April 28, 2011
Suds: Bye-bye, Amazon jobs. Thanks, GOP.
- Charleston City Paper’s relentless Chris Haire pens a scalding column about national conservative pundits’ love for Gov. Nikki Haley.
- The Midlands loses 1250 jobs as the Tea Party drives GOP legislators to renege on a promise Gov. Mark Sanford made to Amazon.com in order to lure the company to the state. This article in The State describes Haley’s approach to the deal as “hands off.” Seems to me that she flubbed a big chance to be a leader, rise above the fray, and broker a compromise. Oh well. It’s not like our state has a 9.6% unemployment rate or anything.
- This week’s Columbia Free Times features an in-depth piece by Corey Hutchins on the race for chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party.
- Meant to mention this earlier in the week but forgot. In John O’Connor’s article a few days ago about Haley’s first 100 days in office, there’s an interesting little nugget. Governor Transparency (TP-Lexington) has declined every interview request by the state’s largest newspaper since she was sworn in. Her office did not respond to questions posed for this particular article. So… lemme get this straight. She’s got time for Army Wives, The New York Times Magazine, ABC’s This Week, and multiple shows on Fox News, but she can’t sit down and talk to the The State? Unbelievable.