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RINO Lands Charleston Airport Gig

By a 7-6 vote, the executive board of the Charleston International Airport named S.C. Sen. Paul Campbell (RINO-Berkeley) as the airport’s new executive director this week. The vote was a major defeat for S.C. Rep. Chip Limehouse (RINO-Charleston) – who coveted the position for himself. Campbell replaces Sue Stevens, who…

By a 7-6 vote, the executive board of the Charleston International Airport named S.C. Sen. Paul Campbell (RINO-Berkeley) as the airport’s new executive director this week.

The vote was a major defeat for S.C. Rep. Chip Limehouse (RINO-Charleston) – who coveted the position for himself.

Campbell replaces Sue Stevens, who announced her resignation from the $211,000 a year taxpayer-funded post earlier this month citing verbal abuse and disrespectful treatment at the hands of two board members (one of which was allegedly Limehouse).

In a surprise turn of events, Campbell said he would not resign his seat in the South Carolina Senate – claiming he could manage the airport remotely from Columbia, S.C. while the state’s General Assembly is in session from January through June.

Really?

It’s corrupt enough that a sitting state lawmaker is “landing” (<– bad airport pun) this gig in the first place, but now he’s going to double-dip? How cozy …

 

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49 comments

CNSYD July 30, 2013 at 8:29 pm

I did not realize that there were Republican and Democratic airlines and airplanes. Must be if the political affiliation of the airport authority executive director matters. BTW, if you had read the msm days ago, you would have seen that Campbell said he was not giving up his Senate seat IF he got the job.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 31, 2013 at 2:58 am

ITBGRC, there used to be a Republic airlines. I think they went bankrupt.

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CNSYD July 30, 2013 at 8:29 pm

I did not realize that there were Republican and Democratic airlines and airplanes. Must be if the political affiliation of the airport authority executive director matters. BTW, if you had read the msm days ago, you would have seen that Campbell said he was not giving up his Senate seat IF he got the job.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 31, 2013 at 2:58 am

ITBGRC, there used to be a Republic airlines. I think they went bankrupt.

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Doubter July 30, 2013 at 9:01 pm

1. Airports get lots of Federal money. Why is Campbell not covered by the Federal Hatch Act witch would forbid him to retain his office.
2. His state retirement as a Senator would be based on $17,000. If he stays three years at Airport it would be based on $211,000. This job means he will get a little more than a $100,000 in retirement from the airport alone.

3. This is an affront to working people everywhere.

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CNSYD July 30, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Schools, colleges, etc. get federal funds. If the Hatch Act worked as you are asking, the number of people affected would be large. I tend to think it is not applicable to the situation you describe.

Since the airport job is not a state job, how does he fall under the state retirement system?

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Home Rule July 30, 2013 at 11:20 pm

ALL local governments are a creation of and arm of state government

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CNSYD July 31, 2013 at 11:29 am

Following your “logic”, are ALL state governments a creation of and arm of the federal government?

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Dick July 31, 2013 at 6:36 pm

All governmental subdivision in SC are part of the “State” retirement system. Some non-profits, and some Authorities like Ports Authority and Santee Cooper dip into the system as well. Of course, public colleges and universities too.

Ed August 2, 2013 at 9:40 am

Well I just wrote the Office of Special Counsel about it so I guess we will find out. After reading up on it, I think he is is covered under the Hatch Act.

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Doubter July 30, 2013 at 9:01 pm

1. Airports get lots of Federal money. Why is Campbell not covered by the Federal Hatch Act witch would forbid him to retain his office.
2. His state retirement as a Senator would be based on $17,000. If he stays three years at Airport it would be based on $211,000. This job means he will get a little more than a $100,000 in retirement from the airport alone.

3. This is an affront to working people everywhere.

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CNSYD July 30, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Schools, colleges, etc. get federal funds. If the Hatch Act worked as you are asking, the number of people affected would be large. I tend to think it is not applicable to the situation you describe.

Since the airport job is not a state job, how does he fall under the state retirement system?

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Home Rule July 30, 2013 at 11:20 pm

ALL local governments are a creation of and arm of state government

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CNSYD July 31, 2013 at 11:29 am

Following your “logic”, are ALL state governments a creation of and arm of the federal government?

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Dick July 31, 2013 at 6:36 pm

All governmental subdivision in SC are part of the “State” retirement system. Some non-profits, and some Authorities like Ports Authority and Santee Cooper dip into the system as well. Of course, public colleges and universities too.

Ed August 2, 2013 at 9:40 am

Well I just wrote the Office of Special Counsel about it so I guess we will find out. After reading up on it, I think he is is covered under the Hatch Act.

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Smirks July 30, 2013 at 9:43 pm

As long as Fat Bastard lost, count me a happy man.

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Astonished July 31, 2013 at 9:47 am

I would hate to take any job on a 7-6 vote. That means you only have to make one person mad and you’re GONE!

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CNSYD July 31, 2013 at 11:32 am

Depends on the golden parachute in your contract.

