More “Republican” Nepotism In SC

PALMETTO STATE STILL “KEEPING IT ALL IN THE FAMILY” || By FITSNEWS || This website has zero use for S.C. Rep. Davey Hiott – a liberal “Republican” from Anderson County, S.C. He’s nothing but a special interest whore – a bought-and-paid for tool of whatever well-funded special interest needs a handout or…


|| By FITSNEWS || This website has zero use for S.C. Rep. Davey Hiott – a liberal “Republican” from Anderson County, S.C.

He’s nothing but a special interest whore – a bought-and-paid for tool of whatever well-funded special interest needs a handout or an unfair competitive advantage.  Hiott’s voting record at the S.C. State House is one of slavish devotion to the state’s failed status quo – especially South Carolina’s worst-in-the-nation government-run school system.

Anyway … Hiott’s latest scam?  Carrying the water on a bill being pushed by liberal environmental lobbyist Ann Timberlake.

But that’s another story for another time … the purpose of this post is to highlight Hiott’s other big push this legislative session, securing business for his son’s political consulting firm.

Sources at the S.C. State House tell FITS the sixth-term lawmaker has been aggressively (and we mean aggressively) promoting the consulting services of his son, Lander Douglas Hiott.

In fact Hiott’s son (below, scratching his head) was recently seen getting the inside scoop at a meeting of the S.C. House GOP Caucus …

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hiott son

Pic: Provided

Nice …

Obviously Hiott isn’t the only “Republican” lawmaker looking to steer business toward a family member.  Liberal S.C. Rep. Bill Sandifer has previously pimped the lobbying services of his son, while former “Republican” Senate President John Courson helped get his sister-in-law a $70,000-a-year job on a committee he leads.

Even “reform-minded” S.C. governor Nikki Haley has gotten in on the nepotism …

You’d think with all the recent attention on ethics reform that state lawmakers would be exercising some restraint right now  … specifically refraining from parading their family members around the S.C. State House in the hopes of drumming up business for them.

Apparently not …

In addition to Hiott’s antics, Democratic S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk and her allies are working to get her husband elected to a judge’s position.

Sheesh …

How embarrassing.  Do these lawmakers have no couth?  And do their relatives have no sense of self-worth?

Seriously …

“Any ethics reform package passed this year by the S.C. General Assembly include draconian new restrictions on relatives of lawmakers (and former lawmakers) getting state appointments,” we wrote earlier this week.  “We are sick unto death of politicians telling us how they support ethics reform … only to watch their kin folk get high paying gigs on our dime.  Enough is enough.”


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mamatiger92 January 27, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Hiott is from Pickens, not Anderson.

Rocky January 27, 2015 at 1:02 pm

We’ve been through this before. You have no right to question these family hand downs. These are the South Carolina elite ruling class, and we have no right to question what they do. They are entitled. Nikki was entitled to have her little girl work for the state during the summer, Joe was entitled to have Allen become the Attorney General, and the list goes on. Do not look at the man behind the curtian little girl, for he is entitled due to his greatness.

Guest January 27, 2015 at 1:44 pm

And let’s not forget that Joe pays his former law firm (Moore Taylor Law Firm) in West Columbia a fair market price to rent and office for his county office. I would say fair only applies to helping his former partners and NOT the district tax payers. TERM LIMITS – we need to clean it up from the Court house to the White House

Rocky January 27, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Let’s not forget the snotty little shit that kicked the crap out of his girlfriend and is going to have his record cleared.

Arsenal January 27, 2015 at 6:37 pm

who is this particular “snotty little shit”?

Ricky's son January 29, 2015 at 12:20 am

Egg storm

Stick to the Topic January 27, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Wait. We were talking about nepotism. Is anyone in Joe Wilson’s former law firm related to him?

9" January 28, 2015 at 7:54 pm

No,but there is an attorney in the law firm whose daughter works for them.
The best thing about incest is you don’t have to leave the house…

Rocky's Editor January 27, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Governor Haley’s daughter worked in a gift shop – not exactly a highly paid sought-after career. BFD! Alan Wilson was elected – his daddy didn’t give him the job.

9" January 28, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Joe gives a good job.

Timmy & rocky are Curtis January 29, 2015 at 12:18 am

And Curtis was entitled to have his business partner’s father as his chief of staff for almost 4 years. It’s all relative.

southmauldin January 27, 2015 at 1:15 pm

A guy named “Davey”? Then again, I’m not surprised that he named his kid after a shitty state school.

Squishy123 January 27, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Maybe he could have named him after a more prestigious college… say Benedict or Allen.

saltydawg77 January 27, 2015 at 1:33 pm

I don’t think that word, “liberal,” means what you think it does.

