GOP EVENT CANNED DUE TO FOOTBALL SCHEDULING CONFLICT
Earlier this week the talented and lovely Taylor Brown provided us with a report on a “Republican” campaign school being held in Charleston, S.C. next month. The school – endorsed by GOP majority leader Bruce Bannister – was originally scheduled for December 5.
Unfortunately, sources close to the GOP Caucus tell FITS the event – which was designed to “help candidates running in the 2016 primary and general election learn the tools they need to be victorious” – has been cancelled.
What happened? Apparently one of the dim bulbs at the “Republican” organization forgot to check the football calendar – or was convinced Clemson University’s top-ranked football team was going to lose to Florida State last weekend (they didn’t).
Clemson’s win over FSU means the Tigers are headed to Charlotte, N.C. on December 5 to play in the ACC championship game against (presumably) the North Carolina Tar Heels.
And of course everybody in the S.C. General Assembly is going …
According to emails obtained by FITS, one of the caucus staffers – Chris Slick – was responsible for setting the campaign school date for the “first Saturday in December” around three weeks ago.
Sheesh … sounds like someone needs to be looking for a new job (although we wouldn’t recommend a career in the sports betting business).