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Holy City Sex Scandal

While investigating a former Charleston County (S.C.) council member this week, we stumbled upon a sex scandal involving a current member of the council. According to our Holy City sources, within the last few months Democratic councilwoman Colleen Condon has separated from her husband, moved into a new house and…

While investigating a former Charleston County (S.C.) council member this week, we stumbled upon a sex scandal involving a current member of the council.

According to our Holy City sources, within the last few months Democratic councilwoman Colleen Condon has separated from her husband, moved into a new house and begun openly practicing what we’re told is a longtime lesbian relationship.

Hmmmm … is she angling for some contract work with the S.C. Department of Social Services? Or seeking a favor or two from South Carolina’s chief justice?

You never know …

Condon has been on our radar once before – for failing to file several statement of economic interest forms in a timely manner. Yet while this same offense got hundreds of other candidates booted from the ballot last year, Condon got a hall pass.

Tsk, tsk …

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126 comments

BigT March 7, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Looks like Sanford has FITS doing more Op Research…
Bet we can expect more SC-1 character assasination to be broadcast on FITS, soon…….
Also: I did not think lesbians had the right to co-habitate or be unified..
Looks like FITS, a bigtime friend of the gay movement, has stumbled on to a BIG LIE the gay lobby is peddling.
This woman is free to live, and marrry, whoever he wants. Yet The liberals say they can’t..Looks like somebody is LYING…

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Jackson Euler March 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm

you’re the one lying. and you’re too stupid to realize it, that’s the funny part! (funny for the rest of us, not so funny for you: the object of our ridicule and laughter). ha-ha-ha! Go back to the woods, Jethro, ain’t nobody want your idiocy around here.

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BigT March 7, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Looks like Sanford has FITS doing more Op Research…
Bet we can expect more SC-1 character assasination to be broadcast on FITS, soon…….
Also: I did not think lesbians had the right to co-habitate or be unified..
Looks like FITS, a bigtime friend of the gay movement, has stumbled on to a BIG LIE the gay lobby is peddling.
This woman is free to live, and marrry, whoever he wants. Yet The liberals say they can’t..Looks like somebody is LYING…

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View From The Left March 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm

you’re the one lying. and you’re too stupid to realize it, that’s the funny part! (funny for the rest of us, not so funny for you: the object of our ridicule and laughter). ha-ha-ha! Go back to the woods, Jethro, ain’t nobody want your idiocy around here.

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jimlewisowb March 7, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Can’t be so willie

I just pulled up the “official” Charleston County Council website and Ms. Condon lists her hobbies as:

Boating
Reading
Gardening

There is no mention of muff diving. I even went to her Professional Ambulance Chaser website and again no mention of muff diving

However based on the video if you had claimed Ms. Condon was a candidate for the Governor’s less fat and more lean program then you would have a winner

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Jackson Euler March 9, 2013 at 3:47 pm

you’re a pig.

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jimlewisowb March 9, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Nope, I am an old white bastard

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jimlewisowb March 7, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Can’t be so willie

I just pulled up the “official” Charleston County Council website and Ms. Condon lists her hobbies as:

Boating
Reading
Gardening

There is no mention of muff diving. I even went to her Professional Ambulance Chaser website and again no mention of muff diving

However based on the video if you had claimed Ms. Condon was a candidate for the Governor’s less fat and more lean program then you would have a winner

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View From The Left March 9, 2013 at 3:47 pm

you’re a pig.

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jimlewisowb March 9, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Nope, I am an old white bastard

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therealjustme March 7, 2013 at 5:41 pm

To call this a “scandal” is absurd. Collleen is: 1) divorced; 2) before that was separated for over a year; and 3) did not date anyone until well after she was separated. No one here cares who this divorced woman is dating.

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BigT March 7, 2013 at 7:49 pm

She’s Another Dirty CHEATING politician…
PS: You don’t get divorced from a man, then decide you are Gay…This woman was lying, and likely Cheating at some point…
Way too many people are liars…and to have another Lying politician is DISGUSTING…
Quit making excuses just to protect your special intrest group.

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Where's Waldo March 7, 2013 at 8:08 pm

T – did you also turn a girl lesbian? This sounds almost personal…

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Suzanne March 8, 2013 at 10:27 pm

People that get married and later wind up divorcing and.dating someone of the same sex…it is wrong to.say that she was lying. You don’t know when in her life she figured out that she’s gay. You know nothing about her. Making assumptions never is a good idea.

