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David Wilkins: Still Being Vetted

FORMER AMBASSADOR, SPEAKER STILL IN THE RUNNING FOR SENATE SEAT S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is still vetting former U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins to fill the Senate seat being vacated by Jim DeMint, sources at Wilkins’ law firm tell FITS. Wilkins – who was Speaker of the S.C. House…

FORMER AMBASSADOR, SPEAKER STILL IN THE RUNNING FOR SENATE SEAT

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is still vetting former U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins to fill the Senate seat being vacated by Jim DeMint, sources at Wilkins’ law firm tell FITS.

Wilkins – who was Speaker of the S.C. House of Representatives from 1994-2005 – has reportedly spoken on several occasions with Haley’s former chief of staff Tim Pearson about the post.  He’s also agreed to Pearson’s demand that he run for the seat in 2014 in the event he receives the coveted appointment.

Does this mean Wilkins is going to get the nod?  Or even wind up on Haley’s “short list?”

We shall see …

Wilkins’ name was initially floated as a possible “placeholder” for the Senate position – an option that Haley has since ruled out.  Also, the last time we checked he was vehemently displeased with Haley (and Pearson) for not returning his phone calls.

Funny how an opening in the U.S. Senate re-calibrates relationships, huh?

As far as we’re concerned the 66-year-old Greenville, S.C. native would be a terrible choice for this post.  Wilkins has worn the “Republican” label throughout his political career, but like most “Republicans” in the S.C. General Assembly he’s nothing but a status quo tax-and-spender.  In fact the only thing redeeming about Wilkins’ tenure as Speaker is that he wasn’t quite as fiscally liberal as the man who replaced him, Bobby Harrell.

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11 comments

Nolff December 11, 2012 at 10:59 am

“As far as we’re concerned the 66-year-old Greenville, S.C. native would be a terrible choice for this post.”

You make it sound bad to be an old guy from Greenville.

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shifty henry December 11, 2012 at 11:11 am

Hmmmmm ….. Fits still has his “freckle fetish” , except they are on TOP OF THE HEAD!

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fitsnews Author December 11, 2012 at 11:15 am

oh GROSS

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shifty henry December 11, 2012 at 11:46 am

HAW! HAW! I just wanted to “mess with your head!”

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johnb December 11, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Wilkins is a worn out wind bag

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Johnson December 11, 2012 at 12:13 pm

What you didn’t say is that “Wilkins’ law firm” is actually Nelson Mullins which is about as Democratic blue as they come. You can ask Steve Morrison how to get the firm to get to Jean Toal to save a legal career. Nelson Mullins’ relationships with Toal and other yellow dog Democrats are as deep as they come. He is not in the top ten to be Haley’s choice.

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dwb619 December 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm

NIMRATA, “VETTING”, that means fishing for bribes,doesn’t it?

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johnb December 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

good one

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Upstater December 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Stand and be recognized! You keep winning and we’ll keep celebrating! God no, please don’t let him be back.

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King-Tut December 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Good GOD! Won’t this self-described elitist go away!! That family thinks they are all royalty.

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9" December 11, 2012 at 7:26 pm

No way,shifty henry,Fits Lewinsky is a MILF,and into liver spots.

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