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Bobby Harrell Targets Think Tank

SPEAKER’S SUPPORTERS: S.C. POLICY COUNCIL VIOLATED TAX-EXEMPT STATUS Supporters of S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell (RINO-Charleston) are doing everything within their power to push back against the ongoing public corruption investigation into their embattled leader. How desperate has Team Harrell gotten? Most recently, it launched a “blood war”…

SPEAKER’S SUPPORTERS: S.C. POLICY COUNCIL VIOLATED TAX-EXEMPT STATUS

Supporters of S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell (RINO-Charleston) are doing everything within their power to push back against the ongoing public corruption investigation into their embattled leader.

How desperate has Team Harrell gotten?

Most recently, it launched a “blood war” against S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson – who referred Harrell’s case to a statewide grand jury back in January. Then there was also Harrell’s clumsy legislative effort to strip Wilson of his prosecutorial power – which appears to have backfired badly.

Of course this is just the latest example of Harrell’s desperation …

After the first allegations of corruption were leveled at him in 2012, he responded like a criminal – lying and refusing to release his records, assassinating the character of one of the reporters who investigated him and then strong-arming her newspaper into backing down (by allegedly threatening to withhold an annual bribe the paper receives from the S.C. General Assembly).

Everything about Harrell’s conduct screams “I’m guilty as sin.” And everyone following Palmetto politics closely knows it.

Harrell’s latest push? An effort to bring a frivolous tax-exempt complaint against the S.C. Policy Council – the libertarian-leaning think tank that filed the original corruption complaint against him in 2013 (the one Wilson referred to the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division and eventually on to the grand jury).

According to our sources Harrell operatives working for his affiliated political action committee – the Palmetto Leadership Council – have ginned up a complaint alleging that the think tank is in violation of its tax-exempt status.

Policy Council sources scoffed at the suggestion – confirming their compliance with all applicable laws governing the activities of non-profits and painting the allegation (accurately, in our estimation) as the latest example of Harrell’s vindictiveness.

Harrell sources insist the complaint is legitimate – reminding us that the Palmetto Leadership Council currently employs a former Policy Council staffer who has “detailed operational knowledge” of the organization.

They declined to provide any evidence of violations, however – or even specify what those violations might have been.

FITS has had an on-again, off-again relationship with the S.C. Policy Council and its president, Ashley Landess – who launched a new media venture in 2010 to compete with this website (unsuccessfully, we might add). As much as we snipe back and forth with the group, though, there’s no denying Landess has taken a leadership role in exposing Harrell’s corruption.

Barring any evidence to the contrary, then, this strikes us as nothing more than another example of Harrell lashing back at his critics …

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58 comments

Just another guy April 28, 2014 at 11:02 am

Let me be the first to say “Bobby is great and sleeping great at night. They should take down Wilson” Did I do it right?

If Bobby does not burn for this, this state is way up shit creek without a paddle.

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Deo Vindice SC April 28, 2014 at 11:11 am

You forgot to mention a Haley win.

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Deo Vindice SC April 28, 2014 at 4:31 pm

oohh oohh that smell, sorry people i’m just having a little fun with it. Can;t remember if it’s Tea or Koolaid.

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Mike at the Beach April 28, 2014 at 8:40 pm

You’re partially right- if Harrell doesn’t burn for this the folks who were swinging on him are way up Shit Creek without a paddle (in a lead canoe).

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The House About To Fall April 29, 2014 at 10:54 am

Even Bobby Harrell’s neighbors think he is a fucked up dickhead, like you. And yes, everyone in Charleston says he is a stuck up pretentious narcissistic jerk. He will be punished with incarceration. Care to go down with him, fool? You cant change his future now. He is over. So get use to it, dumb fuck.

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Mike at the Beach April 29, 2014 at 11:28 am

Are you smoking crack?! Is Harrell fucking your mom? If you could read, you would realize that my comment paints the speaker as a vindictive guy. Find a high school graduate to read it for you and try again Dr. Hawking…

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anonymous April 30, 2014 at 4:07 pm

You don’t know what Harrell’s neighbors think, you don’t know Jackcrap. You don’y know what everyone in Charleston thinks …..oh, wait! here comes scooter with his prison fetish again ….quick duck ….duck ….scooter is back blogging again! ….lookout! ….lookout!

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anonymous April 29, 2014 at 7:42 am

Bless your heart, your comment is absent any facts again. …Bless your heart, it’s going to be okay …Really, it’s going to be okay. Hey, I have an idea, don’t you have a XBOX video game to play? Hey, go charge up your wireless controller and play the latest version of HALO or something, after that you can have recess, and then we will let you play on the playground, okay scooter? Okay, good, now you have something to do with your time. After that, maybe we will get you some ice cream or something, now run along.

