I was in Congress during the 1990’s when then-President Clinton made a deal with North Korea, offering them immediate benefits in exchange for promises they would become a responsible member of the world community. While North Korea received these benefits, the responsibility never came – I don’t think the results will be much different with the current President’s deal with Iran.
I made the observation to many during August that I thought September would be an incredibly explosive time in Washington. Congress reconvened yesterday, and that’s already proving to be the case today.
In case you missed it, I’ve spent a significant part of the last three weeks making my way around the Lowcountry, meeting with people, hearing their thoughts, and talking about what’s going on in Washington. In recapping, this so-called Listening Tour it seems to me that three major themes emerged in my different conversations with people at home.
For many, this has been a busy week with the start of a new school year here in the Lowcountry. Accordingly, I just wanted to wish students, parents, and teachers alike good luck in the new school year. In some ways, it’s a chance to be sentimental about how quickly time passes, as little ones become not-so-little ones….our youngest, Blake, is already a junior in high school!
The Guantanamo Bay issue is in the news, and I suspect you will see and hear much more to come. Accordingly, I wanted to give you a touch of my reasoning on our activities on this since it popped up last week.
Last night was one of the more interesting debates I have ever seen.
Hope your Thursday is going well…at the moment it’s a very rainy one in Charleston!
I suspect I join with you and the rest of the world in looking forward to tonight in Cleveland with the first of the presidential debates. While these can often be exercises in watching paint dry, I think tonight’s debate should be most interesting.
I hope your day is going well. Mine has been busy given we kicked off our Lowcountry Listening Tour yesterday and continued early this morning in Summerville, but things continue to happen in Washington.
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SANFORD ANNOUNCES PUBLIC SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST 2015
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford released his public schedule for the month of August.
Wednesday, August 5th