Educrat Lobbyist Mulls Superintendent Bid … As A Republican

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again … there’s not a nickel’s worth of difference between “Republicans” and Democrats in South Carolina on the issues that really matter (taxes, spending, education). Don’t believe us? Click here … or here … or here. The latest manifestation of this reality? Molly…

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again … there’s not a nickel’s worth of difference between “Republicans” and Democrats in South Carolina on the issues that really matter (taxes, spending, education).

Don’t believe us? Click here … or here … or here.

The latest manifestation of this reality? Molly Spearman – head of the uber-liberal S.C. Association of School Administrators (SCASA).

Spearman – arguably the Palmetto State’s most powerful educrat – wants to be its next Superintendent of Education, and she’s leaning toward running for the seat as a Republican.

At least that’s what several sources who have fielded calls from the veteran lobbyist tell FITS …

We like Spearman … personally, anyway. She’s never been anything but gracious and considerate to us, and her son Mitchell is one of our favorite members of the Palmetto political “Twittersphere.”


Having said that, we would sooner impale ourselves on a rusty chain saw than support her bid for State Superintendent …

Spearman is the most influential lobbyist for South Carolina’s worst-in-the-nation government-run school system – which continues to fall further behind the rest of the country. She’s also the most powerful institutional opponent of universal parental choice – the one reform most likely to transform the Palmetto State from monopolistic failure factory into competitive, market-based 21st century growth engine.

Like it’s done in Florida … 

Why does Spearman hate competition? Easy: Her constituency – an ever-expanding bureaucratic horde that’s accountable to no one -receives hundreds of millions of dollars in new money each year to produce a steadily worsening product.

It’s a taxpayer-funded racket that’s been going on for decades … all under the disingenuous “for the children” banner carried by Spearman.

In fact one Democratic operative chuckled when FITS called asking their thoughts on Spearman possibly running as a Republican.

“She’s more liberal than S.C. Rep. (Michael) Anthony,” the operative said, referring to the Democratic frontrunner for this seat.

Exactly …

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Sam January 29, 2014 at 4:03 pm

I tried to find this groups tax returns. Can’t find them. Anybody know where I can find them?

Is this group in the SC Retirement System (PEBA)?

Spearman running for office is a good reason for us to look into what she (and her organization) have been doing for all these many years.

edr January 29, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Go to to find tax returns of all non profits

Bill January 29, 2014 at 10:21 pm

SC School Administrators IS IN the State Retirement System. So, what will she pul down as a retired association workers. She makes about $135,000 now.
I wonder is she was in TERI program?
No wonder the State pension system is going broke

euwe max January 29, 2014 at 4:15 pm

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again … there’s not a nickel’s worth of difference between “Republicans” and Democrats in South Carolina
Fuck! Then let’s elect Democrats then!

Smirks January 29, 2014 at 4:26 pm

NO NO NO NO, we CAN’T do THAT! We have to sit here and bitch day in and day out about “Republicans” but NEVER, EVER, EVER vote them out! Are you crazy?!

and January 30, 2014 at 3:14 am

smirks has it on the head of the nail. if republicans f-up everything or make any mistake – they’re ‘acting like democrats’ but when they solve problems and give us surpluses and bring people together…well, shit that never happens.

My titties for your tatties January 29, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Oh come on gentleman, who wants to pick which flavor poison gruel they are going to consume?

euwe max January 29, 2014 at 4:50 pm

[patriotic tune plays in the background] why… isn’t that what freedom means?

Fits Aint No Republican January 29, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Yep that Fits and the non Republican Republicans in a nutshell!

GrandTango January 29, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Totally agree w/ FITS. This woman needs to run as a democrat. And the Republicans need to dis-avow her, if she files as an “R.”

The party has control. It now needs to purify itself w/ only Conservatives.

Jesse Helms January 29, 2014 at 5:26 pm

“Floggng a dead horse of course, but I needed a good laugh.”

who knew? January 30, 2014 at 3:11 am

be honest now GT, had you ever even heard her name prior to reading this post?

GrandTango January 30, 2014 at 6:20 am

Liberals are saturated in failure, much of the time based in ignorant assumptions. You are a good example of that.

Smirks January 30, 2014 at 8:21 am

I didn’t hear a “yes.”

johnq January 30, 2014 at 6:04 am

By all means repukes need to remain bathed in ignorance to remain pure like T..

GrandTango January 30, 2014 at 6:18 am

You support Obamacare, w/ astronomical cost increases and decreased healthcare coverage, that is IF (big IF) the website works to sign-in. …w/ gov’t punishment for not buying in…

And you are accusing someone else of ignorance. That’s classic. :)

dwb619 January 29, 2014 at 6:40 pm

If Alvin Green ran as a Republican, he would be elected.

RogueElephant January 29, 2014 at 6:44 pm

Against Graham it would be a tough call.

CorruptionInColumbia January 29, 2014 at 7:19 pm

I would vote for Alvin over Grahamnasty, ANY day of the week! At least Alvin is not intentionally trying to destroy this country and the few liberties we citizens have left, as Graham is.

RogueElephant January 29, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Someone needs to bring this up at the Executive committee meeting next week. She seems to be part of the problem not part of the solution. Sherry Few is running for the position and is a staunch enemy of common core. Sounds like she would be much better than Spearman. I will have to do some more looking but that is how it looks so far.

