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The Queen Is Pissed …

South Carolina lawmakers defeated S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal’s handpicked choice for an at-large family court seat by a single vote earlier this week – a surprising rebuke of one of the state’s most influential public figures. Longtime S.C. Judicial Department administrator Rosalyn Frierson – whose candidacy Toal…

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South Carolina lawmakers defeated S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal’s handpicked choice for an at-large family court seat by a single vote earlier this week – a surprising rebuke of one of the state’s most influential public figures.

Longtime S.C. Judicial Department administrator Rosalyn Frierson – whose candidacy Toal aggressively (and controversially) endorsed – lost to attorney Kelly Pope by an 83-82 vote during a joint session of the S.C. General Assembly on Wednesday.

And if you think that was close, the first vote between Frierson and Pope was a tie.

Who broke the deadlock? S.C. Rep. Steve Moss (RINO-Cherokee).

Adding insult to injury, Toal was with Frierson in the gallery of the S.C. House of Representatives when the votes went down – expecting to celebrate her victory.

According to our legislative sources this race sucked a lot of oxygen out of the S.C. State House over the last few weeks. In fact we’re told Frierson supporters – led by S.C. Sen. Gerald Malloy – are already hard at work plotting revenge against lawmakers who allegedly “betrayed” Toal.

Fun times …

Anyway, we didn’t have a dog in this fight. We wrote about Toal’s advocacy because we found it highly inappropriate – not because we felt Frierson was unqualified for this seat (although the S.C. Bar did find her unqualified).

As we’ve said all along lawmakers shouldn’t elect judges in this state – judges should be appointed by governors with the advise and consent of the State Senate.

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55 comments

Queen of Hearts January 31, 2013 at 3:47 pm

The Queen Bitch will demand “Off with their heads”!!!!”And bring me their severed peckers”!
Hells fury will be unleashed and the language will make a Gunny or DI blush!
It is about time this woman……….uh….individual got her ass cut!

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BradWarthenSucks January 31, 2013 at 4:10 pm

“And bring me their severed peckers”!”

Word has it she wouldn’t know what to do with them. Requests to speak to the flannel wearing, women Gamecock fan went unanswered.

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Queen of Hearts January 31, 2013 at 7:48 pm

She has never seen one and wants to do a thorough examination!

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Original Good Old Boy January 31, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Our General Assembly finally did something of which I approve.

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Sarge January 31, 2013 at 4:08 pm

I also heard around town that Toal was making a list and checking it twice. Any lawyer-legislators on the list had best run for cover.

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Carpe Jugulum January 31, 2013 at 3:57 pm

She does appear to have a bloody ass…….

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shifty henry January 31, 2013 at 4:12 pm

….. excuse me, but I just can’t stop my tears from falling—

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interested January 31, 2013 at 4:12 pm

“Adding insult to injury, Toal was with Frierson in the gallery of the S.C. House of Representatives when the votes went down – expecting to celebrate her victory.”

Camera at the ready. And that photo would have been on the front cover of the 2014 Lawyer’s Desk Book!!! no shit!!!

What now?

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Mayhem January 31, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Frierson is more articulate than Lillian McBride but completely incapable of being an independent family court judge. Jean makes every important decision. It appears Jean thought if Darryl Jackson could elevate one of his most blindly loyal servants to a higher position to strenghten his political base, then she could also. Somebody posted about Barbara Verne Seymour and her brother Michael Virzi’s ODC situation. FRIERSON should have been the one to answer for that mess, but since Toal is in charge of all investigations without review by anyone, nothing ever happened. Stephanie Nye would have been worse in that position. She really knows how to play politics.

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Original Good Old Boy January 31, 2013 at 4:41 pm

What was posted about that mess with the ODC situation? Do you know the article and date where the comment was posted? thanks

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Mayhem January 31, 2013 at 7:17 pm

It is in the comments under the Fitsnews article on this Toal/Frierson joke nomination. I called a lawyer bud in the know and he said it was true, but that his attorney general office connections said they don’t give a crap about Jean Toal and her personal, crooked lawyer police force.

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Original Good Old Boy January 31, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Thanks

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Old Charleston Lawyer January 31, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Somebody please tell me Jean “Toal was with Frierson in the gallery of the S.C. House of Representatives when the votes went down – expecting to celebrate her victory.” Poor Kelly Pope. Toal and Frierson are in charge of what assignments Pope gets as a newby judge. Chesterfield, Anderson, Allendale, Jasper, Cherokee Counties – here comes Judge Pope.

