Rush: Blame Obama for AWOL Sanford

Gov bolted because country's 'going to hell in a handbasket'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 26, 2009 1:25 PM CDT

(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh has a novel theory about why Mark Sanford left the US: He was sick of the way the country’s being run. The South Carolina governor's disappearance, it seems, was President Obama’s fault, the Huffington Post reports. “This is almost like: I don't give a damn! Country's going to hell in a handbasket. I just want out of here!” Limbaugh said on his show.

“My first thought was, he said, ‘The hell with this!  The Democrats are destroying the country, we can’t do anything to stop it—I gave everything I had to stop it here in South Carolina. My wife’s left me. The hell with it! I’m gonna enjoy life what little time I got left.”