S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley (RINO-Lexington) announced her reelection bid in Greenville, S.C. this week, but down the road in Charleston, S.C. one of her legislative rivals was raising an issue the governor would rather voters forgot.
S.C. Rep. Leon Stavrinakis – who captured a longtime GOP district in 2006 – blasted Haley over the “Savannah River Sellout,” her flagrant betrayal of South Carolina’s economic interests in exchange for financial support from Georgia donors as well as a prime time speaking slot at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
“Charleston and the entire low country needs a governor committed to our port and the jobs it represents,” Stavrinakis said. “Nikki Haley sold us out to Savannah, and the people of Charleston won’t ever forget it.”
The fourth-term lawmaker also raised questions about Haley’s trustworthiness – or lack thereof.
In describing S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen – the Democrat likely to face off against Haley in next November’s general election – Stavrinakis said “unlike Nikki Haley, I know from experience that he will keep his word.”
When the rail yard from GSP to Charleston comes on line, it will increase the need to deepen the Charleston Port.
Inland Port’s first official cargo expected in October
The South Carolina Inland Port in Greer is expected to receive its first official cargo in October, according to S.C. Ports Authority spokeswoman.
“We know the first cargo that we will handle through the site should arrive
sometime in mid-October because that cargo is (already) booked on a
ship,” spokeswoman Allison Skipper said.
Ports Authority officials anticipate the cranes will initially handle a
combined 25,000 lifts a year. But the facility has the ability to handle
up to 100,000 lifts a year within five years, she said.
Officials expect BMW, e-commerce companies, and any business handling
containers to and from the port of Charleston to use the facility.
They could save money on transportation costs by transferring the cargo from rail cars to
shipping containers in Greer instead of doing it 212 miles away in
Charleston, port officials have said.
I’m not a shipping expert by any means, but, it just seems like to me if this thing is run right, it could be a boon.
The only cargo on rail to Charleston from Greer will be BMW’s. Hope it is worth it. A LNG pipeline to Greer from a Charleston LNG Terminal makes more sense.
Captain Renault is shocked to learn that Democrats would speak ill off a Republican governor.
Stavrinakis made NO objection to Haley’s appointments to the SCSPA board this past spring — two insider / campaign contributors with no marine terminal, logistics, or steamship experience.
Neither did Sheheen, Davis or Pinckney (who really got the shaft, nice boy).
Neither did any legislator, in fact.
Next blog, please.
I can tell you, she does not keep her word and is a backstabbin bitch!
The only good thing that could come of her being reelected would be that she and her caravan would not move back to Governor’s Grant.
Anyone who thinks Sheheen will do anything but attempt to establish more ecosnomic fascism into South Carolina and will somehow be a better governor than a dead skunk is kidding themselves.