Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What's the matter with...

...South Carolina.

No, not Kansas, although I am well aware of the book with that title.

South Carolina needs a favor from Congress. If it doesn't get it (and based on my reading of the story, Congress is under no obligation to grant the favor), then more than 2,000 teachers in the state could be canned. Why is South Carolina in this predicament?

Would you believe...an earlier refusal to accept federal stimulus money.

I appreciate that South Carolina's political leaders want to send a message to Washington. But I'm not sure what they've done is the best example of that. Perhaps it should instead set its sights on Alaska, whose leaders appear more than happy to gorge at the federal trough.

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