I’ve been singing it since Day 1. Governor Mark Sanford (R-Argentina), avid hiker and world traveler, needs to resign. But it seems he’s dug a line so deep in the sand that it will take someone forcibly dragging him from his office in handcuffs to put an end to this embarrassment. Hey, handcuffs, there’s an idea.

South Carolina panel hits Sanford with 37 ethics charges
Posted: November 23rd, 2009 05:53 PM ET

From CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby

Sanford is also facing a possible impeachment effort.

(CNN) – The South Carolina Ethics Commission has charged Gov. Mark Sanford with 37 counts of violating state ethics laws, according to a complaint released by the commission on Monday.

The complaint follows a three-month investigation into Sanford’s use of taxpayer money.

Sanford is accused of using tax money to purchase business-class airfare on domestic and international flights, flying on a state-owned aircraft to political gatherings or events “which involved no official business,” and spending campaign funds for personal use such as purchasing a ticket to attend President Barack Obama’s inauguration in January.

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