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FITSNews – April 14, 2008 – For the second time this month, S.C. Republican Gov. Mark Sanford has called out an establishment “GOP” consultant, this time referring to South Carolina’s resident dirty trickster Rod Shealy as “creepy.”

Sanford, who was in Beaufort County this morning on behalf of his former chief of staff Tom Davis, said Shealy’s tactics represent “everything that’s wrong with politics today.”

Davis is running for a State Senate seat against incumbent Catherine Ceips, whose reelection campaign stumbled badly last month when a botched political stunt reportedly engineered by Shealy ended up detonating in Ceips’ face.

No word yet on whether Sanford finds Shealy’s occasional partner-in-crime Sic Willie “creepy,” too …