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the wire january 28

Welcome to the wire!

Today is the official close of filing in the South Carolina first congressional district (thank God). In other words if you’d like to join the eleventy kabillion people who are seeking the seat vacated earlier this year by newly appointed U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, you’d better get crackin’.

In other state news the office of S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson is set to issue opinions today on two controversial issues – public prayer and guns. Expect those statements to generate lots of ink.

Meanwhile the saga of the mysterious GOP sex diva rolls on (here in South Carolina and in our nation’s capital) …

On the national stage look for the immigration issue to get plenty of play as the U.S. Senate’s “Gang of 8” – which includes South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham – rolls out its proposed legislation on this issue.

In sports, we’re T-minus five days and counting from the “Harbaugh Bowl” between Jim Harbaugh’s NFC champion San Francisco 49ers and John Harbaugh’s AFC champion Baltimore Ravens. The Niners – who are 5-0 in Super Bowls – are currently three-and-a-half point favorites.

Finally, fans of the hit drama Downtown Abbey are beside themselves after last night’s American premiere of the fifth episode of the show’s third season – in which the lovely Lady Sybil (played by 23-year-old British hottie Jessica Lynn Findlay) kicks the bucket.

To the wire!

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table jan 28

GOP SEX DIVA

RE: Your GOP Sex Fun story, here’s a picture of starlet Sara Kate’s legs from Facebook. Not bad …

FITS: Yes but this is like examining a fender after you’ve already been under the hood.

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SC-1: SOMEBODY’S CYBERSQUATTING

Saw you tweet on this but here’s a story in The Patch about S.C. Rep. Peter McCoy (or one of his supporters) cybersquatting on the domain chiplimehouse.com.

FITS: We’ve never much liked this mode of campaigning. Also we believe the more people learn about “Fat Boy” Limehouse, the less they’ll like him …

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SC-1: LOCAL PARTY BIAS?

Is legendary bully “chicken wings” Lin Bennett (Chairbird of the Charleston Co. GOP) committed to neutrality in the Congressional race? She’s had Teddy Turner front and center on the Charleston County GOP site for a while now to the exclusion of all other candidates:

http://charlestongop.org

A lot of free advertising, and she doesn’t seem like the kind of control freak to do that just by accident.

FITS: “Chicken Wings?” Ha! No clue what that means but okay …

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SC-1: “JUST BIDNESS?”

I love how you keep referring to Teddy Turner as a businessman even though he really has never done anything ever. He’s an economics teacher.

FITS: Duly noted …

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NEW THINK TANK NEEDED

What has happened to the S.C. Policy Council? I detest the corruption and liberalism of Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell as much as anyone but this so-called “think tank” has become obsessed with Harrell at the expense of the real work it should be doing. 

FITS: We hear that compliant frequently … and obviously we can’t stand Harrell either.

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MICHAEL HALEY GO BOOM BOOM IN THE COLD

Nikki’s facebook page has a pic of Michael in the snow in Afghanistan saying the windchill is 15 below and our soldiers aren’t complaining. Besides the fact that the gun he’s holding looks fake with the yellow plug on the end I’ve searched the weather in Afghanistan and the coldest windchill I’ve seen over the past 24 hours is 21 above zero. Not sure when the pic was taken but sure seems like a bit of puffery.

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michael haley

FITS: Puffery? By Nikki Haley? You mean like when her daughter won that beauty pageant?

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INCAPACITATION QUESTION

I have a question that I believe you may be able to answer. Does local and state politicians have an obligation to inform the public of any health issues? I’m not talking about a toothache but a condition that causes the politician to not be able to preform thier elected duties. Further, If the public does not have to notified should the governor?

FITS: Good question. We’ve posed it to some friends in the S.C. Attorney General’s office so we’ll see what they have to say about it.

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TAKE A STAND ON NULLIFICATION FITS!

For a “limited government” champion your website has been awful quiet on nullification. We need to know FITS, are you a man or an ameba?

FITS: “Awfully?” quiet, you mean? Not really. Also last time we checked it’s “amoeba.”

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FORMER SC CAMPAIGN MANAGER IS ONE TOUGH HOMBRE

Check out this story on Reggie Robinson, former campaign manager for Democratic seventh district candidate Gloria Tinubu. 

Reggie Robinson was the ground-game genius who created and led a field organization for Tinubu which crushed – twice – a Preston Brittain Campaign which outspent them two-to-one. Then – with NO MONEY – finished only ten points behind Team Tom Rice. 

FITS: Good find!

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WHY NIKKI PICKED TIM SCOTT

Nikki Haley picked Tim Scott because he was planning on running against her in 2014. Surprised you haven’t reported on this.

FITS: We’ve heard that theory. Of course we’ve also been told Scott would never have run against Haley in a primary.

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Sarah Palin Gives CNN Exclusive Interview

FOX DUMPS PALIN

Nothing from you on the latest indignity to befall former GOP veep pick Sarah Palin?

FITS: Fox News fired Palin? What took them so long?

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IMMIGRATION AVOIDANCE?

This website likes to brag about being so “substantive” but I see a lot of sex stuff this week and NOTHING on the new immigration law. What sayest thou, FITS?

FITS: Are you talking about the state law (which isn’t being enforced)? Or are you referring to the so-called “Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform” set to be unveiled in Washington, D.C. today? If it is the former, we’ve addressed it on many occasions. If it is the latter, we’ll surely have something to say when the specifics of the proposal are announced.

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SECOND AMENDMENT HYPOCRISY

Of course the anti-gun bill proposed by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein exempts members of Congress and government agents from having to abide by the new regulations! Typical liberal hypocrisy! Do as we say not as we do!

FITS: Agreed …

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ANONYMOUS PLANS MAJOR HACKS

Seen this?

FITS: Good for them.

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SHUN GRIFFIN PROBLEMS

An update on your Shun Griffin stories: Impeachment movement for Shun coming this week through the SBA (Student Bar Association). There have been 3 new seats filled in the SBA (this week), with people against him who ran for the sole purpose of impeaching him. Shun has threatened many of the students who have spoken out against him. Many of his opponents are too scared to go to the school with their concerns. Even an online petition against him earned backlash for the petition starter. There are stories students are too scared too tell. 

What I can tell you is Shun NEVER attends class (a violation of the ABA rules for law school). CSOL has been video-recording his classes for him, which the school tried to pretend was for students out with the flu. Until the outraged students learned only King Shun’s classes were being recorded. He has missed over a week of school (Missed 6 out of 7 classes when the attendance policy max-absences is six). 

The fact that the school is aiding this clown in his felony trial is making the school a worse place. The actual students (if there are any) at this institution should not be subjected to this school’s cover-up of a dangerous felon. 

FITS: Lazy and dangerous. Sounds like the PERFECT future South Carolina politician.

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HELLO, JESSICA

It’s not her birthday but we’re celebrating Charleston, S.C. hottie Jessica Lynn French anyway  (forgive us) …

jessica lynn french

WOW-zas, people.

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TODAY’S TUNEAGE: “HAIL, HAIL”

“Are you woman enough to be my man?”

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