by Sam Spence
Sanford saga - Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart lays out the national media perspective on Mark Sanford chapter and verse, complete with the headline, "Mark Sanford is truly ridiculous". Phil Bailey, one of the Statehouse's top Dem flacks agreed on Twitter, "Yep. This sums it up." Also revealed by Daily Caller yesterday: Shortly after trespassing allegations surfaced last week, Sanford nixed a D.C. fundraiser with the Palmetto State congressional delegation scheduled for today. His campaign insisted it was canceled so Sanford could spend more time in the district before the May 7 election. Sanford also doubled-down (AP) on the alleged trespassing incident, telling reporters, "I am going to make a call occasionally as a dad on what I think is in the best interest of our youngest son..."Other SC-1 - A new Public Policy Polling survey (CP) shows Elizabeth Colbert Busch widening her lead (State) over Mark Sanford. After leading by 2 points going into the GOP runoff early this month, Colbert Busch has opened up a 9 point lead. The two traded jabs yesterday (P&C) over their mutual love for Boeing, and Sanford went on the air with a new ad ripping his opponent over remarks she made to a union crowd in February.
Boeing - Sanford and Colbert Busch may love Boeing, but they don't hold the purse strings to a new incenctives deal that County Council will discuss at their meeting tonight. (P&C) In other Boeing news, the FAA has recently approved new battery system designs (CRBJ) to replace faulty parts that have grounded Dreamliners worldwide since January and the NTSB is looking into their testing. (P&C)
Lattimore in 3rd? - Oddsmakers are projecting that USC standout runningback Marcus Lattimore will go in the 3rd round of Thursday's NFL draft. Earlier this month, ESPN looked at his rigorous rehab since his gruesome injury last fall.
Columbia PD - After a short, question-clouded leave of absence, Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott finally broke his silence yesterday (AP), announcing his resignation and saying he's suffered from PTSD (State) related to the 2005 death of an officer killed in the line of duty.