May 5, 2011
Suds: Sugar, Vinegar, and Collards
- As promised last week by newly-minted SCDP Chairman Dick Harpootlian, the South Carolina Democratic Party is airing the ad above in multiple media markets on Fox News all day. (The first Republican presidential debate takes place tonight in Greenville, SC and will be aired of Fox News.) Click here to donate to keep the ad on the air.
- After several witnesses corroborated that Gov. Nikki Haley used her security detail to fetch her and her entourage drinks at the bar during the Heritage golf tournament, Sen. Jakie Knotts, a critic of Haley, attempted to amend the budget yesterday to provide that security detail couldn’t be used to run personal errands. In a back-and-forth with Knotts over the measure, Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler offered the following gem: “You catch me with sugar not vinegar, although vinegar goes good with collard greens.” If you aren’t following Sen. Peeler on Twitter, you should be because he’s hilarious.
- For all of those who claimed that the battle against the Amazon tax break was aimed at protecting small businesses, it looks like Gov. Haley and Walmart had a special quid pro quo arrangement the whole time. (Walmart was among the most vocal opponents of the Amazon tax break.) More Walmarts = far more harm to small businesses than a sales-tax-free Amazon distribution center would’ve been.