Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sanford attends D.C. prayer breakfast on state plane

Gov. Mark Sanford was in WASHINGTON DC this morning to attend the National Prayer Breakfast.

The annual event featured a speech from President Barack Obama, University of Florida football player Tim Tebow and others, and is typically well-attended by members of Congress from both parties. The event is organized by The Fellowship Foundation.

Sanford sat at a front-row table "but way off to the side," according to a White House press corps pool report.

The event was not among those listed on Sanford's schedule released last Friday. Sanford flew to D.C. on the state plane, according to the S.C. Division of Aeronautics. Sanford spokesman Ben Fox said the governor conducted official business, too, meeting with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to discuss charter schools and education grants funded by the federal stimulus package.

Obama called for Democrats and Republicans to stop questioning each others motives in his speech, according to the New York Times, saying “Civility is not a sign of weakness.”

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