DumbEleCant January 30, 2014 at 10:03 am

are you serious? Sheri Few is almost as bad as Molly Spearman. Y’all in Orangeburg are so delusional.

RogueElephant January 30, 2014 at 10:45 am

obviously you don’t know anything about Common Core. I was waiting for one of my grandchildren at their school last year and was thumbing through a literature book. Of all things to find in a literature book was a story by Al Gore saying how the depletion of the Arial Sea was a result of global warming. 1- Why was this in a literature book ? 2- If you look the Arial Sea was dried up by Russian farmers irrigating far more land than the sea was capable of supporting. 3- Why is Al Gore in a literature book ? This was my first contact with Common Core. (The book was CC approved) Since then with a little looking I have been convinced this is not in the best interest of SC. Sherry Few’s main objective is to stop CC in SC. Good enough for me.

edr January 29, 2014 at 7:55 pm

If she gets the job she would have to take a pay cut.
She makes 135,026 plus benefits

Giles January 29, 2014 at 9:33 pm

State Retirement? Hmmm….will she be double dipping?

Nice gig if you can get it,

Clem January 30, 2014 at 6:36 am

Employees of that Association, while not government employees, are in the SC Retirement ASsociation.
Spearman was a teacher, making, say $50,000 or so. By going to work for a non-govermental association, she will almost triple her retirement. benefit.
The taxpayers, I am sure, love giving their tax dollars toward this private entities retirement plan that is much, much, much better than the average South Carolinians.

Al January 30, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Those associations are freeloading on the taxpayers and proper government employees.
Remove them from the system now.

nitrat January 29, 2014 at 10:23 pm
Thomas Jefferson:
1786 August 13. (to George Wythe) “I think by far the most important bill in our whole code is that for the diffusion of knowledge among the people. No other sure foundation can be devised, for the preservation of freedom and happiness…Preach, my dear Sir, a crusade against ignorance; establish & improve the law for educating the common people. Let our countrymen know that the people alone can protect us against these evils [tyranny, oppression, etc.] and that the tax which will be paid for this purpose is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance.”

Average Citizen January 29, 2014 at 11:21 pm

If she does honor this state by running, I will vote for Molly Spearman. Molly is very influential, indeed. And she has more credibility in her little fingernail than you will ever amass in a lifetime. Molly loves her state – warts and all – and will work hard to move it forward (unlike you, who takes every opportunity to drag it down). To be honest, I don’t know why she’d even want to run as a Republican – they’ve done such a bang-up job over the past decade-plus in charge of the House, Senate and Governor’s office. Not to mention the disaster that Zais has been as state superintendent. But, it doesn’t matter which party she aligns herself with – I’ll vote for her anyway. South Carolina needs more Molly Spearmans.
I will vote for Molly Spearman.

Your answer Madam January 30, 2014 at 4:31 pm

“To be honest, I don’t know why she’d even want to run as a Republican”

Because she wants to be elected and needs the vote of stupid people?

M326 January 30, 2014 at 7:44 am

Of all those running, Ms. Spearman is the best qualified regardless of political party. I will vote for her if she chooses to run and I hope she does. And let’s all thank our stars that Zais is not running. What a joke. Molly will bring some sanity back to administration of our educational institution.

LMM January 30, 2014 at 9:21 am

Spoken like a true big government liberal.

M326 January 30, 2014 at 11:57 am

If it weren’t for folks like me, who would you have to hate? I am not insulted by your remark–rather like it. Who else do you hate?

LMM January 30, 2014 at 8:01 pm

You are enough. Big spending libs are about all I hate.

And broccoli.

M326 January 31, 2014 at 7:22 am

Just because you hate broccoli doesn’t mean it’s not good for you. Could be the same for big spending libs. We might be good for you even though you hate us. Hate is not good for you.

Cigar Sam January 30, 2014 at 9:04 am

Inez, Part II. I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but at this point I’m supporting Gary Burgess.

GrandTango January 30, 2014 at 9:58 am

I remember (late 90’s) when Spearman was an R, but joined 4 other Rs (like Jakie) to push forward Hodges’ Billion-Dollar school building plan. It was supposed solve ALL the problems, yet Haley is now pledging $160 million a year for those same schools that Hodges failed to build…

The true Rs had a pay-go strategy, that would have saved millions for the classroom and teachers, instead of debt service on facilities….

The State newspaper lauded her as a golden girl, like they always slobber over R aisle-crossers.

idiotwind January 30, 2014 at 10:45 am

i love you FITS but your ignorance of education policy is well, typical. Spearman is not a lobbyist any more than anyone with a job and an opinion. SCASA is not the enemy you think it is. and your thoughts on ‘choice’ are just laughable to anyone living outside the half-dozen big, dense districts in SC.

GrandTango January 30, 2014 at 11:25 am

Wonder how much of a payoff you get from the edu-industry???

The number of Greedy leftwing parasites feeding off the brains of children is disgusting.

Throw Some Shit In It January 30, 2014 at 12:26 pm

The number of greedy rightwing parasites feeding the brains of children is disgusting.

GrandTango January 30, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Typical liberal…too F*#king stupid to think for yourself…so you have to use my intellect, to try to sound like you have a thought of your own…

Centrist View January 30, 2014 at 11:24 am

Scrabble – Common Core Version

35TWW April 12, 2014 at 9:56 am

Molly Spearman is joined at the hip with Inez Tenenbaum. That’s all you need to know.


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