LEGISLATOR’S SPOUSE WINS HEATED JUDICIAL ELECTION
|| By FITSNEWS || Members of the S.C. General Assembly overwhelmingly elected the spouse of one of their own members to fill a seat on the state’s administrative law court – a move widely viewed as a rebuke of S.C. governor Nikki Haley‘s hypocritical involvement in the race.
Bill Funderburk – husband of liberal S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk – defeated incumbent administrative law judge Carolyn C. Matthews by an 87-50 margin.
“That is a slam on the governor,” one State House insider told FITS, referring to the unexpectedly wide margin.
Haley weighed in on the race last week, basically threatening to expose lawmakers who voted for Funderburk as being part of “the old guard way of doing things.”
We agree with the governor … in fact we’re the ones who first broke the nepotism angle in this contentious election.
“We believe that allowing lawmakers to appoint their relatives to powerful positions continues a terrible (and costly) precedent,” we wrote last week.
But it’s clear Haley’s involvement did nothing but move votes into the “nepotism” column.
Lawmakers who supported the veteran judge were furious at the outcome …
“What a crappy reason to screw the people of South Carolina,” one State Senator told FITS, referring to the anti-Haley vote. “Now we have a crazy liberal person as a judge.”
That’s true … more than anything, though, we have a broken system: One in which lawmakers cannot be trusted to choose the right candidates, let alone elect the right person. And until that changes … nothing changes.
It appears the Empress has no clothes (no pun intended).
1) When the business community wraps its approval around increased road taxes
2) When the GA regulars backhand the Empress in Judicial elections
3) When her most high profile appointment meets with rounding disapproval
4) When one of her most ardent newspaper supporters reverse a 6 day old endorsement
When those things happen an incumbent Governor is about to be stripped of what power she might otherwise have and left stranded on a personally constructed island of uselessness.This woman, SC’s Queen, is about to be rendered powerless for the balance of her term.
I say good enough for the sad imposter.
The other crooked nepotists are hanging her out to dry, in other words.So she’ll be a lame duck early in her second term. Good. Now, all we have to do is neutralize most of them, too, an start voting their asses out.
That’s a good one.
Vote them out?
The people of SC LOVE this type government.Its WAY past time To end this kind of talk and put the blame where the blame belongs.
THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Hell 99% of these legislators will be ReElected ,most without opposition and statewide?When was the last time an incumbent lost?
These bastards are just symptoms of the disease.
And the disease is that the people of SC are CONSTANTLY sucked in by the total BS these goomers blow off.
Besides that ?Well,
ITS a GREAT DAY in SC
I think Haley’s trying her luck at National politics. She probably won’t do diddly squat when that second term comes around.
You’ll only see posturing from her for the next 2 years if she’s lucky enough to back a winner in 2016. Otherwise, you’ll see nothing but posturing for the next 4 years.
So what’s new?
Same old BS, same song, same dance, only the faces have changed!
The joke is on the voters again!!!!!
No joke on the voters as they elected this group.
This picture of all the ass-clowns having a grand ‘ole time sums it all up. What a bunch of pompous, arrogant, and out-of-touch frauds.
All elected by the voters of South Carolina!
Damn right.Can’t vote Democrat as they have become the party of Radical Islam and perversion.
Only in your demented mind, not in reality.
Bill Sandifer appears to be awake and sober in that photo. That can’t be right!
My paw JT Rocky, was a member of the General Assumbly, and his paw, my grand daddy, EW Rocky, was a member of the General Assumbly, and his daddy, my great grand daddy, JW Rocky was a member of the General Assumbly and the local brotherhood of rightousness. Nows, we are entitled to our positions. And my paw is gonna make sure I get a new position up in Columbia – because we run this state. Runnin’ a state like South Carolina is family business, and we intends to keep it in the family. The rest of you carpet baggers can just pack up and go back up to Ohio.
If by “crazy liberal person” he means one who will follow precedent without considering the effect of that on the litigants then I’m all for it.
I love that photo –
Old guy – “Son, if I was a younger man like you I’d be over there trying to get me some of that fine blonde woman.”
Younger Guy – “But Daddy, ain’t we supposed to be Legislatin’?”
Old Guy – “Hell boy, if all I ever did was come up here’z to legislate I’d be dead. Why back in the day…… anyway….. you go over there and see if you can’t get you a threesome, and leave the legislatin’ to me.”
Younger Guy – “You don’t think Mama will mind?”
Old Guy – “Son, how do you think I met your Mama.”
When Sheheen Lost the governor’s race I think Funderburk realized her shot at a Senate seat was done. I guess she thought it’s time to spend some political capital and start reaping the rewards.
‘when Sheheen lost the governor’s race’?…are you kidding? He lost that race when he filed.He had ZERO chance of winning.
Payback is a mother fucker. The General Assembly will be cleaned out with dozens of them sent to prison. Be sure to stay tuned into FitsNews with what cometh.
Nothing the FBI and a dozen sets of handcuffs can’t fix, not for this, which is apparently legal, but for countless crimes of the past.
I’ll have to remember that the next time I hear someone saying that a bribe-induced vote was to “get back at” some other political person. Cudos to those on this board who said, years ago, that so many Republicans are merely Democrat wolves in wolves clothing.
You DO realize the headline compliments Haley, right?