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Ben Jordan March 10, 2013 at 6:48 pm

nm

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Linda Dommel March 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm

What about not filing her statements of economic interest? Is this just a game 4 her to move up?

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Jackson Euler March 9, 2013 at 3:46 pm

yes, Linda, you’re right. This is all just a ploy for her to move up the leadership ladder. She left her husband and now licks pussy just so she can move up. Thanks for getting to the bottom of this barrel.

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Hey Boy March 8, 2013 at 6:19 pm

She’s a lying, cheating, dirty no good for nothing narcissistic skank. So screw you and the horse you rode in on. And p**s on her, too!

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Jackson Euler March 9, 2013 at 3:44 pm

know alot about screwing horses, do you there Hey Boy?

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therealjustme March 7, 2013 at 5:41 pm

To call this a “scandal” is absurd. Collleen is: 1) divorced; 2) before that was separated for over a year; and 3) did not date anyone until well after she was separated. No one here cares who this divorced woman is dating.

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BigT March 7, 2013 at 7:49 pm

She’s Another Dirty CHEATING politician…
PS: You don’t get divorced from a man, then decide you are Gay…This woman was lying, and likely Cheating at some point…
Way too many people are liars…and to have another Lying politician is DISGUSTING…
Quit making excuses just to protect your special intrest group.

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Where's Waldo March 7, 2013 at 8:08 pm

T – did you also turn a girl lesbian? This sounds almost personal…

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Suzanne March 8, 2013 at 10:27 pm

People that get married and later wind up divorcing and.dating someone of the same sex…it is wrong to.say that she was lying. You don’t know when in her life she figured out that she’s gay. You know nothing about her. Making assumptions never is a good idea.

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Ben Jordan March 10, 2013 at 6:48 pm

nm

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Linda Dommel March 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm

What about not filing her statements of economic interest? Is this just a game 4 her to move up?

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View From The Left March 9, 2013 at 3:46 pm

yes, Linda, you’re right. This is all just a ploy for her to move up the leadership ladder. She left her husband and now licks pussy just so she can move up. Thanks for getting to the bottom of this barrel.

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Hey Boy March 8, 2013 at 6:19 pm

She’s a lying, cheating, dirty no good for nothing narcissistic skank. So screw you and the horse you rode in on. And p**s on her, too!

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View From The Left March 9, 2013 at 3:44 pm

know alot about screwing horses, do you there Hey Boy?

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BigT March 7, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Another Liberal Myth Shot down…
Lesbians moving in together, even left a man, and no one stopped them…
Just like the Sequester Armageddon LIE…that has bitten Obama in the @$$…and FITS is characteristically under-reporting…

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BigT March 7, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Another Liberal Myth Shot down…
Lesbians moving in together, even left a man, and no one stopped them…
Just like the Sequester Armageddon LIE…that has bitten Obama in the @$$…and FITS is characteristically under-reporting…

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Pissed off March 7, 2013 at 6:11 pm

This is what u call a scandal?? That someone has separated/divorced and is dating someone else! Guess we don’t have enough real news for u guys this week so you thought u would make some up! Who cares who is dating who, what business is it of yours to put her personal life out in the street? Its not like she is having an affair! And it’s bad form to “out” someone, especially someone with a child! Now you are messing with lives that did not choose to be in the public eye.

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BigT March 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Way too much Lying nd cheating by politicians. It is SCANDAL…even if you are so low-rent you accept this as OK…

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Moman50 March 7, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Its a “scandal” because Fits has a thing about lesbians ,his alleged “libertarian” principles notwithstanding.Truth is Fits is pretty much your standard Right Wing SC Republican.

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marvgoux1 March 7, 2013 at 10:16 pm

I’m a lesbian too, I love women!

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Moman50 March 7, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Thats nice.why dont you submit your picture to Fits.Perhaps,he will run it!

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nitrat March 8, 2013 at 11:14 am

Libertarianism doesn’t apply to women.

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Darth March 8, 2013 at 10:11 am

Only scandalous if Wil can’t find girl girl footage on Prontube or Pronhub or which ever service (pun intended) to boost his Cialis’ effectiveness.

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Pissed off March 7, 2013 at 6:11 pm

This is what u call a scandal?? That someone has separated/divorced and is dating someone else! Guess we don’t have enough real news for u guys this week so you thought u would make some up! Who cares who is dating who, what business is it of yours to put her personal life out in the street? Its not like she is having an affair! And it’s bad form to “out” someone, especially someone with a child! Now you are messing with lives that did not choose to be in the public eye.

