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PISSED OFF AT COVERAGE OF COASTAL INSURANCE SCANDAL, SANFORD’S OFFICE SHUTS DOWN PRESS RELEASES TO TWO POPULAR BLOGS

FITSNews – February 21, 2007 – Stung by criticism of its mishandling of a coastal insurance crisis (and subsequent scapegoating of Insurance Director Eleanor Kitzman), Gov. Mark Sanford’s office recently removed both FITSNews and SC Hotline from its media distribution lists. So much for all that sunshine in government.

Fortunately, not much news comes from the governor’s office these days. Unless of course you count the whole “pick up a wrench for change” thing as news.

SC Hotline encountered additional attempted reprisals when Sanford’s Director of Strategery Jason Miller called at least one of the website’s advertisers and urged them to terminate their business dealings with the website.

“Mr. Miller informed us that the governor’s office did not want us doing business with the website any longer,” one SC Hotline advertiser told FITSNews.

You know, there’s a word we’re looking for here that describes this kind of reaction. Wait a second … it’ll come to us. Oh yeah, it’s “pussy.”

Grow up, governor. All that time in the tanning booth should have thickened the ole’ skin a little more than this.

Oh, and maybe the B-team currently running your press shop didn’t realize this, but all those press releases and media advisories you think you’re depriving us of?

Yeah, they’re all posted on your website.

So nice work, geniuses.