If you didn’t know better you may think this is a parody, but unfortunately it isn’t.
Via ThinkProgress, have a look at South Carolina’s new Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell.
The Republican lawmaker is perhaps best known for his unapologetic embrace of the Confederacy, grabbing national headlines in 2010 when he appeared in photos dressed as a confederate general — posing with two people presumably imitating slaves.
McConnell is a member Sons of Confederate Veterans, Secession Camp #4, as he proudly lists on his official bio. He also owns a store that sells confederate memorabilia.
The previous Lieutenant Governor, Ken Ard, resigned after it was discovered he was using taxpayer money to buy tickets to football games, iPads, and a Playstation 3.
You know, actual wasteful spending. Not the kind you put on a bumper-sticker.