Friday, March 13, 2009

What It Takes To Run For the GOP Nomination

Adding to the irony of Mark Sanford's inane decision to use stimulus money to pay down debt (the point of stimulus is to, you know, do things that provide employment rather than accelerate your debt service), during his non-SOTU SOTU Barack Obama invited Ty'Sheoma Bethea, a student from South Carolina's "Corridor of Shame", to sit in the First Lady's Box. Since Stanford is explicitly trying to repurpose the education money, this means teachers who might otherwise not be laid off will get their pink slips, and that Bethea's school won't see any renovations. All while South Carolina has the 2nd-highest unemployment in the nation. Good times.

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