July 17, 2009

AP investigation: 'frugal' GOP SC gov flew in style

South Carolina deadbeat republican Mark Sanford shed his fiscal conservatism on several taxpayer-funded international poontrips, choosing first-class seating and expensive hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and naughty silk banana-hammocks shaped like little elephants.

Sanford, who once criticized other state officials for costly travel, charged the state more than $37,600 for one first-class and four business-class flights overseas since November 2005, expense records show. Other state employees flew in steerage at a fraction of the price.

The sanctimonious dipshit charged taxpayers $12,172 for travel to China in 2007, which included business-class accommodations, complete with upgraded food, drinks and an oversized reclining chair.

The Republican hypocrite, who balked at taking federal stimulus money after arguing it was an unwise use of taxpayer funds, charged the state $8,687 for a trip to Brazil last year that included a leg in business class. State expense records show the leg belonged to Taiwanese pole dancer Misty Muffinstuf.

That trip ended with the governor's now well-publicized visit to his Argentine mistress.

That trip should have ended his political career. But IOKIYAR.