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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again … there’s not a nickel’s worth of difference between “Republicans” and Democrats in South Carolina on the issues that really matter (taxes, spending, education).

Don’t believe us? Click here … or here … or here.

The latest manifestation of this reality? Molly Spearman – head of the uber-liberal S.C. Association of School Administrators (SCASA).

Spearman – arguably the Palmetto State’s most powerful educrat – wants to be its next Superintendent of Education, and she’s leaning toward running for the seat as a Republican.

At least that’s what several sources who have fielded calls from the veteran lobbyist tell FITS …

We like Spearman … personally, anyway. She’s never been anything but gracious and considerate to us, and her son Mitchell is one of our favorite members of the Palmetto political “Twittersphere.”

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Having said that, we would sooner impale ourselves on a rusty chain saw than support her bid for State Superintendent …

Spearman is the most influential lobbyist for South Carolina’s worst-in-the-nation government-run school system – which continues to fall further behind the rest of the country. She’s also the most powerful institutional opponent of universal parental choice – the one reform most likely to transform the Palmetto State from monopolistic failure factory into competitive, market-based 21st century growth engine.

Like it’s done in Florida … 

Why does Spearman hate competition? Easy: Her constituency – an ever-expanding bureaucratic horde that’s accountable to no one -receives hundreds of millions of dollars in new money each year to produce a steadily worsening product.

It’s a taxpayer-funded racket that’s been going on for decades … all under the disingenuous “for the children” banner carried by Spearman.

In fact one Democratic operative chuckled when FITS called asking their thoughts on Spearman possibly running as a Republican.

“She’s more liberal than S.C. Rep. (Michael) Anthony,” the operative said, referring to the Democratic frontrunner for this seat.

Exactly …