The Wire: 1/28/2013

Welcome to the wire! Today is the official close of filing in the South Carolina first congressional district (thank God). In other words if you’d like to join the eleventy kabillion people who are seeking the seat vacated earlier this year by newly appointed U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, you’d better…

the wire january 28

Welcome to the wire!

Today is the official close of filing in the South Carolina first congressional district (thank God). In other words if you’d like to join the eleventy kabillion people who are seeking the seat vacated earlier this year by newly appointed U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, you’d better get crackin’.

In other state news the office of S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson is set to issue opinions today on two controversial issues – public prayer and guns. Expect those statements to generate lots of ink.

Meanwhile the saga of the mysterious GOP sex diva rolls on (here in South Carolina and in our nation’s capital) …

On the national stage look for the immigration issue to get plenty of play as the U.S. Senate’s “Gang of 8” – which includes South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham – rolls out its proposed legislation on this issue.

In sports, we’re T-minus five days and counting from the “Harbaugh Bowl” between Jim Harbaugh’s NFC champion San Francisco 49ers and John Harbaugh’s AFC champion Baltimore Ravens. The Niners – who are 5-0 in Super Bowls – are currently three-and-a-half point favorites.

Finally, fans of the hit drama Downtown Abbey are beside themselves after last night’s American premiere of the fifth episode of the show’s third season – in which the lovely Lady Sybil (played by 23-year-old British hottie Jessica Lynn Findlay) kicks the bucket.

To the wire!


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RE: Your GOP Sex Fun story, here’s a picture of starlet Sara Kate’s legs from Facebook. Not bad …

FITS: Yes but this is like examining a fender after you’ve already been under the hood.



Saw you tweet on this but here’s a story in The Patch about S.C. Rep. Peter McCoy (or one of his supporters) cybersquatting on the domain

FITS: We’ve never much liked this mode of campaigning. Also we believe the more people learn about “Fat Boy” Limehouse, the less they’ll like him …



Is legendary bully “chicken wings” Lin Bennett (Chairbird of the Charleston Co. GOP) committed to neutrality in the Congressional race? She’s had Teddy Turner front and center on the Charleston County GOP site for a while now to the exclusion of all other candidates:

A lot of free advertising, and she doesn’t seem like the kind of control freak to do that just by accident.

FITS: “Chicken Wings?” Ha! No clue what that means but okay …



I love how you keep referring to Teddy Turner as a businessman even though he really has never done anything ever. He’s an economics teacher.

FITS: Duly noted …



What has happened to the S.C. Policy Council? I detest the corruption and liberalism of Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell as much as anyone but this so-called “think tank” has become obsessed with Harrell at the expense of the real work it should be doing. 

FITS: We hear that compliant frequently … and obviously we can’t stand Harrell either.



Nikki’s facebook page has a pic of Michael in the snow in Afghanistan saying the windchill is 15 below and our soldiers aren’t complaining. Besides the fact that the gun he’s holding looks fake with the yellow plug on the end I’ve searched the weather in Afghanistan and the coldest windchill I’ve seen over the past 24 hours is 21 above zero. Not sure when the pic was taken but sure seems like a bit of puffery.

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michael haley

FITS: Puffery? By Nikki Haley? You mean like when her daughter won that beauty pageant?



I have a question that I believe you may be able to answer. Does local and state politicians have an obligation to inform the public of any health issues? I’m not talking about a toothache but a condition that causes the politician to not be able to preform thier elected duties. Further, If the public does not have to notified should the governor?

FITS: Good question. We’ve posed it to some friends in the S.C. Attorney General’s office so we’ll see what they have to say about it.



For a “limited government” champion your website has been awful quiet on nullification. We need to know FITS, are you a man or an ameba?

FITS: “Awfully?” quiet, you mean? Not really. Also last time we checked it’s “amoeba.”



Check out this story on Reggie Robinson, former campaign manager for Democratic seventh district candidate Gloria Tinubu. 

