BUT LET’S NOT GIVE THE GOVERNOR A “VICTORY” HE DOESN’T DESERVE
FITSNews – January 29, 2008 – The worst-kept secret in South Carolina politics is that former State Ports Authority board member Carroll A. “Tumpy” Campbell III has a brain about the size of a walnut. Seriously, how on earth does anybody let themselves get outmaneuvered politically by Gov. Mark Sanford, who has all the Machiavellian instincts of a dyslexic infant? Yet here we have “Tumpy” (yes, that’s what his friends call him) who is suing the governor after getting fired from the Ports Board. Why’d the governor fire Tumpy? Well, Sanford says its because he’s a lobbyist, but our guess is it’s more likely because he’s a socialist … at least as it relates to our state’s woefully-outmoded port system.
All of which brings us to this morning’s surprising column eviscerating Campbell by The State‘s associate editor Pippi Wrongstockings, who generally embraces socialist virtue like Tom Cruise embraces Scientology.
Look people, selling a socialist notion to the editorial board of The State newspaper is a lot like selling crack to a crackhead. The product pretty much sells itself, hence the paper’s nickname “La Socialista.”
And while we certainly agree with Pippi’s opinion in this matter, we’d like to remind you that the governor deserves absolutely zero credit on this issue. He should’ve fired Campbell a long time ago, along with the rest of the communist morons who are currently running our state’s most valuable competitive asset into the ground. But he didn’t – in large part due to political contributions – and our state missed out on a golden opportunity as a result.