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BigT March 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Way too much Lying nd cheating by politicians. It is SCANDAL…even if you are so low-rent you accept this as OK…

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Moman50 March 7, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Its a “scandal” because Fits has a thing about lesbians ,his alleged “libertarian” principles notwithstanding.Truth is Fits is pretty much your standard Right Wing SC Republican.

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marvgoux1 March 7, 2013 at 10:16 pm

I’m a lesbian too, I love women!

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Moman50 March 7, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Thats nice.why dont you submit your picture to Fits.Perhaps,he will run it!

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nitrat March 8, 2013 at 11:14 am

Libertarianism doesn’t apply to women.

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Darth March 8, 2013 at 10:11 am

Only scandalous if Wil can’t find girl girl footage on Prontube or Pronhub or which ever service (pun intended) to boost his Cialis’ effectiveness.

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Same ol' Same ol' March 7, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Good god, I can see why they’re together.

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Same ol' Same ol' March 7, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Good god, I can see why they’re together.

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Fred March 7, 2013 at 7:52 pm

At least she did not beat the shit out of her Girlfriend and throw her across the couch. That, Sic WIllie, would be news!`

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Fred March 7, 2013 at 7:52 pm

At least she did not beat the shit out of her Girlfriend and throw her across the couch. That, Sic WIllie, would be news!`

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9" March 7, 2013 at 8:41 pm

that’s not sex,that’s a bloody mess;the stench,the stench…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr9ol6QeCW4

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9" March 7, 2013 at 8:41 pm

that’s not sex,that’s a bloody mess;the stench,the stench…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr9ol6QeCW4

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Squishy123 March 7, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Bunch of fat chicks in that photo.

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Darth March 8, 2013 at 10:28 am

True dat, none of teh lipstick lesbian fare Wil craves.

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Squishy123 March 7, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Bunch of fat chicks in that photo.

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Darth March 8, 2013 at 10:28 am

True dat, none of teh lipstick lesbian fare Wil craves.

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29407 March 7, 2013 at 10:50 pm

She is my councilmember – I don’t always agree with her but she seems to be one of the few who actually gets things done. I could care less who she is dating.

I did something that Sic Willie could have done if he had spent 30 more seconds on it – I went to the clerk of courts website and looked it up, she is divorced as of a few months ago; she had been separated for about six months before that (at least through court documents). She is by far not the only gay politician in SC, although maybe the only Democrat.

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29407 Is Delusional March 8, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Pfft!!!!

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Jackson Euler March 9, 2013 at 3:42 pm

and you’re an backwoods, inbred peasant. What’s your point?

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ChucktownCharlie March 11, 2013 at 7:26 pm

There are PLENTY of gay Democrats in SC. They are also OUT about who they are…which means they operate with honesty and integrity in their public and private lives so they don’t have to worry about articles like this. Gay Republicans…now THEY have to worry about articles like this.
Reminds me of when I was running for the legislature and my opponent’s wife told a group of politicos that she knew something that would just DESTROY me… she proposed that they should just OUT me in the press! Everyone jumped on the bandwagon and thought that was a really great idea…until someone else mentioned that my picture was on a billboard on I-26 with a dozen other local leaders that read “We are your neighbors…and we are gay.”

Coming out is the single most powerful thing that any gay person can do. It removes the power from people like Will Folks.

Incidentally Colleen Condon is one of the most effective and dedicated public servants in the state and there is not a member of Charleston County Council who would disagree with that. She’s also a good mom and a good friend.

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29407 March 7, 2013 at 10:50 pm

She is my councilmember – I don’t always agree with her but she seems to be one of the few who actually gets things done. I could care less who she is dating.

I did something that Sic Willie could have done if he had spent 30 more seconds on it – I went to the clerk of courts website and looked it up, she is divorced as of a few months ago; she had been separated for about six months before that (at least through court documents). She is by far not the only gay politician in SC, although maybe the only Democrat.

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29407 Is Delusional March 8, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Pfft!!!!

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View From The Left March 9, 2013 at 3:42 pm

and you’re an backwoods, inbred peasant. What’s your point?

