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The Bobby Buzz

Sources at the S.C. State House tell FITS a furious campaign is underway for the most powerful position in state government – Speaker of the S.C. House of Representatives. Wait a minute … isn’t that office presently occupied? Indeed it is .. so why are several lawmakers openly campaigning for…

Sources at the S.C. State House tell FITS a furious campaign is underway for the most powerful position in state government – Speaker of the S.C. House of Representatives.

Wait a minute … isn’t that office presently occupied?

Indeed it is .. so why are several lawmakers openly campaigning for the seat? According to our sources, it’s because they’re convinced the current Speaker – Bobby Harrell (RINO-Charleston) – is about to go down in connection with one of several ethics scandals. In fact we’re told several mainstream media reporters are currently digging on the story.

Harrell’s political action committee – the “Palmetto Leadership Council” – has engaged in all sorts of unethical behavior benefiting both the Speaker and his fellow “Republicans in Name Only” in the S.C. General Assembly in recent years. In fact just last week Harrell’s PAC was embroiled in another major scandal involving the alleged misappropriation and misreporting of campaign funds.

Beyond that Harrell is guilty as sin when it comes to the improper reimbursement of hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign account. He’s even returned $23,000 of this money – the equivalent of a bank robber returning to the scene of his crime and giving back a portion of his ill-gotten gains.

Also, Harrell has been accused of applying improper pressure on the S.C. Pharmacy Board and the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (SCLLR) regarding his pharmaceutical business.

Which one of these scandals has finally caught up with him?

It’s not clear at this point – nor is it clear who (if anyone) is investigating Harrell. We’ve been told a complaint has been filed with the S.C. House Ethics Committee, but based on that entity’s prior history (and Harrell’s contributions to its various committee members) it’s unlikely the case would advance. Meanwhile sources close to S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson tell FITS they “don’t believe” his office has a file open on Harrell.

The other big rumor making the rounds? A possible U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) investigation into the Speaker’s PAC.

While the investigatory component of all this remains in the air, the politics of replacing Harrell is in full swing.

“People are running like he’s already gone,” one House member told us. “This isn’t a ‘one or two years from now’ kind of race – they’re running like this thing is happening now.”

Who’s in?

Sources tell FITS Speaker Pro Tempore Jay Lucas is openly campaigning for the position – with the assistance of S.C. Rep. Greg Delleney. Also openly campaigning? S.C. Ways and Means chairman Brian White – Harrell’s longtime lackey. Other possible candidates include former majority leaders Kenny Bingham and Jimmy Merrill – although neither of them have been lining up supporters.

Sources close to Harrell insist he’s not going anywhere – and say the buzz about a race to replace him is overblown. They also categorically deny having any knowledge of state or federal investigations into any of the allegations against Harrell.

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Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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32 comments

? February 13, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Which gollum will be biting off the finger of Harrell to acquire the ring of power?

Who cares.

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? February 13, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Which gollum will be biting off the finger of Harrell to acquire the ring of power?

Who cares.

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Recovering Lobbyist February 14, 2013 at 12:13 am

Hmm. Lucas, Delleney, White, Bingham, and Merrill. That’s a cabal of conservatism.

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Recovering Lobbyist February 13, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Hmm. Lucas, Delleney, White, Bingham, and Merrill. That’s a cabal of conservatism.

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9" February 14, 2013 at 2:13 am

I’d like to penetrate his asshole;bet it’s furry and needs a good fucking…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug2LQxOe53Q

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Uncle Remus February 14, 2013 at 9:01 am

NOw that has to be the strangest comment I have ever heard. What man wants to do this? Furry vagina ok, but this?!?

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9" February 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm

they call em queers,and i’d like you to go first,then get me a real good sloppy fuck on w/bobby…

happy vd,uncle reemus!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Msq1Js3mcY

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9" February 14, 2013 at 1:13 am

I’d like to penetrate his asshole;bet it’s furry and needs a good fucking…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug2LQxOe53Q

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Uncle Remus February 14, 2013 at 8:01 am

NOw that has to be the strangest comment I have ever heard. What man wants to do this? Furry vagina ok, but this?!?

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9" February 14, 2013 at 2:35 pm

they call em queers,and i’d like you to go first,then get me a real good sloppy fuck on w/bobby…

happy vd,uncle reemus!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Msq1Js3mcY

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dm10ae February 14, 2013 at 5:30 am

No 1 person should weld that much power-senate or house or governor for that matter.