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gunj April 28, 2014 at 11:15 am

Into which ring of Dante’s Inferno will Bobby fall?

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anonymous April 29, 2014 at 7:31 am

The movie is over, you must leave the theater now.

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Inciteful April 28, 2014 at 11:25 am

I have the image of a man falling down a dirt cliff. Vines and roots stick out of its side. As the mans falls, he grabs the roots as flys by, hoping they will slow his drop. Snaring the Policy Council is his latest diversionary grab. It won’t slow his fall.

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anonymous April 29, 2014 at 7:27 am

You are trying so hard to sound intelligent scooter, unfortunately you sound dumb as a rock.

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John April 28, 2014 at 11:37 am

So when Bobby goes to prison, how many inmates will he have to bend over for on the first night?

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you know me April 28, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Have a feeling Bobby will be the one bending over. If you care for Bobby, please send him soap on a rope.

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Just Another Guy April 28, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Well if that is the case, Glenn would love prison.

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Fleece Johnson April 28, 2014 at 1:22 pm

First he gets my peanut butter jelly donut.

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anonymous April 29, 2014 at 7:28 am

Scooter, I didn’t know you were gay! Is this your way of coming out of the closet?

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John April 29, 2014 at 9:27 am

I don’t know which one of Bobby Harrell’s fluffers you are, and frankly I don’t really care. All I know is you are a day late coming to this story to defend your master. Too little, too late.

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Stinkbait April 28, 2014 at 1:18 pm

“If you shoot the king, you’d better kill him.”

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Lynn April 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm

“Think Tank”…might be a slight exaggeration.

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Deo Vindice SC April 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm

“Stink Tank” I suggest.

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Bible Thumper April 29, 2014 at 12:13 am

“Think Tank”? Reminds me of Sergeant Carter making Gomer Pyle wear that bucket on his head during basic training.

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Someone punch this twerp April 28, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Some guys that needed an ass kicking in high school, so that they knew they could get their asses handed to them, somehow escaped.

Bobby is one of those guys. If he’d have gotten his ass kicking he might have ended up a better person in the long run. Instead, he’ll get his ass kicking in a much worse way now as a full grown man with responsibilities. He’s already ruined his reputation with the general public(he probably doesn’t care about that), but more importantly once the jaws of jackal government clamp down on his ass, deservedly so, they will crush the life out of him.

If he escapes this time, he’ll be very lucky- but still need a good ass kicking.

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anonymous April 29, 2014 at 7:23 am

What are you talking about, are you still in High School or just mentally still in High School? The State Fair only comes once a year scooter, carnies have already left town, did you miss your ride to the next Fair?

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Someone punch this twerp April 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm

If you wanna set up a time & place Bobby, maybe we can discuss this man to man?

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anonymous April 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Clever. You obviously missed your ride to the next carnival

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The Voice April 28, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Harrell is like cornered snake, desperately writhing and lunging at everything within striking distance. Watch out, Sic Willie–the snake might try to lash out at you next!

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anonymous April 29, 2014 at 7:15 am

It’s interesting that you mention the traits of a cornered snake …. “desperately writhing and lunging at everything within striking distance.” …Isn’t that what you are doing scooter? Aren’t you desperately writhing and lunging at everything within striking distance? uh uh uh …take all the time you need ….uh uh uh….

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The Voice April 29, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Who the hell is Scooter?!

It’s clear that Bobby Harrell’s paid thugs have arrived! haha, maybe they think the entire state of South Carolina isn’t concerned with their corrupt daddy Boss Hogg. Bobby III? Chris Slick? Is that you?

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anonymous April 30, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Didn’t answer the question Scooter …..a cornered snake …. “desperately writhing and lunging at everything within striking distance.” …Isn’t that what you are doing scooter? Aren’t you desperately writhing and lunging at everything within striking distance? uh uh uh …take all the time you need ….uh uh uh….

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Deo Vindice SC April 28, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Maybe he can ask the T-Rav girls to support him with t-shirts and ta-tas. Even better a pardon from the Queen.

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rwwllms April 28, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Booby Boy needs to quit acting like a petulant child. He’s fast turning everyone away from him.
After work the other day at the usual watering hole someone mentioned Bobby and everyone started snickering. He’s become nothing more than a sad tired well used punch line.

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Deo Vindice SC April 28, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Enough with the torture. Re-elect Bobby in 2018, T-Rav should be the Governor by then. Sanford for treasuer 2018.

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anonymous April 29, 2014 at 6:49 am

The theme park is closed, you must go home now.

