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 Post subject: SC GOVERNOR SANDFORD GETS HIS OWN TENT CITY
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:14 am 
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SC GOV GETS OWN TENT CITY


Protesters are setting up a tent city in a popular downtown park they're dubbing "Sanfordville" to bring attention to Gov. Mark Sanford's opposition to $700 million in federal stimulus cash aimed at education.

Brady Quirk-Garvan is spokesman for the volunteer group that's setting up at least 10 tents in Columbia's Finlay Park Tuesday.

Quirk-Garvan says Sanford wants to take nearly all of the federal stimulus money intended for South Carolina but not money that would help schools and teachers.

Sanford wants to use the money coming to the state during the next two years to pay down debt. The White House has twice rejected that idea.

Columbia Mayor Bob Coble doesn't mind the protest, but notes protesters can't spend the night because camping is prohibited
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It'd be nice to see the governor having to live in one of those tents...

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