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BeaufortTiger July 31, 2013 at 11:33 am

You need to bring back the Javier Bardem profile pic. I don’t recognize you anymore.

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horton September 25, 2013 at 10:04 pm

yippee, me too!

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Smirks July 30, 2013 at 9:43 pm

As long as Fat Bastard lost, count me a happy man.

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Astonished July 31, 2013 at 9:47 am

I would hate to take any job on a 7-6 vote. That means you only have to make one person mad and you’re GONE!

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CNSYD July 31, 2013 at 11:32 am

Depends on the golden parachute in your contract.

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BeaufortTiger July 31, 2013 at 11:33 am

You need to bring back the Javier Bardem profile pic. I don’t recognize you anymore.

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Curious minds want to know July 30, 2013 at 10:44 pm

How happy is Limehouse’s heart doctor and local eateries to hear the news?

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nick July 31, 2013 at 12:09 am

limehouse will still break his fast at saffrons daily, about 3,500 calories, maybe more now that he lost his big chance

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You know me July 31, 2013 at 9:55 am

And there’s always that nasty-ass rose bank food. Don’t know how they keep the doors open.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 31, 2013 at 2:59 am

How happy is Golden Corral that he won’t be ‘working” nearby?

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horton September 25, 2013 at 10:05 pm

lol

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Curious minds want to know July 30, 2013 at 10:44 pm

How happy is Limehouse’s heart doctor and local eateries to hear the news?

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nick July 31, 2013 at 12:09 am

limehouse will still break his fast at saffrons daily, about 3,500 calories, maybe more now that he lost his big chance

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You know me July 31, 2013 at 9:55 am

And there’s always that nasty-ass rose bank food. Don’t know how they keep the doors open.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 31, 2013 at 2:59 am

How happy is Golden Corral that he won’t be ‘working” nearby?

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Curious July 30, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Well if Templeton can run DHEC from Charleston…

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Curious July 30, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Well if Templeton can run DHEC from Charleston…

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 31, 2013 at 2:56 am

TBG would have to be physically removed (and perhaps shot) to make him resign from a $211,000 a year (plus benefits) job that apparently requires no specific training or knowledge and, in fact, doesn’t even require *attendance*.

“Verbal abuse” and “disrespectful treatment”….pffft. You could whip me, beat me, call me dirty names and (occasionally) burn me with that damn cigarette for that kind of gig.

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Frank Pytel July 31, 2013 at 6:01 am

YAAAH MULE. YAAH YAH

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 31, 2013 at 2:56 am

TBG would have to be physically removed (and perhaps shot) to make him resign from a $211,000 a year (plus benefits) job that apparently requires no specific training or knowledge and, in fact, doesn’t even require *attendance*.

“Verbal abuse” and “disrespectful treatment”….pffft. You could whip me, beat me, call me dirty names and (occasionally) burn me with that damn cigarette for that kind of gig.

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Frank Pytel July 31, 2013 at 6:01 am

YAAAH MULE. YAAH YAH

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Montague July 31, 2013 at 7:35 am

I see that the Keith Summey – Joe Riley coalition won. That’s what this entire mess has been about the past year. Chip was fighting the status quo and the status quo won.

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Montague July 31, 2013 at 7:35 am

I see that the Keith Summey – Joe Riley coalition won. That’s what this entire mess has been about the past year. Chip was fighting the status quo and the status quo won.

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Campbell for Governor July 31, 2013 at 8:39 am

I’ll be the first to say it. You may disagree with his politics, but Paul Campbell is as good of a person as you’re going to come across. If I could pluck one person out of the entire General Assembly and put them in the Governor’s Office, it would be Campbell. Low bar, I know, but he’s the only practical person in the entire building.

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Campbell for Governor July 31, 2013 at 8:39 am

I’ll be the first to say it. You may disagree with his politics, but Paul Campbell is as good of a person as you’re going to come across. If I could pluck one person out of the entire General Assembly and put them in the Governor’s Office, it would be Campbell. Low bar, I know, but he’s the only practical person in the entire building.

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gpzrider August 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Charleston County Aviation Authority is not taxpayer funded, unless you consider the FAA. However, CCAA does not receive local taxes, operations are primarily funded by parking and tenant rental. They are under SCRS. As outlined, an employee would be eligible for benefits after 8 years of service as a new employee in SCRS. Combined service is considered.

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gpzrider August 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Charleston County Aviation Authority is not taxpayer funded, unless you consider the FAA. However, CCAA does not receive local taxes, operations are primarily funded by parking and tenant rental. They are under SCRS. As outlined, an employee would be eligible for benefits after 8 years of service as a new employee in SCRS. Combined service is considered.

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Too Much August 3, 2013 at 2:09 am

Over paid government job. And I mean OVERPAID!

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Too Much August 3, 2013 at 2:09 am

Over paid government job. And I mean OVERPAID!

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Avenger September 27, 2013 at 2:36 pm

This is not the first and only time the people in power at CCAA have been involved in dirty dealing. Hell, you have a police chief who has a reputation for bedding
whomever he can while at work! LOL!

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