Reggie Robinson was the ground-game genius who created and led a field organization for Tinubu which crushed – twice – a Preston Brittain Campaign which outspent them two-to-one. Then – with NO MONEY – finished only ten points behind Team Tom Rice. 

FITS: Good find!



Nikki Haley picked Tim Scott because he was planning on running against her in 2014. Surprised you haven’t reported on this.

FITS: We’ve heard that theory. Of course we’ve also been told Scott would never have run against Haley in a primary.


Sarah Palin Gives CNN Exclusive Interview


Nothing from you on the latest indignity to befall former GOP veep pick Sarah Palin?

FITS: Fox News fired Palin? What took them so long?



This website likes to brag about being so “substantive” but I see a lot of sex stuff this week and NOTHING on the new immigration law. What sayest thou, FITS?

FITS: Are you talking about the state law (which isn’t being enforced)? Or are you referring to the so-called “Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform” set to be unveiled in Washington, D.C. today? If it is the former, we’ve addressed it on many occasions. If it is the latter, we’ll surely have something to say when the specifics of the proposal are announced.



Of course the anti-gun bill proposed by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein exempts members of Congress and government agents from having to abide by the new regulations! Typical liberal hypocrisy! Do as we say not as we do!

FITS: Agreed …



Seen this?

FITS: Good for them.



An update on your Shun Griffin stories: Impeachment movement for Shun coming this week through the SBA (Student Bar Association). There have been 3 new seats filled in the SBA (this week), with people against him who ran for the sole purpose of impeaching him. Shun has threatened many of the students who have spoken out against him. Many of his opponents are too scared to go to the school with their concerns. Even an online petition against him earned backlash for the petition starter. There are stories students are too scared too tell. 

What I can tell you is Shun NEVER attends class (a violation of the ABA rules for law school). CSOL has been video-recording his classes for him, which the school tried to pretend was for students out with the flu. Until the outraged students learned only King Shun’s classes were being recorded. He has missed over a week of school (Missed 6 out of 7 classes when the attendance policy max-absences is six). 

The fact that the school is aiding this clown in his felony trial is making the school a worse place. The actual students (if there are any) at this institution should not be subjected to this school’s cover-up of a dangerous felon. 

FITS: Lazy and dangerous. Sounds like the PERFECT future South Carolina politician.



It’s not her birthday but we’re celebrating Charleston, S.C. hottie Jessica Lynn French anyway  (forgive us) …

jessica lynn french

WOW-zas, people.



“Are you woman enough to be my man?”


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shifty henry January 28, 2013 at 9:42 am

….. why is this guy Shun so important? —- who is protecting/promoting him?

south mauldin January 28, 2013 at 10:06 am

I agree – he seems like all of the self-important shits in the 1st District race.

Then again, when I was in law school there was always some kind of drama like this going on. Which is why I mailed it in after about day 3 of law school and graduated near the bottom.

shifty henry January 28, 2013 at 9:45 am

…… perhaps the -15 wind chill is in Nikki’s bedroom – and the plug (if that’s what it is) is to prevent Mikie from shooting himself in the foot, possibly on purpose!

shifty henry January 28, 2013 at 9:51 am

….. word on the street is that Mikie is going to back a Muslim strip club in Columbia when he returns – the girls will come out fully nude and the Muslims will shout, “put on your burka! put on your burka!”

Sgt. Ryker January 28, 2013 at 9:51 am

Another obvious lie from Nikki Haley!
The weapon being held by Michael Haley has a blank fireing attachment. Not sure why he would be using blanks in a war zone?
I guess ill scare the farmers into producing more crops, with blanks?
The military realizes he caannot be trusted with real ammo?
He is a Barney Fife moron, who cannot be trusted with a real gun and real ammo?
The US Congress has decided to push gun control at the military level (only blank ammo)?
The most likely….The military only gives real ammo to real soldiers!!!!!

shifty henry January 28, 2013 at 9:52 am

….. this requires a full congressional investigation

CNSYD January 28, 2013 at 11:00 am

Sgt. Ryker,

Apparently you missed Vietnam. Our soldiers were forced to replace their M 16 clips with wooden blocks because the pols didn’t want any non combatants shot. Never mind it was a war zone and it was next to impossible to determine friend from foe.

sid January 28, 2013 at 11:34 am

Doesn’t the post refer to “Training, training, and more training…”? Would not training sometimes involve things other than live ammo?

