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The Two Little Pigs

It’s not an image you see every day: a governor carrying two pigs – one under each arm – to the doors of a legislative chamber. Just a day before, the South Carolina House of Representatives took up Governor Sanford’s 106 budget vetoes and overrode all but one in less Read more…

Politics

The Last Ride of Mark Sanford

On South Carolina’s Primary night, political observers closely watched former Governor and current Congressman Mark Sanford’s race for the First Congressional District. His chief opponent, South Carolina Representative Katie Arrington, made Sanford’s criticisms of President Trump central to her campaign. The Tweeter-in-Chief even weighed in on Primary Day by attacking Read more…

Leadership

The Road to Nowhere

One of my favorite well-worn political promises is when a candidate announces that they will “run government like a business.” Sounds good, carries meaning to the voter, and rarely happens. Why? A business is composed of people with a shared set of goals working together to accomplish them. Government is Read more…

Crisis Management

In Times of Crisis

In the world of politics, one of the most overused words is “crisis.” Many times, it’s applied to internal meltdowns that mean relatively little to people outside of that circle, or when an event creates a public outrage. Politics is largely driven by narratives – my own posts reflect the Read more…

Origin Story

My Marvel Hero

There are those who push us to be better than we are and people who show us there are better versions of us. While many have been fortunate enough to be pushed at some point in our lives. Having someone show you a better version of yourself is a transformational Read more…

The Sanford Experience

The Wizard

Our political system is a finely-tuned battlefield for the age-old debate of belief versus faith. All of us have a set of beliefs; some are commonly-shared while others are not. Beliefs are what we know to be true. Faith is the willingness to act without knowing.  To be successful in Read more…

Origin Story

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“You should write a book.”  Every time I hear that, I cringe. Only remarkable people should write books because they have something to give the world. The rest of us… “More interesting on the internet than real life.” Scott English, self description When you live in the world of politics, Read more…