The Lessons of Mark Sanford’s Hike
First, we need to be clear on the facts — not the media speculation: Sanford did tell his staff and family where he was going. Because he was traveling without a security detail, it was in his best interests that no one knew he was gone. His political enemies — Republicans at that — ginned up the media story. When confronted by a pestering media, | Read More »
Governor Sanford’s Office Checks In With Us
With all the reports of a missing Governor Mark Sanford whose staff and wife allegedly have no idea where he is and have not heard from him, I figured it was worth checking in with his office. His Communications Director sent us this statement: The governor put in a lot of time during this last legislative session, and after the session winds down it’s not | Read More »
RLC Drafts resolution encouraging Gov Mark Sanford to run in 2012
The Republican Liberty Caucus seems to have found their 2012 candidate. They recently passed a resolution to encourage SC Governor Mark Sanford to run for President in 2012. In early 2007, the Council for National Policy, a semi-secretive and exclusive club of social conservative leaders including James Dobson (Focus on the Family), the late Jerry Falwell (Liberty University), and Grover Norquist (Americans for Tax Reform) | Read More »
Can The State Department Back Up Their Claim That North Korea Is Not Sponsoring Terrorism?
Last week, I led a group of Republican senators that wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging her to immediately relist North Korea as a State Sponsor of Terrorism and we also introduced an amendment to force the Obama Administration into action. Yesterday on ABC’s This Week, I was pleased to hear Secretary Clinton’s response that they are now considering relisting North Korea. | Read More »
Speaking with Nikki Haley (R-CAN, SC-GOV).
I had the opportunity to speak with South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley the other day. Rather than subject you to my stammering and verbal tics, I’ve summarized the call below, with transcribed quotes as appropriate, and three longer ones highlighted. Bottom line: State Representative Haley is a candidate that anyone interested in fiscal reform should take a good look at. The interview did not | Read More »
SC pols fight over republican brand (Sanford vs. Graham)
My apologies if this has already been posted. In the first video below, Lindsey Graham is seen giving a speech at the SC Republican Convention. In the speech, he has this to say: “I am not a libertarian. If you are, you’re welcome to vote for me and help this party, but we’re not going to build this party around libertarian ideals.” That is an | Read More »
State Rep. Nikki Randhawa Haley announces for SC-Gov.
[Note: Google hasn’t caught up yet. Her official campaign website is here.] It’s official: Haley Officially Enters South Carolina Governor’s Race State Rep. Nikki Haley is adding her name to the list of Republicans hoping to become governor of South Carolina in 2010. Haley, a staunch anti-tax advocate, confirmed Thursday that she will mount a run for the seat currently held by Republican Mark Sanford, | Read More »
A tale of two Senators
On this, the day of Senator Arlen Specter’s return to his natural home, I want to share my experience with the honorable Senator from Pennsylvania. I was a wee tyke (ok, high school) in the mid-80’s and was a member of the Model Student Senate. As befits budding politicians, we took a junket to D.C. Amongst our action-packed fact-finding visits to the Smithsonian, the various | Read More »
James Clyburn’s (D, SC-06) timeline for withdrawal.
June 16th, 2006: Voted nay on a resolution rejecting the imposition of a timeline on the withdrawal of troops from Iraq. February 16, 2007: Voted to condemn the ultimately-successful surge strategy that allowed us to win the Iraq War. March 10, 2007: Clyburn acts as whip for Iraq supplemental bill that included a timeline for withdrawal. May 1, 2007: Clyburn condemns Bush’s veto of the | Read More »
Will President Obama kill Carolina oil drilling jobs?
Last Saturday, the federal government approved sales of offshore plots for oil drilling off the North and South Carolina coasts: The Carolinas’ coast is included in areas a federal agency proposed Friday for possible oil and gas drilling. Leases off most of the Atlantic coast could be offered for sale between 2010 and 2015, the Minerals Management Service said in a draft proposal. Ten of | Read More »
Katon Dawson Exposing the Democrat Agenda
I’m off the NYC for work. Never been up there in the winter time. Before I leave, I wanted to make sure you all saw this great video from Katon Dawson, the South Carolina GOP Chair running for RNC Chairman:
Dawson’s Not So “Whites Only” Country Club
Following the spirited defense of SC GOP Chairman Katon Dawson by Glenn McCall (which you can read about in this Minority Report exclusive), we now have reporting from the National Review’s Jim Geraghty that indeed Dawson would not have been aware of the “whites only” rule in the charter. George Bunch, the president of the club, said that the deed’s restriction has been “invalid” since | Read More »
RNC Member Defends SC GOP Chair Katon Dawson Against Racism Charges
This is a cross-post of the Minority Report exclusive that absentee linked to in RedHot the other day. Katon Dawson is the Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party. He is one of several announced candidates for the Chairmanship of the Republican National Committee. There is much to like about Chairman Dawson. He has ably run the South Carolina Party for the last seven years | Read More »
How Sedition and Corruption Elected a Coup
As evidenced by a new documentary, the press kept knowledge of anything negative about Obama and the Democrats completely quiet. The average voter had no clue about Bill Ayers, Tony Resko, George Soros, how the Democrats set up the housing crash, how the Democrats set up the Wall Street fiasco, the pending redistribution of wealth, that socialism is a cancer or the coming destruction of | Read More »
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So The Porn Filter Explains Why Linda Ketner Didn’t Mention the Endorsement
Linda Ketner, running against Congressman Henry Brown down in South Carolina, apparently has a porn filter on her campaign fax machine.At least that is what her staff told the South Carolina GOP when it called to verify a fax had been received. A staffer told Rob Godfrey of the SCGOP, “‘We have a porn filter on our fax machine so nothing like that would have | Read More »