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April 5, 2005

S.C. won't lower flag for Pope

Topics: National News

Backcountry Conservative:
All over the country and even outside the US, the American flag flies at half staff in honor of Pope John Paul II. That follows a Presidential proclamation issued on Saturday.  But the flag has not been lowered over the South Carolina State House.  WIS-TV

A spokesman for the Governor's office says Governor Mark Sanford is prohibited by statute from lowering the flag - but is this really true? Although the Gov. claims his hands are tied, exceptions have been made in the past.

Hat tip - Backcountry Conservative, Jawa Report

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