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“As gov­er­nor of South Carolina, Mark San­ford has made a mark not by cre­at­ing any new so­cial pro­grams or by slash­ing taxes or mak­ing some other dra­matic ges­ture. He’s done it by doggedly op­pos­ing new spending at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity, to the point where he’s struck many crit­ics as a mono­ma­ni­a­cal eco­nomic Luddite,” Rei­han Salam writes at

“San­ford’s op­po­si­tion to Pres­i­dent Obama’s Amer­i­can Re­cov­ery and Rein­vest­ment Act, and in par­tic­u­lar his in­sis­tence on us­ing up to a fourth of his state’s stim­u­lus funds to pay down debt or re­fus­ing it out­right, has fast made him a folk hero to con­ser­va­tives. To some, San­ford’s op­po­si­tion to the stim­u­lus funds is an act of po­lit­i­cal grand­stand­ing, a naked ef­fort to sell out the poor­est and

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