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?”
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said the Legislature needs to be cautious of overregulation and each year should look at the laws that should be repealed.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.