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Hunley Educrat (And Stephen Colbert’s Sister) Running For Congress

ELIZABETH COLBERT-BUSCH TO SEEK DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR FIRST DISTRICT SEAT It turns out there was a “mystery Democratic candidate” for the South Carolina first congressional district after all … the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert. Weeks ago FITS reached out to several of our Democratic sources asking if the party…

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ELIZABETH COLBERT-BUSCH TO SEEK DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR FIRST DISTRICT SEAT

It turns out there was a “mystery Democratic candidate” for the South Carolina first congressional district after all … the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert.

Weeks ago FITS reached out to several of our Democratic sources asking if the party had any prospects for the seat being vacated by newly appointed U.S. Sen. Tim Scott. At the time were told there was a “mystery candidate” eyeing the race, but we were given no other information because they were fearful the candidate would get “spooked.”

The “mystery candidate?” Elizabeth Colbert-Busch – sister of the famed Colbert Report anchor.

Colbert-Busch is one of South Carolina’s innumerable higher educrats – paid $120,154 a year (not counting benefits) to serve as business director of Clemson University’s so-called “Restoration Institute.” For those of you new to Palmetto politics, this North Charleston, S.C.-based “Institute” is one of the many taxpayer-funded boondoggles associated with the H.L. Hunley Confederate submarine – which was raised from the floor of Charleston Harbor over a decade ago.

The Institute claims its mission is to “advance knowledge in integrative approaches to the restoration and sustainability of historic, ecological, and urban infrastructure resources,” which hardly sounds like a core function of government to us.

Of course its signature project is the conservation of the Hunley – an obsession of longtime S.C. Senate President and current Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell (a.k.a. this guy).

Created in 2004, the Institute promised to create “a knowledge-based, export-oriented industry cluster that will partner with other institutions and the private sector to position South Carolina as the premier home of restoration knowledge and expertise.”

Has it done that? Absolutely not …

But hey … did we mention she’s Stephen Colbert’s sister? Although unlike her famous brother she pronounces the “T.”

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36 comments

BigT January 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Wow: S.C. Hating-Colbert is a god to FITS — and Colbert’s sister is a leftwing liberal….

Imagine that….

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interested January 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm

6 figures to do what? My Lord.

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vicupstate January 18, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Another democrat also announced today and will loan his campaign 250,000

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? January 18, 2013 at 3:26 pm

$10 says she drops the pronounciation of the “T” in her hyphenated last name during her campaign.

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johnb January 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm

good call

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Butthead January 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Huhuhuhuhuuhuhuhhuhuhu – you said BUSH – HUHUhuhuHUHUHUUHU

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Butthead January 18, 2013 at 5:59 pm

You said BUSH !

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Bonhoeffer January 18, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Is she an admitted adulterer? Is she a liar? If not, she has two advantages over at least one of the Republican candidates.

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dwb619 January 18, 2013 at 8:02 pm

I truly hope that the carpet bagger Sanfraud wins the Republican primary.

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Lexconserve January 20, 2013 at 8:03 pm

No worse than the state idiot Joe Wilson.

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Bogart January 18, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Since Glenn McConnell and Warren Lasch are lovers, I presume Elizabeth Colbert is in the same open-secret “Hunley LBGT” camp with Ric Tapp and many others.

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Robert January 18, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Raising the Hunley was a “boondoggle”? How so? An amazing piece of history was saved.

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jimlewis,owb January 18, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Mission is to “advance knowledge in integrative approaches to the restoration and sustainability of historic, ecological, and urban infrastructure resources,”

Lot of fancy words to tell the whole Universe that every week, once a week since August 8, 2000 current South Carolina Lt. Governor Glenn Francis Beauregard McConnell dressed in his Corporal’s Confederate Uniform steps up to the edge of the tank in which the H.L. Hunley Confederate Submarine rests, opens the two button fly of his worsted wool suspendered pants with his left hand, pulls out his engorged pecker with his right hand and proceeds to take a piss into the tank thereby effectively/efficiently re-salting the water in the tank.