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ChucktownCharlie March 11, 2013 at 7:26 pm

There are PLENTY of gay Democrats in SC. They are also OUT about who they are…which means they operate with honesty and integrity in their public and private lives so they don’t have to worry about articles like this. Gay Republicans…now THEY have to worry about articles like this.
Reminds me of when I was running for the legislature and my opponent’s wife told a group of politicos that she knew something that would just DESTROY me… she proposed that they should just OUT me in the press! Everyone jumped on the bandwagon and thought that was a really great idea…until someone else mentioned that my picture was on a billboard on I-26 with a dozen other local leaders that read “We are your neighbors…and we are gay.”

Coming out is the single most powerful thing that any gay person can do. It removes the power from people like Will Folks.

Incidentally Colleen Condon is one of the most effective and dedicated public servants in the state and there is not a member of Charleston County Council who would disagree with that. She’s also a good mom and a good friend.

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Running with scissors March 8, 2013 at 12:07 am

Good to see the rug cleaning crew spending time together.

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Jackson Euler March 9, 2013 at 3:41 pm

hopefully you trip one day while running with those scissors and they do their trick. One less bigot is always a good thing.

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Running with scissors March 8, 2013 at 12:07 am

Good to see the rug cleaning crew spending time together.

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View From The Left March 9, 2013 at 3:41 pm

hopefully you trip one day while running with those scissors and they do their trick. One less bigot is always a good thing.

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BigT March 8, 2013 at 9:34 am

Who is more honorable: Her or Sanford?
If this is a scandal (and it is) it just MAGNIFIES what Sanford did…

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BigT March 8, 2013 at 9:34 am

Who is more honorable: Her or Sanford?
If this is a scandal (and it is) it just MAGNIFIES what Sanford did…

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straight up March 8, 2013 at 9:50 am

Seriously, why doesn’t Fitz News just come out of the closet and admit that they are conservative homosexuals? Even the responses are something you would read on the bathroom walls at rest areas. This is your method to seek out other closet homosexuals and not RINOs. We understand. Your objective is to take it up the ass from other like minded ultra conservatives, also leading a double life. Creepy? You betcha!!

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straight up March 8, 2013 at 9:50 am

Seriously, why doesn’t Fitz News just come out of the closet and admit that they are conservative homosexuals? Even the responses are something you would read on the bathroom walls at rest areas. This is your method to seek out other closet homosexuals and not RINOs. We understand. Your objective is to take it up the ass from other like minded ultra conservatives, also leading a double life. Creepy? You betcha!!

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Darth March 8, 2013 at 10:30 am

So is she into Colbert’s Bush (sic)?

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Jackson Euler March 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm

she’s “into” standing up for herself and fighting against bigots and homophobes and interGalactic pricks trying to impose the Dark Side of the Force on others. Beware!

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rwwllms March 10, 2013 at 11:04 am

Threatening people. Really? I thought liberals were all peaceful loving people. Yet whenever they don’t get their way they always resort to threats and violence.

By making a threat against those whose opinions you don’t like you have already lost.

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Darth March 8, 2013 at 10:30 am

So is she into Colbert’s Bush (sic)?

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View From The Left March 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm

she’s “into” standing up for herself and fighting against bigots and homophobes and interGalactic pricks trying to impose the Dark Side of the Force on others. Beware!

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rwwllms March 10, 2013 at 11:04 am

Threatening people. Really? I thought liberals were all peaceful loving people. Yet whenever they don’t get their way they always resort to threats and violence.

By making a threat against those whose opinions you don’t like you have already lost.

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riobrowndog March 8, 2013 at 11:40 am

How this is newsworthy is beyond me!! Who cares who Ms. Condon is dating? Does it impact her ability to serve the people of her district or Charleston County? No. She’s one of the most honest and hard working members of council.
It’s not like she abandoned her post and went hiking the ‘Applachian Trail’ in Brazil! Let’s be real. Sounds more like misogny than scandal to me. For shame.

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riobrowndog March 8, 2013 at 11:40 am

How this is newsworthy is beyond me!! Who cares who Ms. Condon is dating? Does it impact her ability to serve the people of her district or Charleston County? No. She’s one of the most honest and hard working members of council.
It’s not like she abandoned her post and went hiking the ‘Applachian Trail’ in Brazil! Let’s be real. Sounds more like misogny than scandal to me. For shame.

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Nick March 8, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Gee-chee boy, you gotta cut and paste that P&C article.

P&C has a pay wall.

BTW, Colleen got that fat by consuming beer (3 – 4) and eating gyro platters (1 – 2) several nights a week at Manny’s. http://www.mannysgrills.com/charleston/m_greek.htm.

