Who's Hot Part II - Electric Boogaloo
FITS' crack staff was literally under siege from every direction yesterday as the buzz surrounding our now infamous "Who's Hot at the State House" list spread through the South Carolina political community faster than John Graham Altman's chronic psoriasis on a particularly hot and humid summer afternoon. A furious Rep. Dan Cooper (pictured, above) joined fellow Ways & Means Committee Members (pictured, background) in angrily denouncing the list, and Governor Mark Sanford - in rare synchronicity with the Legislature - also intimated that the list was "entirely inappropriate." The governor said something or the other about his and Jenny's "four little boys" and that FITS' list (see post below) did nothing to "keep South Carolina home to them, or frankly a lot of other kids and grandkids that are out there."
"More importantly, I am definitely hotter than Larry Marchant," the governor added once his wife was out of earshot. "What kind of bull#%&* is that?"
Reaction was understandably strong given the unexpected swarm of publicity accompanying the release of the FITS' lists, which were read aloud on the Andy Thomas Radio Show yesterday afternoon prior to an appearance on the program by the Queen of the SC Blogosphere herself, Laurin P. Manning.
"What are FMN shoes?" a befuddled Thomas asked his listeners.
Prevailing sentiment is that Sen. Vince Sheheen should have gotten a nod on the guys side (what can we say, Vince, sorry!) and that Jennifer Sparks, an aide to veteran GOP strategist Warren Tompkins, should have been included w/ the girls. We're hoping to devote today's comments section to additional entries for consideration, so hop on and tell us who you think we missed!
Speaking of which, a quick note to all you commenters out there. While FITS gets cracking on its sure-to-blow-the-thang-up-again "Who's NOT Hot at the State House" list, please remember that commenting anonymously is permitted (and encouraged) on this website. Commenting while pretending to be someone else, however, is bush league and will not be tolerated. Yesterday Mark Plowden, a friend of two FITS' staffers, and "Record Keeper," a frequent poster on www.laurinmanning.com, had their identities hijacked by fraudulent posters on this website.
This is supposed to be fun kids! Let's keep it that way and not steal people's names or online identities.