Andre Has A Point July 18, 2007Posted by fitsnews in SC Politics.
SANFORD HAS “THE SLOWS” IN FILLING KEY POSITIONS
FITSNews – July 18, 2007 – For a guy seeking the power to make a lot more appointments, S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford sure does take his sweet time filling the slots he currently has control over. For example, it took him nearly half a year to find a replacement for Ernie Csiszar at the Department of Insurance, and his quest to find a new director for the Department of Health and Human Services is currently wrapping up its fourth month.
That’s why we don’t fault Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer for pushing Sanford to hurry up already and name somebody to fill the state’s top health position. The governor’s legendary “deliberative method” notwithstanding, this is a post that clearly should have been filled by now.
Sure, there are plenty of jokes to be made about Bauer’s need for speed, but South Carolina’s “efficiency governor” has proven anything but when it comes to filling key slots within his administration. Whether you like him or not, Bauer has every right to tell Sanford to put the pedal to the metal on this one.
UPDATE – S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell just put out a press release agreeing with Andre. Harrell specifically referenced a “lack of leadership” and “lack of accountability” on Sanford’s part in his statement, and praised Bauer for “shedding light on these problems.” Hang onto your hats, kids. The Republican family feud is back on!