Shocker: According to the Huffington Post, a number of GOP governors may well stand on principle and REJECT Federal stimulus money! There's only one teeny tiny caveat, that is... well... hardly even worth mentioning. They know they're going to get it anyway:
In fact, governors who reject some of the stimulus aid may find themselves overridden by their own legislatures because of language Clyburn included in the bill that allows lawmakers to accept the federal money even if their governors object.
He inserted the provision based on the early and vocal opposition to the stimulus plan by South Carolina's Republican governor, Mark Sanford. But it also means governors like Sanford and Louisiana's Bobby Jindal _ a GOP up-and-comer often mentioned as a potential 2012 presidential candidate _ can burnish their conservative credentials, knowing all the while that their legislatures can accept the money anyway.
Pay no attention to the little man behind the curtain, folks!