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dm10ae February 14, 2013 at 4:30 am

No 1 person should weld that much power-senate or house or governor for that matter.

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Gains February 14, 2013 at 8:42 am

The effort to get Bobby Harrell is itself illegal.

Haley arranged for wealthy campaign supporters to finance Landis and the Policy council. Haley evaded the campaign laws and Policy Council breaks the non-profit laws.

Kicker is the campaign supporters do a zillion dollars worth of business with the Haley administration. Your tax dollars support their political activities.

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Gains February 14, 2013 at 7:42 am

The effort to get Bobby Harrell is itself illegal.

Haley arranged for wealthy campaign supporters to finance Landis and the Policy council. Haley evaded the campaign laws and Policy Council breaks the non-profit laws.

Kicker is the campaign supporters do a zillion dollars worth of business with the Haley administration. Your tax dollars support their political activities.

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Uggggghhhhh February 14, 2013 at 8:58 am

We always hear about investigations – Knotts and the Lexington ring, Haley, the Retirement Investment Comission, ect but nothing ever comes of them. I’m not holding my breath on this one either. There should be one but it’s not going to happen.

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jimlewisowb February 14, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Go ahead and throw in the mix Myrtle Beach and the Chamber of Commerce for good measure.

Recent track record seems to indicate that our cockroach politicians and their cousins are immune to any form of accountability not only from a State Grand Jury but the Feds also appear to be emasculated.

When it comes to State agencies such as DOR, DEW, DOT, DPS do believe most taxpayers realize their destiny is under the total jurisdiction of the sitting Governor and with her combination of immaturity, inexperience and incompetence nothing significant is going to change at the Agency level until she is run off.

If I were just a tad more paranoid, I would be inclined to think that a sub-committee of Skull and Bones met and declared South Carolina to be an open territory for rape and pillage.

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Uggggghhhhh February 14, 2013 at 7:58 am

We always hear about investigations – Knotts and the Lexington ring, Haley, the Retirement Investment Comission, ect but nothing ever comes of them. I’m not holding my breath on this one either. There should be one but it’s not going to happen.

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jimlewisowb February 14, 2013 at 11:51 am

Go ahead and throw in the mix Myrtle Beach and the Chamber of Commerce for good measure.

Recent track record seems to indicate that our cockroach politicians and their cousins are immune to any form of accountability not only from a State Grand Jury but the Feds also appear to be emasculated.

When it comes to State agencies such as DOR, DEW, DOT, DPS do believe most taxpayers realize their destiny is under the total jurisdiction of the sitting Governor and with her combination of immaturity, inexperience and incompetence nothing significant is going to change at the Agency level until she is run off.

If I were just a tad more paranoid, I would be inclined to think that a sub-committee of Skull and Bones met and declared South Carolina to be an open territory for rape and pillage.

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Same ol' Same ol' February 14, 2013 at 9:39 am

Nothing to see here, move along.

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Moman50 February 14, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Yeh.Same old same old.

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Same ol' Same ol' February 14, 2013 at 8:39 am

Nothing to see here, move along.

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Moman50 February 14, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Yeh.Same old same old.

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Philip Branton February 14, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Ha……….just another “Wait, Wait…Don’t tell Me” article that Bobby Harrell and Nikki Are supposed to read to make sure that Mr. Folks gives them their daily tonic. What FACTS are associated with this article..!?

“It’s not clear at this point – nor is it clear who (if anyone) is investigating Harrell…”

No one has to be Christopher Dorner to understand how to investigate Bobby Harrell..!! He sure has been quiet about those BOEING batteries and the cost to our fellow taxpayer PENSIONS..!!

He sure has been quiet about all that property being UP FOR SALE at the OLD NAVY BASE..!? What kind of USED car salesman is Bobby being when he demonstrates a lack of ETHICS concerning ground water contamination.?? Did his press release corps down at the Post and Courier ever reveal FACTS about the “PROMENADE Landfill” development or the “MAGNOLIA Paradise” developement……..or the Glenn McConnell “BEES FERRY Landfill” …RESORT Area..!?!?

Hell…..did he say squat about a certain pleasant MAYOR who will ethically zone more subdivisions that benefit his State FARM Insurance Agency while flooding MORE housing into a market that is getting decimated..!? BOEING or NOT…!!

