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Alan Wilson Is Not On “The List”

BUT SHOULD HE BE? S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson has not been contacted by Nikki Haley (or her political aide-de-camp, Tim Pearson) regarding the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jim DeMint, sources close to the statewide elected official tell FITS. Of course neither has U.S. Rep. Tim Scott ……

BUT SHOULD HE BE?

S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson has not been contacted by Nikki Haley (or her political aide-de-camp, Tim Pearson) regarding the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jim DeMint, sources close to the statewide elected official tell FITS.

Of course neither has U.S. Rep. Tim Scott … who is widely viewed as the frontrunner for the position.

This raises an interesting question, though … should Wilson be on Haley’s “short list?”

Wilson has been dealing with any number of federal issues since taking office – most notably Obamacare, immigration and voter ID.  In fact other than the members of South Carolina’s U.S. Congressional delegation, a case could be made that no prospective Senate nominee is more knowledgeable of the issues they would face on day one as a U.S. Senator than Wilson.

For those of you new to FITS, we were harshly critical of Wilson when he ran for the Attorney General’s office in 2010.  We’ve never been fans of his father – U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson – and we viewed him as some sort of “Fortunate Son” seeking to continue his family’s glad-handing, big-spending “Republican in Name Only” tradition.

On most counts, though, Wilson has proved us wrong …

In a state that actively accommodates corruption, he has been the only public official willing to lift a finger to stop it.

Should he be doing more?  Yes … but Wilson is also limited in that the S.C. General Assembly appropriates unto itself exclusive authority when it comes to policing its current and former members.

And to his credit, Wilson is trying to do more …

Anyway, we’ve made it clear that we think U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney is the best choice to carry on the pro-free market, pro-taxpayer legacy of Jim DeMint – but if we were compiling a “short list” of prospective candidates for this post, Alan Wilson would be on it.

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14 comments

shifty henry December 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

….. and I am still waiting for my phone call.

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The Who December 12, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Spend ANY time with Alan Wilson and he is a dumb fuck who is sucking off the Wilson family tit. He has no more brains than Joe, just a bit more polished. He’s still rivals Joe as far as being the village idiot and putting him in the Senate would prove Haley is a complete MORON.

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Greenville Gal December 12, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Got that right! Or just work around him. Hasn’t got a clue.

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shifty henry December 11, 2012 at 12:02 pm

….. and he doesn’t have any freckles on top of his head!

Fits does listen to us…. thanks

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Smirks December 11, 2012 at 1:07 pm

….. and he doesn’t have any freckles on top of his head!

Nothing photoshop can’t take care of.

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say what?!? December 11, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Boy, those quinns do pay you well don’t they.

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Original Good Old Boy December 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm

What a joke.

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vicupstate December 11, 2012 at 12:20 pm

From Political Wire:

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has whittled down the list of people she is considering for Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-SC) soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat to five people, CNN reports.

Her final choices: Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC), Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), former state Attorney General Henry McMaster (R), former South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford (R) and attorney Catherine Templeton (R).

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Original Good Old Boy December 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Templeton? LOL.

She made quite a nice career move by befriending the Governor.

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Original Good Old Boy December 11, 2012 at 12:22 pm

And regarding all of that “dealing with federal issues” stuff. I guess you admire him chasing windmills and grandstanding about stuff that he has no power to change. If you like symbolic fights, then he’s your man.

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Alvin Greene December 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Mr. Folks sir, is there any way you could possibly get my name in the mix? I would even consider putting an R after my name.

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Peter Principle December 11, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Two Bars is doing the best he can as AG – please do not whet his appetite for higher office. Plus Nikki needs someone who has her back – now that Folks has moved on to one not covered in little black hairs.

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Watson December 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Wilson has not done crap to stem government white collar crime. Ard was a gift from a 25 year old journalist. Wilson has been a disappointment to me.

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Joe Wilson Is A Very Smart Man! December 11, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Why would he be on the list?

You refer to McMaster as “dim witted?

You boy Wilson’s got nothing on Henry!

Like daddy like son!

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