No, Don’t Resign, Says Wanna-Be Sanford Successor
In doing so, Haley, a state representative, not only backed up Sanford, whom she has aligned herself with based on their shared fiscal conservatism, but also took a swipe at potential 2010 primary rival, Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer , who would ascend to the governor’s mansion if Sanford steps down.
“I have major concerns about … the direction our government could take under the Lieutenant Governor should Governor Sanford resign,” Haley said in a statement. “As elected officials our actions must be in the best interests of the state – not in the interests of settling long-held political scores – and it is my sincere belief that South Carolina cannot afford to go back to the good-ole-boy system that so badly serves the taxpayers and undermines our government.”