“Bits Of Lace?”

CHARLESTON LINGERIE STORE BACK ON POLITICOS’ RADAR U.S. Rep. Tim Scott’s emergence as a frontrunner in the race to replace U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint has revived interest in “Bits Of Lace” – an upscale Charleston, S.C. lingerie store. Wait … huh? What on earth are we talking about? And why…


U.S. Rep. Tim Scott’s emergence as a frontrunner in the race to replace U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint has revived interest in “Bits Of Lace” – an upscale Charleston, S.C. lingerie store.

Wait … huh?

What on earth are we talking about?

And why is it that every South Carolina political story somehow has its roots in ladies’ unmentionables?

“Bits of Lace” is a store managed by Zee Patel, a stunning Indian-American hottie who is rumored to be Scott’s love interest.  Prior to April of this year few outside of Charleston, S.C. knew of Patel’s existence.  That changed, however, when she accompanied Scott to the exclusive Cloister resort on Georgia’s Sea Island for a three-day junket sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute.

Zee Patel

Scott had to report the expense, which prompted speculation as to whether he was still the “40-year-old” virgin he previously claimed to be.

Scott admitted he wasn’t – but claimed he was still opposed to the notion of premarital sex.

“At the end of the day, the Bible is very clear: abstinence until marriage. Not to do so is a sin,” Scott told The National Journal.

So … are Patel and Scott lovers?

It’s not clear.  The notoriously private lawmaker has referred to Patel only as a “close family friend.”  Even those closest to 47-year-old Congressman say they don’t have a clue as to his romantic proclivities.

He has been seen with her on numerous occasions – and hired her in 2010 to serve as a staffer on his congressional transition team.

Obviously who Scott is having sex with (if he’s having sex with anyone) has no bearing on his qualifications to be a U.S. Senator.  All that matters in our book is whether he would (a) vote in a manner consistent with the best interests of American taxpayers and (b) call out those who vote in a manner inconsistent with those interests.

And on those counts, the jury is out …

Anyway, “Bits of Lace” made headlines several years ago when former S.C. Rep. Wallace Scarborough (RINO-Charleston) shopped there for a gift for his mistress (now wife), former S.C. Sen. Catherine Ceips.  To its credit, the store is a high-end boutique – boasting lingerie lines from Lise Charmel, Eres, Aubade, and La Perla.


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Mike Traynor December 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I am just relieved that he is not gay. I thought he might be.

Todd December 10, 2012 at 1:35 pm

My guess is that he moonlights as her interior decorator.

SenseLikeChaps December 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Why should that matter?

sonnysboy December 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm

couldn’t care less, although if he is dating her, kudos, she’s gorgeous and owns her own business, what’s not to like?

willblogformoney December 10, 2012 at 1:41 pm

You really are sick and depraved FITS.

Sailor December 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Of course! That’s his claim to fame!

BigT December 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm

GAWD, You Self-Calimed “libertarians” are all Up-In peoples’ bedrooms…

You DEMAND some of the most perverted behavior on Earth be given Exaltation, so that churches will be FORCED to honor it….while you try to Indict normal Americans for being as God made them….

Above is America under Libertarian-Liberals-FITS Sharia..

Do you want Big Brother (FITS, Paul, Obama and Harpo) in YOUR bedroom…

Better not Vote Liberal-Libertarian…They even film your parking habits to publish…

SenseLikeChaps December 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

How did you guess the secret plan to place churches under assault by shock troops in rainbow body armor so that we can force ministers to perform all nude ceremonies? Belay the orders Sailors, once again BigT has beaten us to the punch with the power of slippery slope logic.

How do we get beaten time and time again by one man?

Guero December 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Because teapot is always on the cutting edge of the Repugnant Party’s batshitcrazy caucus. The person who believes they can outflank teapot on the bizarre and aggressively stupid side is a fool.

ex-neighbor December 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm

If anybody wants to play the illegal poker machines, I’m told they can go to Tony’s Party Shop in Irmo. The machines pay out pretty well, I’m told.

Lynn December 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Just curious as to how you know so much about women’s lingerie? You know I’m just aksing?

Judy Chop December 10, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Will Folks is the ultimate metro-sexual kinda guy. He wears fluffy red turtle neck sweaters at Christmas and his cigarettes of choice are Dunhills. He drinks caffe lattes while listening to indie rock with his wife. He also knows all the names of current women’s Italian designer shoes.

