Thursday, January 1, 2009

New York Times scolds Sanford

The New York Times covers the Mark Sanford vs. State Unemployment agency showdown, and, rather predictably, finds itself unimpressed with the Palmetto State's Governor:

Indeed, though Republicans dominate both chambers, they have overriden hundreds of his vetoes on spending over the years, including, in one recent session, money to expand children’s health insurance, indigent defense, and to provide cost-of-living adjustments for retired state employees........ He has continuously sparred with members of his own party in the Legislature over spending, limiting his record of accomplishment.

(ea). How telling that the article's author, Adam Nossiter, is unwilling to regard limiting spending as an accomplishment.

[Hat tip: Bad Attitudes]