Call Him “Absent Sheheen”

BOILERPLATE DEMOCRATIC ATTACK BACKFIRES … S.C. Senator Vincent Sheheen’s gubernatorial campaign sent out an email this week slamming incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley for running an administration beset by “scandal after scandal.” Shocker, right? Sheheen is running (ineptly) against Haley … a candidate who is (or at least should be) among…


S.C. Senator Vincent Sheheen’s gubernatorial campaign sent out an email this week slamming incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley for running an administration beset by “scandal after scandal.”

Shocker, right?

Sheheen is running (ineptly) against Haley … a candidate who is (or at least should be) among the most vulnerable gubernatorial incumbents anywhere in America. Seriously: A stiff breeze is all that’s needed to blow this woman over – but so far there’s been no indication that Sheheen’s team is even remotely capable of generating the required wind power.

Anyway … according to Sheheen’s campaign manager “South Carolina deserves ethical leaders and accountability.”

“Honest leadership and real accountability starts at the top, with a governor committed to doing what’s right for South Carolinians and running an administration that works and works well,” he adds. “That would be quite a change from what we’ve seen here in the Palmetto State.”

That’s true … although if Sheheen plans on providing such leadership, he might want to consider showing up at his current job.

According to SCGOP chairman Matt Moore, Sheheen has missed roughly 25 percent of State Senate votes over the last four years. He’s also missed the last two meetings of the Senate’s judiciary committee, meetings “where the committee considered politically sensitive topics.”

For those of you keeping score at home this exchange breaks down as follows: An otherwise forgettable campaign email full of meaningless political fluff (a.k.a. a “whiff” from Sheheen) was answered by a specific, newsworthy criticism (a.k.a. a “hit” for Haley).

And while we don’t necessarily agree with Moore that Sheheen is guilty of “incredible hypocrisy” on ethics issues, there’s really no way to score the skirmish as anything other than a victory for Haley.

Given Sheheen’s current positioning in the 2014 gubernatorial race, he needs to be winning big battles … not losing little ones.

More to the point, South Carolina taxpayers desperately need an alternative between two candidates battling over big and bigger government.

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venomachine February 19, 2014 at 1:51 pm

SC taxpayers need an two alternatives to these clowns.

They were bad candidates in 2010; they are bad candidates now.

I hope the (R)s and (D)s can come up with alternatives.

EJB February 19, 2014 at 3:43 pm

No such luck, those are your choices, flip the coins, throw the darts, paint the “R” and “D” on the backs of turtles those will be your choices (unless a phenomenal scandal breaks).

Willm February 19, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Haley spends a day or two a week in this state. A pox or two on both these houses.

Elfego February 19, 2014 at 2:04 pm

He did not miss the National Convention where they booed the name of God being added to the platform!

God To Me To Run For Prez February 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Why cheer for Santa?

Shaniqua February 19, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Because he brings presents? Like our Black Santa and my welfare goodies.

Elfego February 19, 2014 at 5:30 pm

You will eventually find out!

Fits Aint No Republican February 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm

See that Fits continues to busily lay the groundwork to endorse Nikki for re election.


Libtard February 20, 2014 at 12:54 pm

No, he will aptly ridicule both, then endorse neither. FITS like most South Carolinians with an IQ above a 5 and brain between their ears, know that real loser between these two candidates is the people of South Carolina.

Bill February 20, 2014 at 1:37 pm

It doesn’t matter who a person endorses. No one cares. Who you vote for tells the story. Folks will vote for Hailey, because he is a NINO (Non-Republican in Name Only)

SCBlueWoman February 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Sheheen is GOP lite, not even a real Dem. So whomever wins, a republican will be in office.

GrandTango February 20, 2014 at 9:27 am

Too bad (for you) Stalin is dead. How bout Chm. Mao? I’m sure you’d march in the streets for him. He loved to kill 3rd Tri-mester babies like “Real Dem” Obama and you….right???

SCBlueWoman February 20, 2014 at 9:30 am

Oh, goodness. Stretching your intellect I see.

GrandTango February 20, 2014 at 9:47 am

You do agree that Obama is a ‘Real Dem’ don’t you?…and you say Sheheen is not.

You’re defining what you believe, I just want to make sure I understand it? Why are you insulting me for asking?

SCBlueWoman February 20, 2014 at 10:06 am

I don’t agree with you on anything. I’m not insulting you…. yet…

GrandTango February 20, 2014 at 10:32 am

But you agree w/ Obama on everything, and you think he is a ‘Real Dem’ but Sheheen is not…right???

SCBlueWoman February 20, 2014 at 3:56 pm

I actually think Obama is a moderate, more like Reagan, but that would explode your head.

GrandTango February 20, 2014 at 4:10 pm

So you want Babies 2-years old Killed. If you are more radical than Obama. He is for post-natal Abortion….You love infanticide…

Nice female role model you are….I’m sure you’d raise a wonderful daughter……of Satan…

SCBlueWoman February 20, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Bless your damned heart. You know nothing about what I believe. Rant on, oh hate filled one.