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Gee-chee Boy March 8, 2013 at 5:56 pm

C’mon now Nick, 3-4 bares a night and a yee-roe plattuh or two at Manny’s ent bad for you…

Heah ’tis:

Condon announces she’s gay, and wants to clear up inaccuracies posted on a website
Diane Knich Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013 2:12 p.m

Charleston County Councilwoman Colleen Condon has announced publicly that she is gay following a post published this week on a Columbia-based political blog.

Condon said today that she made the statement to council members at a meeting Thursday to clarify inaccuracies posted about her in a story on a website. She also said she has been open about her sexual orientation.

“Yes, I’m gay,” Condon told council members. “I don’t think that’s a sex scandal in 2013.”

The website Fits News, on which the story ran, features a mix of political news, insider political gossip and photographs of scantily clad women.

Condon said the story suggested she was engaged in an adulterous relationship that could bring discredit on the county or Charleston County Council. But that isn’t true, she said.

She was married for 15 years, she said. She and her ex-husband separated amicably in 2011. They have since divorced and share custody of their son. The relationship in which she currently is involved did not begin until she and her ex-husband were legally separated, she said.

County Council chairman Teddie Pryor dismissed as unimportant Condon’s comments, which she made at the end of a Finance Committee meeting during time set aside for individual council members’ comments.

“That’s your business,” Pryor told Condon.

Condon, a Democrat who represents part of the West Ashley area, said she doesn’t think her announcement will impact her relationship with her constituents or her chances of re-election. “I would think that in 2013, the public cares about the job people are doing,” she said. “My integrity and service to my constituents remain my top priorities.”

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Nick March 8, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Gee-chee boy, you gotta cut and paste that P&C article.

P&C has a pay wall.

BTW, Colleen got that fat by consuming beer (3 – 4) and eating gyro platters (1 – 2) several nights a week at Manny’s. http://www.mannysgrills.com/charleston/m_greek.htm.

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Gee-chee Boy March 8, 2013 at 5:56 pm

C’mon now Nick, 3-4 bares a night and a yee-roe plattuh or two at Manny’s ent bad for you…

Heah ’tis:

Condon announces she’s gay, and wants to clear up inaccuracies posted on a website
Diane Knich Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013 2:12 p.m

Charleston County Councilwoman Colleen Condon has announced publicly that she is gay following a post published this week on a Columbia-based political blog.

Condon said today that she made the statement to council members at a meeting Thursday to clarify inaccuracies posted about her in a story on a website. She also said she has been open about her sexual orientation.

“Yes, I’m gay,” Condon told council members. “I don’t think that’s a sex scandal in 2013.”

The website Fits News, on which the story ran, features a mix of political news, insider political gossip and photographs of scantily clad women.

Condon said the story suggested she was engaged in an adulterous relationship that could bring discredit on the county or Charleston County Council. But that isn’t true, she said.

She was married for 15 years, she said. She and her ex-husband separated amicably in 2011. They have since divorced and share custody of their son. The relationship in which she currently is involved did not begin until she and her ex-husband were legally separated, she said.

County Council chairman Teddie Pryor dismissed as unimportant Condon’s comments, which she made at the end of a Finance Committee meeting during time set aside for individual council members’ comments.

“That’s your business,” Pryor told Condon.

Condon, a Democrat who represents part of the West Ashley area, said she doesn’t think her announcement will impact her relationship with her constituents or her chances of re-election. “I would think that in 2013, the public cares about the job people are doing,” she said. “My integrity and service to my constituents remain my top priorities.”

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1st District March 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm

I see cows in that photo. Can we say “Moooooo”???

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1st District March 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm

I see cows in that photo. Can we say “Moooooo”???

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Eugene Hawkins March 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Was the above photo taken in the Apalachian mountain range?

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Drew March 9, 2013 at 12:04 am

Looks like the fence on Whiteside Mountian, near Highlands, North Carolina, just across the border.

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South Mauldin March 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Looks like Caesar’s Head to me.

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Bubbas Brother March 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Definitely Ceasar’s Head – you can see the base of the 25 cent binocular machine in the photo as well as the lake in the distance.

As for the heifers in the photo – all I can say is I hope none of them got stuck on the way down to Devil’s Kitchen.

If you told that bunch to haul ass – it’d take at least two trips…

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Eugene Hawkins March 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Was the above photo taken in the Apalachian mountain range?

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Drew March 9, 2013 at 12:04 am

Looks like the fence on Whiteside Mountian, near Highlands, North Carolina, just across the border.

