South Carolina’s own Alan Wilson is one of seven Attorneys General getting some serious love in a new national piece published by The Politico.
“So far, the 39-year-old Wilson, serving his first term as attorney general, has enjoyed a solid run,” the piece notes. “He received high marks for his careful handling of the investigation of Republican Lt. Gov. Ken Ard for campaign finance violations. He’s also getting kudos from conservatives for tangling with Attorney General Eric Holder.”
“But his work against the health care law could give him the biggest career boost in a heavily Republican state,” the piece adds.
We agree – Wilson handled the Ard scandal brilliantly, and to his credit he has been a substantive voice against Barack Obama’s socialized medicine law from the very beginning. Assuming he continues to make an articulate legal case against Obamacare – while mixing in enough of the economic and deficit drawbacks – Wilson could very well emerge as the Palmetto State’s preeminent administration antagonist.
We’re sure that would enrage S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, who wants all of the national “rising star” press to herself …
This website did not support Wilson’s 2010 campaign – and our expectations for his tenure in office were low.
He continues to impress, though, and this positive national ink is (for now) well-deserved.