We wonder what he tells kids in the local classrooms he visits when he is asked why we don’t have WIND Turbines on every Golf course when the Tournament at Kiawah was a WIND Fest for LOCAL energy potential education…!?!? Kids aren’t stupid when they go to the beach and see KITE Surfers playing in the WIND…!! Yet this fine Man will give pork to a turbine research facility when the very manufacturers have INSURANCE taken out on the products they produce..!!

It doesn’t take the Department of Justice to investigate this sucka….Billy Swails could do it all on his own if he had any guts and read FITSNEWS….!!!

Ya know…..when Mr Harrell is flying around in his crop duster all over the place…..does he ever look down to see all those houses that should be PRODUCING electricity …?? …or does he just see voting suckas…!?!?

Well….one this is for sure….those voting suckas have kids that realize WHO is getting killed for PIPELINES and foreign OIL and the illicit drug trade…!!

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Philip Branton February 14, 2013 at 11:52 am

Ha……….just another “Wait, Wait…Don’t tell Me” article that Bobby Harrell and Nikki Are supposed to read to make sure that Mr. Folks gives them their daily tonic. What FACTS are associated with this article..!?

“It’s not clear at this point – nor is it clear who (if anyone) is investigating Harrell…”

No one has to be Christopher Dorner to understand how to investigate Bobby Harrell..!! He sure has been quiet about those BOEING batteries and the cost to our fellow taxpayer PENSIONS..!!

He sure has been quiet about all that property being UP FOR SALE at the OLD NAVY BASE..!? What kind of USED car salesman is Bobby being when he demonstrates a lack of ETHICS concerning ground water contamination.?? Did his press release corps down at the Post and Courier ever reveal FACTS about the “PROMENADE Landfill” development or the “MAGNOLIA Paradise” developement……..or the Glenn McConnell “BEES FERRY Landfill” …RESORT Area..!?!?

Hell…..did he say squat about a certain pleasant MAYOR who will ethically zone more subdivisions that benefit his State FARM Insurance Agency while flooding MORE housing into a market that is getting decimated..!? BOEING or NOT…!!

We wonder what he tells kids in the local classrooms he visits when he is asked why we don’t have WIND Turbines on every Golf course when the Tournament at Kiawah was a WIND Fest for LOCAL energy potential education…!?!? Kids aren’t stupid when they go to the beach and see KITE Surfers playing in the WIND…!! Yet this fine Man will give pork to a turbine research facility when the very manufacturers have INSURANCE taken out on the products they produce..!!

It doesn’t take the Department of Justice to investigate this sucka….Billy Swails could do it all on his own if he had any guts and read FITSNEWS….!!!

Ya know…..when Mr Harrell is flying around in his crop duster all over the place…..does he ever look down to see all those houses that should be PRODUCING electricity …?? …or does he just see voting suckas…!?!?

Well….one this is for sure….those voting suckas have kids that realize WHO is getting killed for PIPELINES and foreign OIL and the illicit drug trade…!!

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katlaurenscounty February 14, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Most of this article is trash. FITS writes for Sissy Citizens. Who cares about speculative gossip about what servants might, or might not, be doing to each other or about each other??? Winning the fight against corrupt politicians requires a revolutionary paradigm shift. Disrupt gov autonomy, don’t promote it!!

Why isn’t FITS digging into quantifiable performance issues so Citizen Bosses like myself can use the data in the ring – like why the AG staffs an attorney and investigator for dog fighting, but refuses to spend budget on Citizen higher priority to Petition for State Grand Jury, on Harrell? Oh, FITS would have to read the AG Accountability Report and other real data sources, with view that Citizens rank higher with servants, than other servants. Might get a headache. Crack investigating. Puh lease. Crack gossip, yeah.

How about this – Citizens already pay for a Commission for Prosecution Coordination (1-7-910). Why should CITIZENS pay for another one (Public Integrity Unit)? Not gossipy? Sigh, the headache thing again. Might not be interesting to Sissy?

Sissy won’t exercise individual sovereign authority to face, and hold specific politicians, personally accountable. Apparently, that’s why FITS doesn’t do articles pertinent to citizen authority over servants. Sissy asks servants for protection from corruption of other servants, that’s why Fits report gossip on what servants do or say about each other.

