South Carolina ranks dead last nationally in the number of women serving in its state legislature – something S.C. Rep. Jenny Horne (RINO – Summerville) wants to fix.
Horne is working with the Southeastern Institute for Women in Politics to raise awareness of the need for more women in politics – something that S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley also did recently at an estrogen-fest down in Charleston, S.C.
Okay … we’re fine with that … but what is that going to accomplish on behalf of taxpayers?
Horne and S.C. Reps. Rita Allison, Joan Brady and Shannon Erickson have repeatedly proven that they’re nothing but fiscal liberals and status quo hacks – making them not unlike the eight female Democratic lawmakers currently serving in Columbia.
And we’re supposed to believe expanding that nucleus is a good thing?
Meanwhile Haley – who for the most part was a fiscal conservative rock star during her six years in the S.C. House of Representatives – has gone way off the reservation as governor, approving record spending increases and endorsing the state’s failed command economic approach to creating jobs.
Don’t get us wrong … we’d like to see more women in politics. Especially hot ones like Mande Wilkes. Having said that, electing women should never be a goal in and of itself – unless the women are proven taxpayer allies.
In a variation on one of our favorite themes, there is no male way to raise taxes – and there is no female way to cut them. Show us female candidates who are willing to live up to the fiscally conservative rhetoric Haley ran on (but has refused to follow) and we’ll support them.
Otherwise, quit bitching ladies …