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The Anti-Climactic Bobby Harrell Mug Shot




By FITSNEWS  ||  It looks like suspended S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell still has a little bit of juice left in the South Carolina capital after all …

Hours after Harrell argued that the booking photo from his arraignment on a nine-court corruption indictment should be released to the public … it was.

S.C. first district solicitor David Pascoe released Harrell’s mug shots – overturning a decision by the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to withhold the images from the public.

SLED is part of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley‘s cabinet – meaning its default setting is to be as secretive and anti-transparent as possible.

And yes … this was the big news in South Carolina politics today (well, that and an issue everybody thought had been resolved fourteen years ago).

Anyway, props to Pascoe for releasing the images – which were withheld for absolutely no compelling reason (beyond Haley possibly looking to manufacture a “Harrell got special treatment” process story against her old adversary).

Haley has been outspoken in her criticism of Harrell in the wake of his indictment – which is quite curious given her own extensive history of much more egregious ethical misdeeds.