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Well it -- don't -- it made me State's highest court will the South Carolina Supreme Court just ruling that Republican governor Mark Sanford.
Must take 700 million dollars in stimulus gas caps that governor has long said he doesn't want and believes the state doesn't -- Governor Sanford joins me now by phone.
Governors of the judges and take it or else -- you gonna do.
We've -- we're not appeal.
You know the Supreme Court decisions.
We think it's mistaken decision we take it shall -- Horrendous for South Carolina taxpayers they horrible decision of the long run -- -- national policy.
But it is what it is and Lou we -- it -- every tool available as a sitting governor.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Or -- the court's argument for taking this money was what that this was not a decision you should make this is money provided.
By the federal government for the folks in your state and you were not arguing on their behalf digits going their reason.
Well it's a little more complicated that that there's some very fairly serious strings attached to go governance in South Carolina.
We have -- broken political system.
Our constitution of eighteen.
I quote pitchfork Ben Tillman it was a race constitution -- threatened to clear that a black -- would be.
Elected governor of South Carolina -- construction South Carolina and so a lot of the traditional functions at executive branch were -- into the win.
With that thinking that -- constitution.
And -- the court's decision was predicated on a flawed.
Constitutional -- a little bit -- did not entail balance of power what it says is basically.
The legislative body great reigns supreme if they decide that they want to spend the money and in that case if they exactly want you to spend federal money.
-- always the other again at the other 49 governors and in this country have.
That's their right and so we live at once it -- in a state court system.
Our number -- -- we try to get it into the federal court system because we thought we might get a fair hearing there we were not successful in doing excellent so we.
We're not surprised at all -- what the South Carolina Supreme Court to decide that mind you in South Carolina the -- Supreme Court is.
Appointed by -- to the body.
-- good real quickly the some weird stuff going on connecting different dots here but you.
A court that's forcing you to take money you don't want companies that want to give back bailout money and they tend not.
And just in the prior sitting in my -- heard.
Whole agencies and feast and set up through -- -- -- -- you want to call them.
And we don't have any sadly -- to saying it is a a disturbing.
Trend on paper to look at is that -- It really is and that's why I think that there's something going on with those people -- is -- occurred.
Back in April.
In that -- -- genuine unrest in this country.
Where people are saying I can't exactly put my arms around what's going on right now.
It doesn't feel good if something isn't right in the bottom line is what's not right.
He is that we -- doing 200 years.
Some principles that made this country great and we keep the -- on the -- law and I think will be met with disastrous consequences.
Governor thank you very much we appreciate your views in the.
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