SC politician's welfare comments called `immoral'

FILE - In a Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009 file photo, S.C. Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer gestures as he speaks before the start of a debate at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry, S.C. Bauer, a fiercely ambitious Republican, has a habit of saying and doing outrageous things. Now he has folks shaking their heads after he likened government assistance for the poor to feeding stray animals in d speech last week. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File) (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File)

January 26, 2010 5:17:37 AM PST
When things looked their darkest for Gov. Mark Sanford - when he was in danger of being impeached for running off to Argentina to see his mistress - his best insurance policy may well have been South Carolina's lieutenant governor, Andre Bauer.