He he was good looking, caring, and sensitive as well, he would definitely be gay!

BOZBORING December 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Who cares? He’s not married.

Phonebooth Bob December 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Good for him.

By the way, why does it matter to you FITS?

Twinkie Ho-Ho December 10, 2012 at 3:50 pm

All of a sudden Scott has a girlfriend. And she’s Indian. What a coincidence.

south mauldin December 10, 2012 at 5:23 pm

No shit.

Old Bike Dude December 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Pashtun beard. Sis Andre teaches well.

The Skeptic December 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm

So many attacks on FITS for telling us about Tim Scott’s hypocritical bible quote against having sex before getting married. So Tim doesn’t practice what he preaches! And he’s against abortion! Thanks, FITS, for the insight.

SparkleCity December 10, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Years ago, I dated a decent looking Indian (not Native American) girl and she reeked of curry – HONEST!!

Never dated one again………..

A few years later, I worked with a number of them, I saw how they operate (lieing/passing the buck,NEVER admitting to mistakes, etc.).

Oh yeah, you’ll see them as doctors,lawyers,accountants,piece of shit motel and liquor store owners, etc., but when was the last time you saw one that was a mechanic,carpenter,nurse,cop,etc.???

As a rule, they have no honor and will lie in a heartbeat to save their asses.

I’ve seen them in action………

Judy Chop December 10, 2012 at 8:24 pm

SparkleCity, you are dead on the money with this one. I have a wholesale business with an extremely large and diverse product line. I sell to companies and individuals literally from A to Z. There is not one ethnic group that I do not sell to.

Generalizations hold true to about 95% regarding certain ethnic groups. Of course, there are exceptions to every observation. The SC Korean community is tough, too. Although, I feel comfortable with them after I gain their trust and business. Same with the Syrians and the Lebanese. Tough, but they come around.

However, the Indians are a different story. I don’t trust them even after doing business with them several times over. They have the world’s shortest memory. I have to “show” them the previous price every time because they are certain I have made a mistake. They have taken the place of the Jewish merchant that existed for so long in SC. Damn I miss the Jews!

Like my best Jewish customer used to tell me years ago — You know why there are so many Gentiles? ‘Cause somebody has to pay retail!

SparkleCity December 11, 2012 at 10:48 am

Years ago I worked in a lab whith one of the nicest women you could ever know.

Your basic nice young lady who happened to be a chemist.

You even mention working with/for an Indian (NOT native American) and her eyes would grow cold and say it would be a cold day in hell before she woud EVER work for an Indian again.
Only time I EVER heard he curse was when broached on that subject. I never messed with her because she was nice and you could tell she ment what she said.

Damndest thing you ever saw.

Ruby December 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Maybe she’s his “beard”, so to speak.

Darth December 10, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Good guess, but it falls far from the mark.

BradWarthenSucks December 10, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Lingerie store? I thought the Patels stuck to mini-marts and cheap motels.

Sumterite December 10, 2012 at 7:15 pm

That’s Erin Yates on the far left.

shifty henry December 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm

A new guy went to work at a company. He introduced himself as Richard Russell, but said to call him by his nickname “Lucky”.

The following Monday he arrives at work with a huge grin on his face. “I went to Bingo for the first time in my life and won a thousand bucks.” Boy, am I lucky!

The Monday following that he came to work skipping down the hall and high-fiving everyone. “I bought a lottery ticket for the first time and I won five grand.” Boy, am I lucky!

The Monday following that he came to work doing cartwheels down the hall. One of the co-workers asked if he won another lottery.

“No, no it’s better than that. You know that Indian girl who works in Purchasing? Well, I asked her out and we had a great time at dinner. I asked her up to my place for drinks, we wind up in bed, and the next thing I know she is giving me the best blowjob I ever had.”

One of the co-workers said, “Man, you really are lucky. She’s worked her for six months and no one has been able to go out with her.”

“No, no, it’s better than that. She’s blowing me, I look down, and you know that red dot on her forehead? I scratched it off and won another five grand!” Boy, am I lucky!

Mike Traynor December 11, 2012 at 12:47 am

The reason it matters that he is not gay is because he is in full support of DOMA and traditional marriage. If he were gay and took those stances, I’d have a few choice words for him.

Old Bike Dude December 11, 2012 at 8:04 am

The token one.


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