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June 17, 2010 7:43 PM

Is it the water? South Carolina a magnet for political scandal

What's the matter with South Carolina? In the last year alone, the state's bizarre brand of politics has pushed two phrases — "You lie!" (which Rep. Joe Wilson did shout) and "hiking on the Appalachian Trail" (which Gov. Mark Sanford did not do) — into the national lexicon overnight.

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