Sunday’s editorial celebrates that the governor’s race is beginning to feature real policy plans instead of political theater.
Right around the same time last week when we were criticizing Gov. Mark Sanford’s apparent lack of regard for public education as a “core government service,” his former protege and possible successor, state Rep. Nikki Haley, was releasing her own education plan.
The gubernatorial race between Haley and her Democratic opponent, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, has been dominated by issues of what one might call “personal transparency” lately. Haley built her Republican primary campaign on her fight for on-the-record voting and on related good-government bills she’s filed, such as new requirements that lawmakers disclose all their income sources to taxpayers.