Hooked on Phonics – Governor’s Edition August 25, 2007Posted by fitsnews in SC Politics.
PICTURES OF LEGISLATORS WILL HELP HIM IDENTIFY THEM AT EVENTS
An “insider phone book” complete with pictures, brief biographies and contact information for each State Senator and Representative, the manual helps lobbyists (but apparently not Gov. Mark Sanford) identify the 170 members of the General Assembly.
Last night in Greenville, S.C., the governor had a mid-conversation “brain freeze” as he failed to remember the name of one of his closest legislative allies, State Rep. Nathan Ballentine following a GOP legislative reception. It’s not the first time Sanford has muffed remembering the names of his friends, as he’s publicly referred to State Rep. Mick Mulvaney as “Nick Mulraney” and State Rep. Kit Spires as “Ken” Spires in the past.
Frankly, we understand the governor’s predicament. To be perfectly honest, the vast majority of Republican legislators aren’t worth remembering (especially the big-spending RINO’s currently running the show). Hell, as far as we’re concerned State Rep. Joan Brady might as well be Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi – except a little more liberal. We also understand State Rep. Michael Thomspon is often mistaken for a donkey, which probably isn’t surprising given his voting record.
But Ballentine, Mulvaney and Spires are all good fiscal conservatives, and are among the few legislative allies Sanford has in Columbia. It’d probably be a good idea if he at least got their names right.
In an effort to help, we’ve actually taken the liberty of printing up “gubernatorial flash cards” for Sanford, big blow-up pictures of all 170 legislators that his staff can use to help him figure out who’s who. It’ll be a lot like “Hooked on Phonics,” except without all the lions, tigers and giraffes.
Go on governor, sound it out …