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South Mauldin March 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Looks like Caesar’s Head to me.

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The Colonel (R) March 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Definitely Ceasar’s Head – you can see the base of the 25 cent binocular machine in the photo as well as the lake in the distance.

As for the heifers in the photo – all I can say is I hope none of them got stuck on the way down to Devil’s Kitchen.

If you told that bunch to haul ass – it’d take at least two trips…

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Condon Constituent (W. Ashley) March 8, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Condon says below that this news will have no effect on her constituents.

Well, I’m one of her constituents.

I don’t care about her gay-ness. It’s perfectly fine for people to be gay. I know and respect plenty of gay people. I’m not gay but have gay friends (guys and gals).

What I DO care about is her NOT RETURNING PHONE CALLS ABOUT ISSUES BEFORE COUNTY COUNCIL.

I’ve called her a half-dozen times in the past few years and NEVER, EVER GOTTEN A RETURN PHONE CALL.

She has been a moderating force on Council, which is mostly rabidly Republican, and I have few complaints about her Council voting record.

BUT SHE DOES NOT RETURN PHONE CALLS OR E-MAILS FROM CONSTITUENTS, SO I LOOK FORWARD TO A DEMOCRAT CHALLENGER IN THE NEXT RACE. (We have enough republicans.)

Sorry, Colleen, you did it to yourself.

— Your faithful servant, etc.

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The Post and Courier
Condon announces she’s gay, and wants to clear up inaccuracies posted on a website

By Diane Knich
Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013 2:12 p.m.

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Charleston County Councilwoman Colleen Condon

Charleston County Councilwoman Colleen Condon has announced publicly that she is gay following a post published this week on a Columbia-based political blog.

Condon said today that she made the statement to council members at a meeting Thursday to clarify inaccuracies posted about her in a story on a website. She also said she has been open about her sexual orientation.

“Yes, I’m gay,” Condon told council members. “I don’t think that’s a sex scandal in 2013.”

The website Fits News, on which the story ran, features a mix of political news, insider political gossip and photographs of scantily clad women.

Condon said the story suggested she was engaged in an adulterous relationship that could bring discredit on the county or Charleston County Council. But that isn’t true, she said.

She was married for 15 years, she said. She and her ex-husband separated amicably in 2011. They have since divorced and share custody of their son. The relationship in which she currently is involved did not begin until she and her ex-husband were legally separated, she said.

County Council chairman Teddie Pryor dismissed as unimportant Condon’s comments, which she made at the end of a Finance Committee meeting during time set aside for individual council members’ comments.

“That’s your business,” Pryor told Condon.

Condon, a Democrat who represents part of the West Ashley area, said she doesn’t think her announcement will impact her relationship with her constituents or her chances of re-election. “I would think that in 2013, the public cares about the job people are doing,” she said. “My integrity and service to my constituents remain my top priorities.”

Reach Diane Knich at 937-5491 or on Twitter @dianeknich.

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Colleen Condon March 19, 2013 at 3:41 pm

I am sorry to hear you report that situation. I return 1000s of calls and emails each year, but sometimes on days when we get 100+ calls or emails because of a hot topic I am not able to personally return all of these. I encourage you to email me or call my office tomorrow.

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Condon Constituent (W. Ashley) March 8, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Condon says below that this news will have no effect on her constituents.

Well, I’m one of her constituents.

I don’t care about her gay-ness. It’s perfectly fine for people to be gay. I know and respect plenty of gay people. I’m not gay but have gay friends (guys and gals).

What I DO care about is her NOT RETURNING PHONE CALLS ABOUT ISSUES BEFORE COUNTY COUNCIL.

I’ve called her a half-dozen times in the past few years and NEVER, EVER GOTTEN A RETURN PHONE CALL.

She has been a moderating force on Council, which is mostly rabidly Republican, and I have few complaints about her Council voting record.

BUT SHE DOES NOT RETURN PHONE CALLS OR E-MAILS FROM CONSTITUENTS, SO I LOOK FORWARD TO A DEMOCRAT CHALLENGER IN THE NEXT RACE. (We have enough republicans.)

Sorry, Colleen, you did it to yourself.

— Your faithful servant, etc.

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The Post and Courier
Condon announces she’s gay, and wants to clear up inaccuracies posted on a website

By Diane Knich
Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013 2:12 p.m.

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Charleston County Councilwoman Colleen Condon

Charleston County Councilwoman Colleen Condon has announced publicly that she is gay following a post published this week on a Columbia-based political blog.

