair in a salon. [...]

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