Republican Follies January 27, 2015 at 2:34 pm

In FitsWorld anyone he disagrees with is a liberal.It has no actual meaning.Fits ,a Right Wing Republican, just tosses it around ,as the word is a favorite epithet for his type.

Bonner January 27, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Fits is right again! These goodies should be going to the sons and daughters of big money donors and other political operatives.Hiott is being very selfish.

Joe Blow January 27, 2015 at 2:09 pm

What a joke of a “news” article. Facts aren’t even remotely close. Sounds like a bunch of angry Democrats with an axe to grind.

mamatiger92 January 27, 2015 at 2:10 pm

The fact that the author doesn’t even know where Hiott is from, or bother to find out, doesn’t give one much confidence.

Taxpayer funded kegger January 27, 2015 at 2:55 pm

That pics looks like something from a state funded university frat party….which is really all SC gov’t is anyway…so I suppose it fits.

Jack's frontal lobe January 27, 2015 at 3:09 pm

What is the name of the firm? Light on some basic details here. Sounds fairly made up with out them.

XTRA Chrome January 27, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Poor kid. Looks like he has a touch of Downs.

Paco Sánchez January 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm

He’s nothing but a special interest whore – a bought-and-paid for tool of whatever well-funded special interest needs a handout or an unfair competitive advantage.”

Is Will writing about himself?

Rocky January 27, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Maw Daddy JW Hump was a State Rep, and maw grand Daddy CW Hump was a State Rep, and I know when maw Daddy becomes a State Senator, I’ll become a State Rep. It’s been in maw family for generations. So you can all go piss off. Signed – JC Hump.

CharlestonVoice January 27, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Neither is being a natural born citizenship a requirement, at least in Haley’s situation:

Timmy January 27, 2015 at 4:42 pm

“Do these lawmakers have no couth? And do their relatives have no sense of self-worth?”

None of them care, because as long as they have the golden “R” by their name on the ballot the dolts of this state will continue to elect them solely for that reason.

jimlewisowb January 27, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Based on the picture the fella ain’t going to make it on his looks

Having Daddy pimping for him probably goes back to his formative years when he found it almost impossible to wean off the tit – no doubt he would still be at it if the school officials would have allowed adults to ride the short bus to middle school

South Cakalacky Boy January 27, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Ain’t we all inbred here in South Cakalacy anyhow? We’s all related. So ‘less you go far out of da state to hire someone, you gonna hire yo cousin or half sister-in-law.

ShitsNews January 27, 2015 at 6:52 pm

I’m not sure being a mouthpiece for any state politician who is too cowardly to make these types of accusations publicly is a job that’s going to help your children secure jobs. I’m not sure you could even call what you do a job. But, if this site would help your children land jobs, you’d be the first to use it to do so. Amazed you could point your fiancee-beating fingers at anyone.

mamatiger92 January 27, 2015 at 7:07 pm

Is this thing on?
**tapping microphone**
Davey Hiott is NOT from Anderson.

anonymous January 27, 2015 at 8:53 pm

Jean Hoefer Toal got Inez Tenanbaum to give her sister a cushy job at the Department of Education. A job that was not advertised and was sort of “just created by Inez.” Does this count as nepotism?

Trixie January 27, 2015 at 11:13 pm

Hmmmm…..comments jumping everywhere. Under impression FITS has enough follower. Happy Days!

Trixie January 27, 2015 at 11:14 pm

Oh, wait, I think the word is minimized. Thanks!

Beartrkkr January 27, 2015 at 11:15 pm

Hot off the presses…..”Legislators use their office for their own personal gain.”

Lenny Musso January 28, 2015 at 8:16 am

This attitude of surprise surprises me. The way things have to work is that we have a group of people who, by right of birth, monetary worth, or other social ranking, are entitled to certain privileges. The system needs these people in order to properly work. There’s nothing wrong with this if it serves the needs of government and I think it can be demonstrated very well that it does. In the modern corporatist world, those of us without rank need to acknowledge the great men and women who do things that we cannot or will not do by, essentially, keeping our mouths shut and getting with the program.

Hawk January 28, 2015 at 8:22 am

Have you never noticed thats how Magistrate Judges get their jobs?? Most of them have simply a high school diploma with no legal training. It’s simply that they knew someone and got “appointed” to be a Judge.

tigergal48 January 28, 2015 at 11:05 am

I don’t usually respond to FitsNews, but please don’t foist this guy off on Anderson County. He’s actually from Pickens. Anderson County has its own problems with Jonathan Hill and his “patently absurd” questions for judicial candidates.


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