Condon said today that she made the statement to council members at a meeting Thursday to clarify inaccuracies posted about her in a story on a website. She also said she has been open about her sexual orientation.

“Yes, I’m gay,” Condon told council members. “I don’t think that’s a sex scandal in 2013.”

The website Fits News, on which the story ran, features a mix of political news, insider political gossip and photographs of scantily clad women.

Condon said the story suggested she was engaged in an adulterous relationship that could bring discredit on the county or Charleston County Council. But that isn’t true, she said.

She was married for 15 years, she said. She and her ex-husband separated amicably in 2011. They have since divorced and share custody of their son. The relationship in which she currently is involved did not begin until she and her ex-husband were legally separated, she said.

County Council chairman Teddie Pryor dismissed as unimportant Condon’s comments, which she made at the end of a Finance Committee meeting during time set aside for individual council members’ comments.

“That’s your business,” Pryor told Condon.

Condon, a Democrat who represents part of the West Ashley area, said she doesn’t think her announcement will impact her relationship with her constituents or her chances of re-election. “I would think that in 2013, the public cares about the job people are doing,” she said. “My integrity and service to my constituents remain my top priorities.”

Reach Diane Knich at 937-5491 or on Twitter @dianeknich.

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Colleen Condon March 19, 2013 at 3:41 pm

I am sorry to hear you report that situation. I return 1000s of calls and emails each year, but sometimes on days when we get 100+ calls or emails because of a hot topic I am not able to personally return all of these. I encourage you to email me or call my office tomorrow.

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mat catastrophe March 8, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Showing them “social libertarian” stripes today, are we?

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mat catastrophe March 8, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Showing them “social libertarian” stripes today, are we?

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Jackson Euler March 9, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I read your disgusting “article” “Holy City Sex Scandal” and I was appalled! Your little rag has no right to out a legislator when her sexual orientation, her previous marriage or her current relationship is not affecting her representation of her constituents, IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. But you would rather try to create some controversy and notoriety for your pathetic little blog by attempting to embarrass and marginalize a public servant based on her sexual orientation. How repellant!

You must be a vile, vulgar, unloved, unfriendly, ill-educated, backwards, backwoods, repulsive & repugnant, sad & pathetic “human being”. Your transparent attempt to hurt Ms. Condon failed, your story was incorrect, you didn’t check your facts and you didn’t contact Ms. Condon to verify any of this – all you’ve managed to do is expose yourself as the hateful, ignorant, bigoted bag of bile that you are! Shame on you!!

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View From The Left March 9, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I read your disgusting “article” “Holy City Sex Scandal” and I was appalled! Your little rag has no right to out a legislator when her sexual orientation, her previous marriage or her current relationship is not affecting her representation of her constituents, IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. But you would rather try to create some controversy and notoriety for your pathetic little blog by attempting to embarrass and marginalize a public servant based on her sexual orientation. How repellant!

You must be a vile, vulgar, unloved, unfriendly, ill-educated, backwards, backwoods, repulsive & repugnant, sad & pathetic “human being”. Your transparent attempt to hurt Ms. Condon failed, your story was incorrect, you didn’t check your facts and you didn’t contact Ms. Condon to verify any of this – all you’ve managed to do is expose yourself as the hateful, ignorant, bigoted bag of bile that you are! Shame on you!!

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Hump March 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm

I’d bang the one on the left – good legs & ass.

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Hump March 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm

I’d bang the one on the left – good legs & ass.

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Eugene Hawkins March 9, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Posted on P&C’ comment section by me: I’m failing to understand something…she was a married bisexual or did she marry, give birth, and then discover that she’s gay? It’s okay, I guess, as long as “she’s confident in who she is”. (quote of Alliance for Full Acceptance)
I went back to the site six minutes later to discover that the article had been removed. I did so because that is not the first time it has happened. I’ve begun to notice more and more lies by omission by a variety of media and it spells “agenda”. There lies your scandalous behavior.
Here’s another one for you: The Department of Labor states that you can’t discriminate against LGBT families. Bisexual is inclusive. Yet, watch the Senate Armed Services Committee’s hearing on DADT and you’ll discover that not only was a bisexual not represented, the term “bisexual” was never uttered. A married bisexual can constitute an open marriage. Should such matters not be discussed or should we just be accepting of those in positions of authority?