GrandTango February 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Do you believe in abortion???…I asked that earlier…and you keep avoiding answering…What about 3rd term abortion, like Obama…????

SCBlueWoman February 20, 2014 at 4:43 pm

I don’t discuss my beliefs with the likes of you. Too much hate and it keeps you guessing and guessing and pontificating. Makes you look exactly like what you are.

GrandTango February 20, 2014 at 5:11 pm

I’m not guessing. Your political persuasion and character reveals exactly who, and what you are…
You may be fooling yourself, but you don’t fool me. I know liberals better than you know yourselves. And you are not the first to run from what you are…

Knotts for Gubna February 19, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Since we are facing another worthless governor can we not just elect Jakie for the entertainment value.

Hell Yeah! February 19, 2014 at 4:18 pm

I’m down with that. We need a “Rob Ford” of the South.

As long as he just keeps one promise, that we can mount an internet cam to his head I’m all good with it…hell…I’ll actually help his campaign.

The Colonel February 19, 2014 at 2:52 pm

The “empty suit” has an empty chair – no surprise there.

jimlewisowb February 19, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Little cannon fires little balls and only effective in little battles

The Gypsy Queen will nail his balls to the wall

Lake February 19, 2014 at 7:37 pm

especially with help from blind ideologues like yourself who would vote for anything with an “R” in front of the name.

jimlewisowb February 19, 2014 at 9:18 pm

If you knew your cornhole ass from your bastard head you would know from my posts on this site that I am not a goddamn fucking “R”

Also I ain’t blind, have no idea what the hell a ideologue is and could care less unless it is new brand of beer

As for helping the Gypsy Queen I wouldn’t piss on her if she was on fire – nor you

Fact is – Sheheen is a limp dick lightweight cockroach with little to no money no viable campaign platform, no charisma and stands zero chance if he ends up in the General Election opposite the Gypsy Queen cockroach who has more money than you have functioning brain cells

Lake February 20, 2014 at 7:28 am

I can’t help but notice that nowhere in your diatribe did you say you would not vote for Haley. I’ll go ahead and take that as proof of my post.

jimlewisowb February 20, 2014 at 7:45 am

You are really that stupid

Lake February 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm

I suggest you look in the mirror, I am not the one who is going to vote for Haley.

jimlewisowb February 20, 2014 at 7:36 pm

You are still that stupid

Lake February 21, 2014 at 7:12 am

Look in the mirror and repeat the following, I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it I’m just not going to vote for Haley.

jimlewisowb February 21, 2014 at 9:01 am

Still stupid

Judity February 21, 2014 at 8:25 am

Could NOT care less….

Judith February 21, 2014 at 8:26 am

And then I misspelled my own name….

jimlewisowb February 21, 2014 at 9:05 am

When one post to their own post good indicator they are just as stupid as Lake

You and Mud Puddle should hook up for a remake of Dumb and Dumber

CNSYD February 19, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Captain Renault is shocked to learn that a politician would campaign for another office while serving in absentia in another office. Sic Willie, the intrepid journalist, has uncovered another ground breaking story.

euwe max February 19, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Charlie Sheheen?

Fred February 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm

I’ll take an “absent” Sheheen over an inept Haley ANY DAY!!!

Edgar February 19, 2014 at 9:43 pm

This loser showed up to vote for the irrefutably CORRUPT Jean Hoefer Toal. We don’t know what prize he got for his vote yet, but it doesn’t matter. He’ll have to answer for that vote at this first town hall meeting. Just wait, Vinny. Your loss will be even bigger this time.

Vinny, you knew SHE was corrupt, you knew we knew it, We gave you every opportunity to come clean and you wouldn’t do it. Now it’s time for you to answer. Why did you do it?

commonsense February 19, 2014 at 11:57 pm

He lost my vote when he decided to show up and vote for Toal.

GrandTango February 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

If he’s smart, he’s given up.

Democrats are scattering like rats on a sinking ship. Obama has damaged their party more than the GOP had the guts to reveal about them. Ds are all but dead..and that’s saying a lot since Liberal-Tarians inn the GOP have made the Republicans looks so bad.

Sheheen’s chances are nil. And he can thank their lord-racist-god Obama for that.

The democrat party has become a national party of race-hate and Bashing the Americans who built our county. . The democrats can maybe get a black person elected nationally because the media will sell-out totally again…and the cheaters will be motivated. But he/she better be as smooth and unflinching a lair as Obama.

west_rhino February 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Skipping judiciary meetings so that he doesn’t have to go on record, regards the Bright open carry/RTKBA arms fooleth not the NRA, nor Brady

Deo Vindice SC February 23, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Either way SC looses, republican money from outside SC will always run this shithole.


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