SOUTH CAROLINA ATTORNEY GENERAL A DESERVING REELECTION WINNER
By FITSNEWS || Like most “Republicans” in the Palmetto State, S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson had a very big election night. The first-term attorney general – who has led prosecutions bringing down S.C. Lt. Gov. Ken Ard and S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell – scored a resounding win over his Democratic opponent, Parnell Diggs.
With 100 percent of the vote in, Wilson got 60 percent to Diggs’ 40 percent. Given that the generally accepted definition of an electoral landslide is a candidate receiving 58 percent of the vote – Wilson’s win fits the bill.
That’s a good thing …
Unlike most of the GOP candidates on the ballot, Wilson has been non-political … he’s also been decisively relentless in his pursuit of corruption in state government. In the process he’s earned a reputation as a straight-shooting boy scout … and, as this website has noted, the best could be yet to come on that front.
So … are there any blind spots in Wilson’s presumed political ascent? Possibly …
Rumors abound regarding the circumstances of his decision not to investigate S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley for her various ethical indiscretions. We’ve been assured by sources within Wilson’s office that the Haley case went through the same process as the cases involving Ard and Harrell – and that any decisions related to it were subjected to the same criteria.
Of course Haley’s case never saw a public courtroom – instead it was whitewashed by a jury of her former colleagues in the S.C. House of Representatives, where Haley served from 2005-11.
Wilson’s prospects for higher office – be it governor, U.S. House or U.S. Senate – seem bright. And with good reason. He’s one of only a handful of GOP officials who has “walked the walk” when it comes to cracking down on public corruption – something this state sorely needed.