Posted March 09, 2012

We’ve all been there, honestly

Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, SEC, South Carolina Gamecocks

Ken Ard resigned his post as South Carolina's Lt. Governor following an ethics scandal that included spending campaign funds on a hotel room for the 2010 SEC Championship Game. (AP)

Bear with us as we celebrate a rare but relevant political detour Friday! Emphasis added for reasons that will quickly become obvious:

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – South Carolina Lt. Gov. Ken Ard has resigned from his position following an almost year-long ethics scandal.

Ard’s ethics trouble began shortly after he was elected in 2010. Campaign disclosure forms showed he had been using campaign funds for things like a hotel room for the 2010 SEC Championship, gas, food, meals, airfare across the country, postage, advertising, phone services, and consulting.

And all he got for his troubles was an ethics investigation and a highly public pantsing of his team at the hands of Auburn. Look, we’re not cheerleading political corruption over here, but YOU try finding a hotel room within comfortable driving distance of the Georgia Dome, especially when the season’s already started and particularly on a government salary. Alabama fans book up everything within 20 miles five years in advance, just in case. MARRIOTT POINTS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, PAAAOWL.