Thursday, January 17, 2008

Who would've thunk? The "Jesus candidate" is endorsed by... (gasp!) a shady character!!

Via HotAir from ABC News:

Huckabee Endorsed By Controversial S.C. Politician

"South Carolina, Lt. Governor Andre Bauer was pulled over in Columbia for driving 60 mph in a 35 mph zone and a police officer drew his gun on Bauer after the lieutenant governor got out of his car and approached the officer.

...According to a 2006 AP report, the lieutenant governor was pulled over in February 2006 driving 101 mph in a 70 mph zone....

....Dashcam video and audio obtained by the Associated Press and other media outlets shows Bauer identifying himself as "SC Two" on a police radio installed in his car. The Governor of South Carolina's vehicle is often referred to as "SC One" by the Highway Patrol...

....After media attention and public outcry over what Bauer called his "lead foot," in 2006 he was forced to give up his "constable status," a state designation that allowed him to use police powers at the request of a law enforcement official....

The media accounts eventually forced Bauer to apologize to voters and to walk to his state office each day instead of driving a state vehicle. "

Now, isn't that wonderful?

See archived reports here (click on image to enlarge)

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