Countryboy January 28, 2013 at 10:02 am

The “plug” in his M4 is a flash suppessor, a device that helps the weapon shoot blanks, because they do not have a lot of powder and need help to load the next round from the magazine. And yes they are used for training, not defending him but it is a real weapon.

interested January 28, 2013 at 11:19 am

LOL, you all got it wrong – the yellow tool is a blank adapter, not a “flash suppressor.” Hell i’ll defend him – it’s a real weapon, and probably real damn cold. Everyone must go through situational training both pre and post mobilization where everyone is shooting blanks at actors in costume – it is realistic training. Yall can keep up the comedy, just poppin in here to get the facts straight.

Countryboy January 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Shit, you right! Getting old is a bitch, can`t remember nothing. Still hated those things, they will gum up a weapon with carbon and generally make a dang mess.

9" January 28, 2013 at 10:08 am

what’s more substantive than sex?

huh? January 28, 2013 at 10:22 am

But Mikie was supposed to train stateside for one month, then leave for Afghanistan. He has only been gone for a couple weeks. Things don’t compute. Maybe that picture was taken at the base in Ohio?

CUvinny January 28, 2013 at 10:33 am

LOL, Pubs still think nullification is a valid way around Obamacare and the non existent new gun laws? I’m pretty sure it has never been upheld in court.

The Colonel January 28, 2013 at 10:54 am

The picture of Haley was probably taken at Camp Atterbury, IN. The giveaway is the yellow blank firing adapter on the muzzle of his M-4, the lack of any magazines, no body armor or Kevlar – his unit has at least another month of admin processing, shots and training before they actually deploy.

HMMWVs are no longer used much in Afghanistan – what few are there are restricted to the FOBs, the ones in the background of his picture are several generations old.

Teddy Turner was actually a quite successful bidnessman.
He built Charleston Boatworks, a very successful yacht builder/maintenance company in Charleston and he got the “Spirit of South Carolina” in the water after the project languished for years. He’s now the chairman of the board for the “Spirit”. He’s had some colossal failures as well, forming a company to sell a device to create high sped internet service on regular phone lines – problem was the inventor faked the results…

shifty henry January 28, 2013 at 11:10 am

….. practicing protecting cornfields in Indiana? — what kind of rodents are in Afghanistan? —- joking aside, I’m giving him a pass from now on — too intimidating

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 28, 2013 at 11:29 am

FITS: We hear that compliant frequently…

Dear Mr FITS,

Re: ameba/amoeba

Your membership application was denied. Thanks for your interest.You may resubmit your application in 24 hours.


The Spelling Nazi Compliance Board of the Internets

Sailor January 28, 2013 at 11:43 am

I looked at that picture of Michael and thought he was just getting ready to go to bed with Nikki!

sid January 28, 2013 at 11:44 am

Is there somewhere else on Nikki’s Facebook page that claims he’s currently in Afghanistan, because the post captured here does not say that.

hhuuhh?? January 28, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Wasn’t he/his unit supposed to be training for a month or so in Washington state before they deploy?

Phonebooth Bob January 28, 2013 at 12:29 pm

The post said training, and that none were complaining. It WAS that cold in Indiana lately.

I get a kick out of all the never been away from home, never trained, never faced months without the family assholes criticizing those who are doing all three.

? January 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm

“Not sure when the pic was taken but sure seems like a bit of puffery.”

Is that what it’s called when the First Cuckold is retaining water?

huh? January 28, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Retaining water? He’s fat.

Yosemite Sam January 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Say what you will about Sarah Palin, but I think she’s pretty hot, especially when you consider she’s a mother of four.


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