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Eugene Hawkins March 9, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Posted on P&C’ comment section by me: I’m failing to understand something…she was a married bisexual or did she marry, give birth, and then discover that she’s gay? It’s okay, I guess, as long as “she’s confident in who she is”. (quote of Alliance for Full Acceptance)
I went back to the site six minutes later to discover that the article had been removed. I did so because that is not the first time it has happened. I’ve begun to notice more and more lies by omission by a variety of media and it spells “agenda”. There lies your scandalous behavior.
Here’s another one for you: The Department of Labor states that you can’t discriminate against LGBT families. Bisexual is inclusive. Yet, watch the Senate Armed Services Committee’s hearing on DADT and you’ll discover that not only was a bisexual not represented, the term “bisexual” was never uttered. A married bisexual can constitute an open marriage. Should such matters not be discussed or should we just be accepting of those in positions of authority?

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Chris March 9, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Shameful! Try getting all the facts before you start a ridiculous needless witch hunt.

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Chris March 9, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Shameful! Try getting all the facts before you start a ridiculous needless witch hunt.

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bbarrie March 9, 2013 at 11:48 pm

What happened to your standard “not that we care what people do in their own homes” disclaimer? Though I suppose if you got rid of that part, all you would be left with would be a simple ‘outing’ of an elected official and that would just be tacky and classless.

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bbarrie March 9, 2013 at 11:48 pm

What happened to your standard “not that we care what people do in their own homes” disclaimer? Though I suppose if you got rid of that part, all you would be left with would be a simple ‘outing’ of an elected official and that would just be tacky and classless.

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Dr. Phil March 9, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Of the half-dozen lezzies, Condon and the two on each side of her are obese. THAT is the story. Too much cheese dip, potato chips, coca-cola, pretzels, chicken wings, beer, and other finger food. This is a story about half of Colleen’s friends being obese. THAT is a serious story. The fact that they have olive oil parties, play with dildos, kiss and lick — immaterial. Three of them need serious weight loss. Print that.

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Dr. Phil March 9, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Of the half-dozen lezzies, Condon and the two on each side of her are obese. THAT is the story. Too much cheese dip, potato chips, coca-cola, pretzels, chicken wings, beer, and other finger food. This is a story about half of Colleen’s friends being obese. THAT is a serious story. The fact that they have olive oil parties, play with dildos, kiss and lick — immaterial. Three of them need serious weight loss. Print that.

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pcinsc March 10, 2013 at 3:39 am

so she’s gay. BFD. just like some speculating about Graham… again BFD

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pcinsc March 10, 2013 at 3:39 am

so she’s gay. BFD. just like some speculating about Graham… again BFD

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jaddodd March 10, 2013 at 8:46 am

Blogs are worthless. It is a place where people can trash each other and ridicule. They provide no useful service other than to give the ignorant population a place to display it.

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jaddodd March 10, 2013 at 8:46 am

Blogs are worthless. It is a place where people can trash each other and ridicule. They provide no useful service other than to give the ignorant population a place to display it.

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Ruthann Oliver March 10, 2013 at 1:28 pm

you should research your topics before you start the gossip then maybe you wouldn’t waste so much of your time typing stuff like this. she has been divorced for more than a year, the relationship started afterwards so therefore no salacious gossip just pie in the face embarassment for you.

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Ruthann Oliver March 10, 2013 at 1:28 pm

you should research your topics before you start the gossip then maybe you wouldn’t waste so much of your time typing stuff like this. she has been divorced for more than a year, the relationship started afterwards so therefore no salacious gossip just pie in the face embarassment for you.

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Daniel March 10, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Congratulations, your poorly researched accusation has drawn national attention.

http://www.advocate.com/politics/politicians/2013/03/09/sc-lawmaker-comes-out-after-false-salacious-blog-post

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Daniel March 10, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Congratulations, your poorly researched accusation has drawn national attention.

http://www.advocate.com/politics/politicians/2013/03/09/sc-lawmaker-comes-out-after-false-salacious-blog-post

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Christopher Callihan March 11, 2013 at 12:57 am

Tabloid trash worthy only of disdain.

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Christopher Husbands March 11, 2013 at 12:57 am

Tabloid trash worthy only of disdain.

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boll weevil March 11, 2013 at 10:22 am

lap-licker..

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boll weevil March 11, 2013 at 10:22 am

lap-licker..

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FantaDaddy March 11, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Turns out you stumbled over your own stupidity as this wasn’t a real story. Cheers.

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PopChips March 11, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Turns out you stumbled over your own stupidity as this wasn’t a real story. Cheers.

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