It’s not your average State of the State address. Not only is the state in the middle of a dismal recession, but South Carolina is just turning what House Speaker Bobby Harrell referred to as a dark page in the state’s history, clouded by national news stories focused on the governor’s affair with a woman in Argentina. The House just voted last week to censure Sanford.
Also tonight, the Governor,on behalf of the people of South Carolina, will be presented an American Flag that recently flew over Camp Adder in Southeastern Iraq. That ceremony will take place in the Governor’s Office just prior to the address. Senior Master Sergeant Dean Johnson, who deployed to Iraq last January, will present the flag to recognize South Carolinians’ support of our nation’s Armed Forces overseas.