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SC Ethics Reform Bill Slammed

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley scored a minor political victory when the “ethics reform” legislation she’s championing (with a jaw-dropping abundance of hypocrisy) scored a coveted “special order” slot on the calendar of the S.C. Senate. What does that mean? It’s simple: Unlike legislation that lawmakers say they care about (but…

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley scored a minor political victory when the “ethics reform” legislation she’s championing (with a jaw-dropping abundance of hypocrisy) scored a coveted “special order” slot on the calendar of the S.C. Senate.

What does that mean? It’s simple: Unlike legislation that lawmakers say they care about (but really don’t), “Haley’s” ethics bill will get an up-or-down vote in the State Senate before the legislative session concludes later this spring.

Is the ethics bill the Senate is taking up any good?

Hell no …

As we noted on the occasion of its passage from the S.C. House of Representatives, the legislation failed on the most critical front – abolishing the corrupt legislative “cover-up committees” that give lawmakers the exclusive right to police themselves (and their former colleagues).

As long as our corrupt legislative branch is in charge of rooting out corruption in its own House (and Senate), then there should be no expectation that the S.C. General Assembly will ever be anything other than corrupt (with whitewashes like this being the norm).

This – and other flaws in the bill – are being pointed out by critics on both sides of the aisle.

The legislation “is nothing more than political grandstanding, and it will be struck down when taken to court plus it will cost our state untold millions in attorney’s fees,” says GOP consultant David Carter.

S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-Camden), Haley’s likely 2014 gubernatorial opponent, agrees.

“We need real ethics reform, now,” Sheheen said this week, referring to the push to pass a watered-down proposal as “naked self-interest” on Haley’s part.

We agree …

At this point, our intellectually incurious, thumb-twiddling lawmakers should take the only redeeming component of this bill – an income disclosure amendment drafted by S.C. Rep. Kirman Finlay – and pass that as a standalone measure.

Beyond that, they need to reexamine the host of tough measures offered up by lawmakers of both parties in recent years and pass reform that actually means something. Otherwise South Carolina will remain one of the most corruptsecretive states in the nation.

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47 comments

9" May 31, 2013 at 11:51 am

Why does she always look like she’s just swallowed a load?

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Marie Harrison May 31, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Why would Fits post this picture just prior to lunchtime? Barf.

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9" May 31, 2013 at 11:51 am

Why does she always look like she’s just swallowed a load?

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Marie Harrison May 31, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Why would Fits post this picture just prior to lunchtime? Barf.

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jimlewisowb May 31, 2013 at 11:53 am

Roll on Gypsy Queen Dooh Nibor, dammit roll on !!

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jimlewisowb May 31, 2013 at 11:53 am

Roll on Gypsy Queen Dooh Nibor, dammit roll on !!

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GrandTango May 31, 2013 at 11:56 am

HaHaHa…FITS (Wile E. Coyote) She Kicked your Stupid @$$ AGAIN…

This is a BIG win for her.

Regardless of the outcome. Either she gets the legislation PASSED and looks like a Reformer. Or she can BLAME Sheheen for being AGAINST ethics..
He LOST and she WON when it made it to the light of DAY…LMAO…

And FITS is a D@*n fool to try to sell you on anything else…

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Reformer May 31, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Where’s her tax returns? Right now he’s looking much better on ethics, my dear dumbass.

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GrandTango May 31, 2013 at 12:37 pm

He’s looking much better??..Then why is his Stupid @$$ in the LOSER’S Bracket, w/ Sen. Robert “Sex Toy” Ford…??

You have to be a DUMB@$$ to be a democrat…LMAO…

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Prez Rhomeny May 31, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Funny, Dems will show theirs from 12 years back, but with the GOP, darn lucky to get 2.

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southmauldin May 31, 2013 at 1:30 pm

I bet Romney has binders of women from 12 years back.

Reformer May 31, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Strange way to connect the dots, T.

How’s that hispanic and women’s vote coming along?

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Smirks May 31, 2013 at 1:17 pm

I’m sure her tax returns are right next to Mitt Romney’s. lol…

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southmauldin May 31, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Every time you post her picture or post a story about this grifting idiot, my soul dies just a little bit more.

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GrandTango May 31, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Hmmm…So that’s why you have no soul…Explains a lot…thanks for sharing…

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southmauldin May 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm

I still have a soul. And half a brain, which puts me far ahead of you in that category.

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Fandango May 31, 2013 at 8:45 pm

She has put on about 10-12 more pounds of UUUGGGLLY!!

