From NBC's Mark Murray
Earlier today, we mentioned that several GOP governors and potential 2012 candidates -- Sarah Palin of Alaska, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Mark Sanford of South Carolina, Rick Perry of Texas, and Haley Barbour of Mississippi -- are considering turning down the stimulus money for their states.
Well, Sanford now says he might accept the money after all, even though he remains ideologically against it. Per the AP, "Gov. Mark Sanford says being against the plan 'doesn't preclude taking the money.' Sanford said Thursday on CBS' 'The Early Show' that he took a stand against the president's economic plan because it's 'a bad idea.' But he says ultimately he represents the interests of the almost 5 million people of his state, and he will look over the plan and decide whether some parts would work for South Carolina."