So here’s today’s “post,” finished just in time for our founding editor to enjoy some of Mrs. Sic’s delicious home cookin’ …
An “important” day at the S.C. State House, as South Carolina’s “Republican-controlled” General Assembly debated church raffles and a voter ID bill designed to enhance the GOP’s electoral advantage.
Hmmmm … last time we checked those were not among the state’s most pressing priorities.
Anyway, one of the hottest rumors buzzing around the S.C. State House today is that fiscally-liberal S.C. Senator Wes Hayes (RINO-York) is considering challenging U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney in a 2012 GOP primary for South Carolina’s fifth congressional district. Two months ago, Mulvaney waxed 28-year incumbent John Spratt.
All we can say to Hayes (a stooge of S.C. Sen. Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman) is “good luck with all that.” Seriously … this guy just recorded the second-worst score of any “Republican” State Senator on the S.C. Club for Growth’s fiscal report cards. And he expects to win a GOP primary with that record?
Speaking of RINOs, we’re also hearing that U.S. Rep. Joe “You Lie” Wilson has decided to support State Rep. Alan Clemmons (RINO-Horry) in his presumptive 2012 bid. Sources also say that former S.C. Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer is eying a possible congressional run on the coast … assuming the district lines are drawn the right way.
Sheesh … talk about a low bar after the election of Mulvaney, Tim Scott and Jeff Duncan last year.
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Mark Sanford and Maria Belen Chapur photographed together … (Pefil)
… let the feeding frenzy begin.
SC Sen. Tom Davis’ 72-hour rule praised … (The State)
Will “allow legislators to ask better questions and cast more informed votes.”
SC Ports Authority spent $29K on legislative trip to Panama … (The Nerve)
Unanswered questions abound as to why “two of the lawmakers who went stayed an extra day.”
SC parental choice plan praised … (The Voice)
Proposed plan would “provide a wonderful new range of educational options to South Carolina families.”
Read the report here … (Cato)
Tech School in SC about to get more expensive … (AP)
In the name of “flexibility on tuition.”
… like, here … (The State)
Mitt Romney bashes Obama’s speech … (ABC)
Certainly he agreed with the health care parts, though, right?
SOTU: White House already retreating on earmark pledge … (Cato)
Now it’s just “special interest earmarks.”
Harry Reid says Obama’s earmark ban “just for show …” (ABC News)
“Of course they’ll be back.”
Who’s making money in SEC football? (Forbes)
Aside from the Newton family, obviously …
Jadeveon Clowney in his own words … (ESPN)
“Alabama and South Carolina have done the best job of recruiting me.”