Obama tells Sanford he's got until Friday to take the stimulus money

The Palmetto Scoop reports: Apparently tired of all the political back and forth, Obama has sent a stern letter to our Gov. Mark Sanford telling him to take the $700 million in stimulus funding by Friday, or it won't be there.

Read more stories on this subject in our stimulus package topic page.The Palmetto Scoop seems to be breaking the news, and promises a full copy of the letter later on.

We'll have to see how it plays out, but this should effectively end all the back-and-forth we've been seeing. If Sanford doesn't take the money, our legislature can begin to try and override the decision. If Sanford does take the money then the legislature will be able to control how it is spent.