The last spread sheet analysis from Clemson University Accounting Department shows that the cost of this pissing away taxpayer’s money averages $269,256.12 per piss, give or take a few shakes.

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Brick January 18, 2013 at 10:44 pm

McConnell sniffs bicycle seats.

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shifty henry January 19, 2013 at 8:36 am

… Dammit! You made me spit out my coffee from laughter!

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Charlie Cluster January 20, 2013 at 8:03 pm

McConnell’s the “female” in his relationships — he takes it up the ass.

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bogart January 19, 2013 at 9:36 am

I don’t care if she sank the Hunley,if the vote is between she and Sanford…..Mrs Colbert-Busch has my vote….With or without the T.

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Karla January 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Democrat – Clemson – Colbert, thats 3 strikes. You’r out sweetie!

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shifty henry January 19, 2013 at 12:49 pm

…. McConnell has a new dance – he calls it the “Civil War Twist.” Your northern part stays still while the southern part tries to secede.

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Redhead January 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm

he dances with boys when the lights go dim

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 19, 2013 at 5:47 pm

The Hunley was raised a ways offshore from the tip of the jetties. Not from the “floor of Charleston Harbor.”

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SCBlues January 19, 2013 at 9:20 pm

God forbid South Carolina elects someone with an education!?!

The RepubliCON mantra is to keep them poor, barefoot, pregnant and stupid. (And from the looks of the SC populace, it seems to have worked – especially the poor part . . .)

And on the “stupid” front, FITS and his usual Little Gang of Suck-Ups never disappoint . . .

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junior justice January 20, 2013 at 5:05 am

The RepubliCON mantra is to keep them poor, barefoot, pregnant and stupid. (And from the looks of the SC populace, it seems to have worked – especially the poor part . . .)

I thought this was the Democrat’s policy.

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junior justice January 20, 2013 at 5:52 am

The man who goes into politics as a business has no business going into politics.

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Sarge January 20, 2013 at 11:11 am

I agree, junior justice. The Democrats have kept their electorate poor and dumb for decades so they can more easily “rent” their votes on every election day. Lillian McBride, of course, made it easier – and she is SC Democrat personified.

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SCBlues January 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm

junior and sarge –

What is the average income in South Carolina?

How long have the RepubliCONS had a straglehold on this state?

You do the math and connect the dots – but I’ll bet neither of you are smart enough to do it . . .

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1770 January 20, 2013 at 8:08 pm

It’s the only reason Joe Wilson is in Congress. He’s only in it for himself.

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hhuuhh?? January 20, 2013 at 10:23 am

Well, being Colbert’s sister you know the chances that her IQ will equal or exceed the combined IQs of the entire GOPer bunch are pretty good.

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SCBlues January 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm

You got that right!

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Joe Wilson Sucks January 20, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Her IQ is at least higher than the moron Joe Wilson. The guy is an intellectual slug.

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junior justice January 20, 2013 at 8:30 pm

HEY! Whoever is posting under my moniker – STOP IT!

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junior justice January 20, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Never mind – just put some capital letters in it.

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? January 21, 2013 at 9:04 am

Just get a “gravitar” and then you don’t have to worry about it.

In fact, it will immediately show on previous posts which one is the real “you”.

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junior justice January 21, 2013 at 9:21 am

Thanks, pardner==

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reg January 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Clem Restoration Institute doesn’t have anything to do the Huntley —- where is this coming from? Come on, put up or shut up.

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Michael January 27, 2013 at 11:18 am

Oh please, launch another misogynistic, ignorant campaign against her like the one used by the old-boys to try to derail Nikki Haley. That plus Sanford for an opponent might be enough to elect Colbert-Busch, resulting in the the unthinkable: a moderate Democratic Congresswoman representing one of the most knee-jerk Red districts in the nation. One can hope.

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