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January 7, 2011 1:13 PM

Commentary: S.C. Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer doesn't deserve his road sign

The main problem with the Legislature’s habit of naming roads, bridges and other infrastructure after living people (usually legislators or their supporters) is that this self-aggrandizing/patronage system opens the state up to all sorts of embarrassment should those honorees get into trouble later in life. They rarely succeed in naming public property after people who already have embarrassed our state. Yet, South Carolina has done it with the "Lt. Governor-Senator Andre Bauer Interchange."

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