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The People Want Harrell Hanged April 28, 2014 at 5:42 pm

If the Grand Jury is allowed to start issuing subpoenas, Harrell and his many of his friends will end up charged with felonies. Keen minds see right though all of Harrell’s tactics and the tactics of his cronies. Make no difference, attempts are being made to manipulate Judge Manning in all sorts of ways; perhaps even envelopes stuffed with cash, too. Don’t put it past Harrell’s buddies. They will try it all to save him – and their selves – from PRISON.

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anonymous April 29, 2014 at 6:47 am

There goes your prison fetish again. BTW, it appears that the Harrell case won’t be in the Grand Jury much longer anyway, wishful thinking scooter. You’re like the guy in Mister Rogers Neighborhood in the land of make believe, the show only last 30 minutes, what are you going to do after that?

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Curious April 28, 2014 at 5:55 pm

So, the PAC starts this at the same time it stops filing quarterly financial disclosures with the ethics commission. Oh where does the money go…

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Judicial Watch April 28, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Harrell and his band of thugs just keep digging themselves deeper and deeper into the pits of despair. Now with that said, there are petitions already drafted in preparation for an action to commence against Harrell, et al, in the United States District Court. Judge Manning’s name is in that petition – and said petition moves for an order compelling a federal criminal investigation into him, his friends (aka “investors”), and many in the General Assembly that play a major part in all of this out of control and lawless conduct that has been going on long enough. We laugh. We Joke. But we do not play.

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Halfvast Conspirator April 28, 2014 at 6:57 pm

One hopes there are about 50 names in that list

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Name of the Game April 28, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Yeh Riiiight

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anonymous April 29, 2014 at 6:40 am

Once again you are in fantasyland, even Mickey Mouse and Dumbo would be disappointed in you scooter. The theme park is closed, you have to go home now.

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Judicial Watch April 28, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Law professors from around the USA agree, that Harrell acts guilty and if fighting tooth and nail to keep his criminal conduct hidden.

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anonymous April 29, 2014 at 6:36 am

Law professors around the country don’t agree on anything, much less give a ratsass about Harrell, blah blah blah….

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I Sayeth April 28, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Harrell is finished. Manning would slit his own throat if he tosses this case out. It would be in Manning’s best interest to let justice be had, or the people will have his head right along side of Harrell’s and his corrupt gangster friends.

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anonymous April 29, 2014 at 6:32 am

Don’t think so scooter, go fish.

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Deo Vindice SC April 28, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Will, I pulled the chain. Look for Deo Vendice, the E. Thomas is pissed, and his buddies. Help.

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Just The Facts April 28, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Not only will Harrell not be indicted,he will be Overwhelmingly Re Elected in November.You might not like it,but those are the facts.

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US Supreme Ct Reporter April 28, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Your dementia is noted.

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Bible Thumper April 29, 2014 at 12:22 am

“Just the Facts”? JUST AN OPINION !

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anonymous April 29, 2014 at 6:30 am

Actually, it’s the truth.

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Native Ink April 28, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Maybe Harrell will room with his old buddy, Al Parrish. The esteemed Charleston Southern professor of Economics, Al Parrish, used to put out these wonderful economic reports that supported everything Harrell and his gang had on their wish list. The only problem was that Al Parrish was a swindler and now he is doing 45 years in prison. Maybe he can save a pillow for Bobby,

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anonymous April 29, 2014 at 6:28 am

You can say the same thing about Alan Wilson and Wilson’s campaign supporter that just went to prison, that Lexington lawyer, what’s his name? Briefart? Is is Briefart?

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To Harrell and His Friends April 28, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Suck a deek.

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Bible Thumper April 29, 2014 at 12:25 am

And how many of the 124 House members have asked for Harell to resign the Speakership?

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They Are Blind As Bats April 29, 2014 at 11:18 am

Want to know what the NSA intercepted Harrell’s supporters saying? Want to see the entire Statehouse come crashing down?

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anonymous April 30, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Fantasyland is closed, please come back tomorrow.

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Leaked April 29, 2014 at 3:28 pm

It has been rumored, that dozens of members of the House of Representatives are attempting to intimidate and manipulate Judge Manning in favor of Harrell. Emails and phone calls to the judge have taken place.

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anonymous April 30, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Rumored? Bless your heart. Rumored? Really? Rumored by YOU! Whoopee! emails and phone calls …Whoopee! Really, emails and phone calls …Whoopee! You are a freakin’ genius, think of that, a Judge getting emails and phone calls ….Whoopee! …the Brain Trust of South Carolina has spoken …or more like the Wizard of Oz ….uh uh uh …the Wizard is NOT available today …… GO HOME AND COME BACK TOMORROW! …..uh uh uh … the Wizard will be available then … uh uh uh …..

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