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Yancey McGill To Get New Gig

|| By FITSNEWS || South Carolina’s outgoing lieutenant governor is about to get hired by its incoming lieutenant governor … Sources tell FITS Yancey McGill – a Democrat who assumed the largely ceremonial post in June 2014 – will be hired as director of the S.C. Office on Aging, which…

|| By FITSNEWS || South Carolina’s outgoing lieutenant governor is about to get hired by its incoming lieutenant governor …

Sources tell FITS Yancey McGill – a Democrat who assumed the largely ceremonial post in June 2014 – will be hired as director of the S.C. Office on Aging, which has been under the lieutenant governor’s office for the last decade.

Making the appointment? “Republican” Henry McMaster – a former SCGOP chairman and two-term attorney general who will be sworn in as lieutenant governor later this month.

McMaster is in the midst of a controversy over excessive campaign contributions reportedly received during his failed bid for governor in 2010.  Of course the real scandal isn’t the excess cash he’s said to have taken – it’s the controversial handling of his case by the S.C. State Ethics Commission (SCSEC).

The original complaint against McMaster was filed in April 2014.  Yet the commission – which is controlled by GOP governor Nikki Haley – appears to have sat on the report until after McMaster’s election.

How convenient, right?

A closed door hearing in the McMaster case is scheduled for March of this year …

In 2012, former S.C. Lt. Gov. Ken Ard lost his job over a campaign finance scandal – news of which broke exclusively on this website.

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15 comments

jimlewisowb January 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

First you post a story about Georgia Cockroaches blumpking the House Speaker now you post a second story about our very own Lt. Governor being blumpkined by a former Lt. Governor

Is there a misprint on my 2015 Calendar – would hate to think I may be missing out on National Blumpkin Day

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shifty henry January 8, 2015 at 11:08 am

No, Jim, you are ok because today is officially —–
BUBBLE BATH DAY

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nitrat January 8, 2015 at 11:14 am

So, where the hell does Yancy live?
Is he in Kingstree with his real estate company, at the beach house or Columbia?
Because, by God, if he’s not in Columbia and is planning to commute in a state car and stay overnight at a Columbia motel when he feels like it and get reimbursed for his fucking meals, then I am really pissed off.

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shifty henry January 8, 2015 at 11:38 am

He’ll get his free (to him) benefits. Just consider this as his semi-retirement….

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Just another guy January 8, 2015 at 11:23 am

How much does that job pay. Normally you include that in your articles.

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shifty henry January 8, 2015 at 11:37 am

It’s a cream-puff job that requires only about 12 hours of real attention per week. Just another payoff for loyalty, etc…..

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Just another guy January 8, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Plus, this will help his state Pension. It is a lot better to use whatever salary at the end of your turn instead of the 10,400 the GA members get. This way his pension will be much higher than it should be when he retires.

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Just a guy January 8, 2015 at 1:53 pm

Not true. Legislative pension is $36k a year in SC

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What a Crock January 8, 2015 at 5:15 pm

True and it increases with their expense account!!
Who else ever gets treated this way???!!!
They also start drawing their pension and continue to serve, and are totally vested after only 8 (eight) years!!!

Dude in Mnning January 8, 2015 at 12:59 pm

McGill will:
Work few hours a week for $135,000 per year, but he will be available by phone.
Will raise his retirement from around $17,000 to $65,000 per year.
Will have a state car.
Will be yet another Democrat, high level government employee that actually runs the state while the republican office holders live the high life.

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No Sweat for them January 8, 2015 at 5:21 pm

No sweat. They all know the voters will continue to elect and reelect them, just like Haley and Sanford, no matter what they do, AT TAX PAYER EXPENSE.
It is the way things work in SC.

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James January 9, 2015 at 7:58 am

The fact that it has not been denied yet shows it is going to happen. Hard to believe that a Republican Lt. Governor is going to place a Democrat in charge of an agency.

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nitrat January 9, 2015 at 10:24 am

Yancey is a Republican in all but name; ALEC member and all.
The ONLY reason he called himself a Democrat is because he inherited his Senate seat in his majority black district from his daddy.
He bailed into the lt. gov. job a few months back because it was becoming unlikely he would continue to be re-elected in that majority black district.

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tomstickler January 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Confirmed by the election of his replacement, Ronnie Sabb.

Heard what he had to say at a legislative delegation breakfast Monday, and was favorably impressed.

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Clair January 10, 2015 at 3:46 pm

He spent money, while head of the Office of Aging, like a drunken soldier. Look into TV’s, stero’s, and other goodies he bought for the Senior Citizen private businesses around the state. it just aint right.

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