Because former S.C. Senator John Hawkins should be in jail as opposed to running for office (and since the mainstream media in Spartanburg, S.C. are all pussies who are afraid to print the truth about this scumbag), we figured we would give his candidacy one final smack-down prior to election day.
And no, we’re not referring to the rape charges filed a quarter century ago against Hawkins, or the nearly $900,000 that this wealthy trial lawyer has pocketed in recent years thanks to our state’s anti-competitive business climate (a climate he helped perpetuate as a member of the S.C. General Assembly) … we’re talking about a pair of magistrates he appointed who were later busted on drug charges.
What did magistrates Marc Kitchens and John Poole do? That’s easy: They ripped off meth and cocaine from government evidence lockers and tried to make money selling it out of state. Obviously we applaud the entrepreneurial spirit (in fact we did applaud it, literally), but we failed to note at the time that these drugs were, well, “O.P.P.” as Naughty by Nature would say.
And as part of Treach’s “Army with Harmony,” we are down …
Seriously, though … it’s one thing for a public official to grow, brew, import or otherwise obtain his own drug of choice … its something else to rip it off from somebody else (especially via a government evidence locker).
Sadly such breaches of security are common in South Carolina … whether we’re talking about drugs, cash or assault rifles. In fact it would appear that the only thing more readily accessible than a South Carolina evidence locker is our governor’s cooleyhopper.
Ba … doom … CHING.
To her credit, though, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has correctly identified Hawkins as scumbag and has endorsed his opponent, S.C. Sen. Lee Bright. Will her efforts help or hurt the cause?
We’ll find out soon enough …