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Colbert January 31, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Exactly…. And every ruling from the bench will be met with disdain and reprimand! While it was absolutely the RIGHT decision, I hope it was worth it for Ms. Pope!

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Jennifer January 31, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Actually, Motte Talley is responsible for assignments; on paper!

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Litigator February 1, 2013 at 9:19 am

Yeah. Okay. Right.

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Old Charleston Lawyer January 31, 2013 at 4:20 pm

was not…

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south mauldin January 31, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I guess all of her denim shirts were at the cleaners. I’ve never seen a heterosexual woman dress so butchy.

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Billy K Mulligan January 31, 2013 at 4:59 pm

This just means she’s one race closer to a seat on the Bench.

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jimlewis,owb January 31, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Ah, Queen Toad has taken not only a direct hit up the coal chute but she chose to do it in an open forum.

Perhaps her brain is more pickled than suspected.

Rule 22: Don’t ever present a question unless you know what the answer will be

Rule 19: Don’t be in the same room where the ballots are being counted unless you personally filled out each ballot

Probably will be a few rough weeks for Court Employees but now that they know the Toad bleeds red, her Queen days are numbered.

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shifty henry January 31, 2013 at 5:16 pm

… Where is Subzero IQ when we need her?

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Make It A Double January 31, 2013 at 5:58 pm

My experience is that she’s only written 3,000 words so far. Also, she needs to include her “Coptic Christian” platitudes…

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shifty henry January 31, 2013 at 8:18 pm

… gotcha’

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shifty henry February 1, 2013 at 7:32 am

….. are you sure she isn’t ghost writing Will’s book?

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interested February 1, 2013 at 8:53 am

My Aunt Whoopass? She’s writing a war and peace type diatribe somewhere, guar-on-teed.

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BigT January 31, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Why is FITS a Dumbfounded Coward about Chris Culliver…

I think FITS will reveal himself as an Anti-Free Speech crusader if he’s honest about his true Liberals feelings and BASHES Culliver….

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Make It A Double January 31, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Hope she calls a fucking cab after today’s happy hour.

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Queen Pissed Is Pissed - LMAO! January 31, 2013 at 7:19 pm

lolololol.

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As The Fat Lady Gets Ready To Sing January 31, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Contrary to what Fits says,Toal is on the way out.Her effort to have the age limit of Judges extended is not going to make it through the Senate.

Although narrow,this was a major defeat for her and a harbinger of things to come.

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Learned Hand January 31, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I am so tired of news about this dyke.

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interested February 1, 2013 at 6:17 am

I will do my part to tell my lawyer children tales of her evil legacy.

History will not be kind to this leathery bag of hate.

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Sideswipe January 31, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Well at least she didn’t get drunk and sideswipe a few cars on her drive home.

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Mayhem January 31, 2013 at 7:20 pm

…that we know of. Bob Coble still has a few cell phone numbers and favors owed and can keep some things quiet.

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Queen Pissed Is Pissed - LMAO! January 31, 2013 at 7:18 pm

You really want to know just how serious Toal’s abuse of alcohol really is? Ask the garbage man who does the pick up on her street. Lots of empty wine and booze bottles, eh?

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interested February 1, 2013 at 6:18 am

I admit I hate this wart on a hog’s ass, but you have problems if you are going through her trash!

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Lewis January 31, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Don’t get excited, Fitsnews Nation: Jean’s back up staff – Costa, Don, John and Kaye are as spineless as any four judges you can find in America in any state and in any court.

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mad January 31, 2013 at 8:56 pm

I say FUCK Jean ” The Troll” Toal! I encourage legislation NOT to pass the bill that would allow this drunk, corrupt, double standatd bitch to serve pass mandatory retire age of 72. There is light at the end of the tunnel to getting rid of “Troll” in less than 2 years unless law enforcement can arrest her ass before for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident for the thrid time, or something else.

And Jean Troll has the nerve to punish laywers and judges for far less than what her corrupt ass did and continues to do.

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popcorn sutton January 31, 2013 at 9:42 pm

I likes it when you keeps it on subtance SIC

blood comment up yonder is right on!

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interested February 1, 2013 at 6:21 am

It bleeds! It bleeds! LOL. I think this rude monster has been considered invulnerable for decades. Hopefully people hear the cracking of the timbers, the creaking of the supports, the snapping of the guywires and realize this motherfucking thing is crashing the hell down..

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hhuuhh?? January 31, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Maybe this will inspire her to take up all those sales tax exemptions and throw them in the dustbin of history.
Is there anything the legislature would like less?

