Former S.C. Speaker of the House and U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins remains one of the most revered “Republicans” in the Palmetto State – for reasons that will forever elude us.
What did Wilkins accomplish during his 11-year tenure as Speaker? Not much … in fact along with his successor Bobby Harrell and Senate leaders [...]
A pair of South Carolina “Republicans” are running for Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina.
Incumbent Glenn McConnell – who inherited this largely ceremonial position when former “Lite Gov” Ken Ard resigned in disgrace last March – made his announcement via a videoconference message at the S.C. Republican Party convention over the weekend. The Charleston RINO – [...]
For at least the thirteenth year in a row, South Carolina taxpayers are shelling out $500,000 on a collection of Confederate artifacts which should have been paid for years ago. And not only that – lawmakers have agreed “to provide funds in future fiscal years” to continue paying for this nonsense (an expense taxpayers should [...]
S.C. Chief Justice Jean Toal has privately told numerous confidantes she will step down when her current term expires in 2014. Assuming the former liberal activist makes good on those assurances, it would mean the abandonment of an alleged quid pro quo aimed at extending her tenure at the helm of the Palmetto State’s highest court.
Such a [...]
It’s been more than a dozen years since the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley was raised from the floor of Charleston harbor.
Since then tens of millions of South Carolina tax dollars have been spent on this sub – a massive investment which continues today via Clemson University’s so-called “Restoration Institute.”
Why would South Carolinians pay such exorbitant [...]
GLENN McCONNELL, NIKKI SETZLER SLAM THE DOOR ON NEEDED ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURE
In a disappointingly ironic display of contempt for citizens and taxpayers, the South Carolina Senate rejected an effort this week to amend its rules to require greater transparency at the committee and subcommittee levels.
In other words the hearings that ultimately determine the fate of key [...]
THREE REASONS …
Let’s get one thing straight: Nikki Haley hates being governor of South Carolina almost as much as South Carolina hates Nikki Haley being its governor. Get past the transparent “It’s a Great Day in South Carolina” cheer-babble and you’ll find a woman who desperately wants to take her game (such as it is) [...]
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley will not appoint herself to the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jim DeMint, the first-term “Republican” told a South Carolina radio host.
“No, I will not be appointing myself,” Haley told host Bob McLain of WORD (Greenville, S.C.). “That is not even not an option, not something I am considering at [...]
“TRIKKI NIKKI” GETS A TRUMP CARD
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley may be unpopular … but all of a sudden she’s holding a major political trump card.
U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint’s surprise decision to resign his seat as South Carolina’s junior U.S. Senator gives Haley the power to name his interim replacement – and you better believe that [...]
FISCAL CONSERVATIVE LEADER DROPS BOMBSHELL ON PALMETTO POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint will resign his post as South Carolina’s junior United States Senator to take over the leadership of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington, D.C. think tank.
News of DeMint’s decision – effective was first reported this week by The Wall Street Journal.
“This is an [...]
ELECTED OFFICIALS DEFY TRANSPARENCY
Numerous South Carolina state lawmakers failed to disclose their participation in a shady pension fund that enabled them to draw retirement benefits even though they had not yet retired. In fact, of the twenty-eight legislators who were taking payments from this fund – only seven reported doing so on their statements of [...]
RINOs GOTTA STICK TOGETHER
S.C. Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell (RINO-Charleston) is standing by embattled S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell (RINO-Charleston) as the latter faces extensive public criticism – yet no consequences – for a major campaign finance scandal.
Harrell was busted last month by reporter Renee Dudley of The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier pocketing more [...]