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southmauldin May 31, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Every time you post her picture or post a story about this grifting idiot, my soul dies just a little bit more.

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Fandango May 31, 2013 at 8:45 pm

She has put on about 10-12 more pounds of UUUGGGLLY!!

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Smirks May 31, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Struck down after spending untold millions in attorney fees? SC’s favorite past time!

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Smirks May 31, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Struck down after spending untold millions in attorney fees? SC’s favorite past time!

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Duke May 31, 2013 at 1:49 pm

So, Haley is a lying self serving hypocrit, who is full of shit,
So, what is new?

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snickering June 1, 2013 at 7:12 am

You forgot incompetent.

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Duke June 2, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Haley is an incompetent Chief Executive.

A self serving Chief Executive.

A narcissistic Chief Executive.

A hypocritic Chief Executive.

Did I mention she is a back stabbing, two timing, cheating, pathological lying,liar of a dishonest, incompetent, low down slobbering fool of a Chief Executive?

My sincerest apologies if I left out anything!

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Duke May 31, 2013 at 1:49 pm

So, Haley is a lying self serving hypocrit, who is full of shit,
So, what is new?

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snickering June 1, 2013 at 7:12 am

You forgot incompetent.

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Duke June 2, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Haley is an incompetent Chief Executive.

A self serving Chief Executive.

A narcissistic Chief Executive.

A hypocritic Chief Executive.

Did I mention she is a back stabbing, two timing, cheating, pathological lying,liar of a dishonest, incompetent, low down slobbering fool of a Chief Executive?

My sincerest apologies if I left out anything!

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Amos May 31, 2013 at 4:07 pm

gov. has put on 15 pounds lately, and hasn’t changed her appetite for hypocrisy. the ethics reform bill she proposes is like stale, wet bread. s.c.’s (mostly dumb) voters (pigeons) will decide next year if they want to continue consuming that garbage. i’m betting they will. NEVER underestimate the stupidity of the s.c. electorate.

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snickering June 1, 2013 at 7:11 am

It’s true Stupid starts at the top in South Carolina.

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Amos May 31, 2013 at 4:07 pm

gov. has put on 15 pounds lately, and hasn’t changed her appetite for hypocrisy. the ethics reform bill she proposes is like stale, wet bread. s.c.’s (mostly dumb) voters (pigeons) will decide next year if they want to continue consuming that garbage. i’m betting they will. NEVER underestimate the stupidity of the s.c. electorate.

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snickering June 1, 2013 at 7:11 am

It’s true Stupid starts at the top in South Carolina.

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9" June 2, 2013 at 2:21 am

When Will thinks about her big gaping gash,does he crave a roast beef(rare) sandwich w/extra mayo?

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easywalking June 2, 2013 at 2:33 am

Will needs to get past this, when he does he will be free. Seems simple but it never is.

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9" June 2, 2013 at 3:40 am

PTSD Fits is the victim ,here,and I’m serious.She’s messed him up,but he doesn’t want to admit it to himself…,and I know this area well-from working with Vets,Incest survivors,etc.I hope he realizes this,sooner rather than later.The macho/’libertarian’ pose won’t last forever,but he’ll have to come to that epiphanous moment on his own…

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easywalking June 2, 2013 at 6:30 pm

I am not sure he has a clue how much better his publication could be if he could have a little self control.

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9" June 2, 2013 at 2:21 am

When Will thinks about her big gaping gash,does he crave a roast beef(rare) sandwich w/extra mayo?

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easywalking June 2, 2013 at 2:33 am

Will needs to get past this, when he does he will be free. Seems simple but it never is.

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9" June 2, 2013 at 3:40 am

PTSD Fits is the victim ,here,and I’m serious.She’s messed him up,but he doesn’t want to admit it to himself…,and I know this area well-from working with Vets,Incest survivors,etc.I hope he realizes this,sooner rather than later.The macho/’libertarian’ pose won’t last forever,but he’ll have to come to that epiphanous moment on his own…

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easywalking June 2, 2013 at 6:30 pm

I am not sure he has a clue how much better his publication could be if he could have a little self control.

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Tyrone Butternuts June 3, 2013 at 9:17 am

Maybe the General Assembly is corrupt because it is owned and operated by the GOP?
Maybe it is time for change?
Maybe it is time for balanced 2-party government?

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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Tyrone Butternuts June 3, 2013 at 9:17 am

Maybe the General Assembly is corrupt because it is owned and operated by the GOP?
Maybe it is time for change?
Maybe it is time for balanced 2-party government?

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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