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shifty henry February 1, 2013 at 7:48 am

……. as told to me——

Toal to cop: “You’re trying to charge me with being drunk? What are you thinking? I’ve never been drunk in my life, and never intend to be — it always makes me feel crappy the next morning!”

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Vincent Gambini February 1, 2013 at 8:18 am

Now that her weakness has been exposed it’s just a matter of time before the pack of hyena lawyers start nipping at the newly fallen lioness.

One of them will get brave enough to run up and throw a glass of water on her before running away.

My guess is that if they could torture her first before the coup de grace they’d enforce sobriety on her before tossing the glass of water on her.

Of course, if the hyena pack regresses to its natural state before the kill, it may end with a smelly disembowelment mess…but I digress.

Whether it’s water or disembowelment, I doubt Toal cares about the method(not that she’s gonna like it)…but if you make her sober prior to the deed she’s certainly going to haul a couple of you hyenas down with her.

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Roscoe February 1, 2013 at 9:13 am

You folks do not worry. The legislature will make this up to Jean by waving the retirement age so she can stick around longer. Watch and mark my word!

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Lewis February 1, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Now I’m worried.

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ceilidh10 February 1, 2013 at 9:16 am

As a friend of the Toals and the Hoefers, I hope the big pineapples posted on the pillars outside the old Hoefer Southern mansion on Adger Road come tumbling down on your country bumpkin heads and cerate an opening for some common sense.

This state has NEVER had a more intelligent female lawyer, other than perhaps the late Judge Jean Galloway Bissell, who was appointed to the federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. I don’t care what party you belong to. Brains still count.

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junior justice February 1, 2013 at 9:59 am

Then why doesn’t she act intelligent and mature?

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Original Good Old Boy February 1, 2013 at 11:05 am

As a friend of the Toals, you lack objectivity. But even still, your endorsement misses very badly.

So as long as a judge is intellingent, it doesn’t matter whether she is biased, unfair, and power hungry?

And LOL at “most intelligent female lawyer.” Like you would know.

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kc February 1, 2013 at 9:40 am

You never posted one iota of proof that Toal endorsed Frierson, let alone did so “aggressively.”

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Original Good Old Boy February 1, 2013 at 11:06 am

Get your head out of the sand.

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Invisible hired help February 1, 2013 at 11:24 am

Pissed is an under-statement. Employees (servants) in the old Post Office are all but hiding under desks today. Pen is in her right hand and pad in her left. Making that list. Poor DS.

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Darksied Calling February 1, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Sic–made a few calls to some friends of mine in Cola after reading this to see what the “good” gossip was. The general theme ran along these lines: 1)the Queen was/is in a highly aggitated state and was seen making calls from her chambers regarding several lawmakers who had not supported Frierson; 2)she was also seen on a cell phone talking with someone (believed to be Frierson)and was overheard telling the person that they would get another shot;3)she also has supposedly cleared her schedule for the weekend (don’t think I want to be at any SuperBowl party she’s at Sunday);4)finally, for all her flaws the Queen is known for being nice to the guards at the SCSC, she is reportd to have left without speaking to anyone. Anyone who knows the Queen knows when she goes silent to run for cover, there will be blood and payback. Judging by the overall tone of everyone I talked with I would love to be a fly on the wall when she gets home.

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Invisible hired help February 1, 2013 at 6:49 pm

The Queen left the SCSC building through the back door at 5:07 pm. Her male old guard walked out with her as did two female administrative types. The younger one had a bushel basket load of mail. The other gray head woman and Jean talked and talked while the guard waited and waited. Well, Jean was talking and talking and the gray head woman was just shaking her head yes, yes, and yes. Jean was quite demonstrative and even laughed a couple of times. Jean looked at something which appeared to be hanging down from the front end of her car.

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Carpe Jugulum February 1, 2013 at 7:43 pm

God free Daniel! Don’t tell me she put a pair of those big testicles on the wrong axel!

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Dominck(3 Fingers)Tomesselio February 2, 2013 at 7:25 am

Have another drink Jean everything will be okay.

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Shadow of EricHolder February 3, 2013 at 10:54 am

Mr. Tomasellio:

Please do not enter this site and attempt to intimidate other posters. We know you are a scary-looking person, but what freaks out people is not just your street name (3 Fingers) but the fact that you do have 10 fingers, but 7 are on your left hand.

By the way, do your remember the summer after your junior year in college, when you had a job in Venice as a gondolier? You paddled those blonde Swedish girls wherever and whenever they wanted you to? We have that paddle!

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