Sissy snorts, “I exercise my sovereignty!! I vote! I look at legislator report cards; I go to TEAPARTY meetings; I call my DEMO/REPUB politician. I’m informed cause I read articles like this” yada yada.

Didja forget citizens of Russia – Cuba – Venezuela- etc. choose their big daddies by vote??? In US, election process controlled by parties. Parties controlled by special interests.

Report cards on new bills? Useless. Legislators can ignore new laws just like the old ones.

Sissy Citizen: ” I don’t have to read law, know enactment process, fundamental gov duties, Home Rule, etc, to know what a legislator’s supposed to do. I don’t get to decide what the plain English words of statutes and case law means”.

Would you like a ring in your nose to go with that leash, Sissy? How can a citizen rule oneself if s/he lets politicians, lawyers, law enforcement, etc. assert how/if/when/to whom, to apply the rules? Servants take ownership authority over law that Sissy rejected.

Self governing citizens don’t care what servants are doing to each other or for each other. We’re too busy trying to revive the power of individual sovereign authority. We pick fights with corrupt politicians. Individually. Face to face. If it can’t be revived, we don’t rule ourselves.

http://www.laurenscountycitizenswatch.com

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katlaurenscounty February 14, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Most of this article is trash. FITS writes for Sissy Citizens. Who cares about speculative gossip about what servants might, or might not, be doing to each other or about each other??? Winning the fight against corrupt politicians requires a revolutionary paradigm shift. Disrupt gov autonomy, don’t promote it!!

Why isn’t FITS digging into quantifiable performance issues so Citizen Bosses like myself can use the data in the ring – like why the AG staffs an attorney and investigator for dog fighting, but refuses to spend budget on Citizen higher priority to Petition for State Grand Jury, on Harrell? Oh, FITS would have to read the AG Accountability Report and other real data sources, with view that Citizens rank higher with servants, than other servants. Might get a headache. Crack investigating. Puh lease. Crack gossip, yeah.

How about this – Citizens already pay for a Commission for Prosecution Coordination (1-7-910). Why should CITIZENS pay for another one (Public Integrity Unit)? Not gossipy? Sigh, the headache thing again. Might not be interesting to Sissy?

Sissy won’t exercise individual sovereign authority to face, and hold specific politicians, personally accountable. Apparently, that’s why FITS doesn’t do articles pertinent to citizen authority over servants. Sissy asks servants for protection from corruption of other servants, that’s why Fits report gossip on what servants do or say about each other.

Sissy snorts, “I exercise my sovereignty!! I vote! I look at legislator report cards; I go to TEAPARTY meetings; I call my DEMO/REPUB politician. I’m informed cause I read articles like this” yada yada.

Didja forget citizens of Russia – Cuba – Venezuela- etc. choose their big daddies by vote??? In US, election process controlled by parties. Parties controlled by special interests.

Report cards on new bills? Useless. Legislators can ignore new laws just like the old ones.

Sissy Citizen: ” I don’t have to read law, know enactment process, fundamental gov duties, Home Rule, etc, to know what a legislator’s supposed to do. I don’t get to decide what the plain English words of statutes and case law means”.

Would you like a ring in your nose to go with that leash, Sissy? How can a citizen rule oneself if s/he lets politicians, lawyers, law enforcement, etc. assert how/if/when/to whom, to apply the rules? Servants take ownership authority over law that Sissy rejected.

Self governing citizens don’t care what servants are doing to each other or for each other. We’re too busy trying to revive the power of individual sovereign authority. We pick fights with corrupt politicians. Individually. Face to face. If it can’t be revived, we don’t rule ourselves.

http://www.laurenscountycitizenswatch.com

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Scooter February 14, 2013 at 10:18 pm

If his nose is clean, he has nothing to worry about.

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Scooter February 14, 2013 at 9:18 pm

If his nose is clean, he has nothing to worry about.

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Kozin February 14, 2013 at 10:52 pm

This SLED investigation of Harrell plus $2 will get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

Pimps investigating a whore. . .

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Kozin February 14, 2013 at 9:52 pm

This SLED investigation of Harrell plus $2 will get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

Pimps investigating a whore. . .

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Ron Turner February 14, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Ethics reform legislation in Columbia must go through. Otherwise we the people will live with the distatefull public corruption for decades to come.

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Ron Turner February 14, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Ethics reform legislation in Columbia must go through. Otherwise we the people will live with the distatefull public corruption for decades to come.

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