Wednesday, April 26, 2006


In the immortal words of Eddie Murphy, let's all give a hearty "Hey, hey Mor-tay!" to a prominent SC political alum making news outside our borders.

FITS would like to welcome back to the spotlight one of our favorite people, Morton Brilliant, ex-spokesman to our own Gov. Jim Hodges as well as former lead lip to Washington State Gov. Christine Gregoire.

Currently serving as campaign manager to Georgia gubernatorial candidate (and Sec. of State) Cathy Cox, it seems our friend Morty has gotten into some hot water over content changes made to the Wikipedia page of Cox's Democratic primary opponent, Georgia Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor.

According to Taylor's campaign, Brilliant has been e-fingered as the guilty party behind changes to the Taylor page that, among other things, revealed the Lieutenant Governor's son had been involved in an alcohol-related car accident that resulted in a fatality.

Why is this news for South Carolina? Well, according to the Taylor camp, it turns out Brilliant has also been busy posting negative Wikipedia entries about our own Gov. Mark Sanford.

Several months ago, FITS was contacted by a reporter regarding Sanford's less-than-flattering Wikipedia description and asked essentially, "What gives?"

Looks like now we know ...

UPDATE: According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cox herself has just addressed the charges against Brilliant, stating that she instructed her staffers not to mention the incident involving Taylor's son and vowing to get to the bottom of the situation.


Anonymous TFC said...

Dear Will,

At least he's not beating up women! Or giving them some lame "5 levels of attraction" to get in their pants.

-The TFC

2:28 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure being born a hermaphrodite has made life quite difficult and is at least part of the reason for your juvenile posts, but seriously, do you not have anything better to add.

2:51 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey TFC and other Will Flamers:

If you're going to flame Will on his own blog, get an original criticism. Dear Lord it's getting tiresome to hear the same things. I can't believe the lack of creativity of the blogosphere posters.

I mean **gasp** he's a smoker. That's got to be good for something, huh?

3:12 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

a pole smoker probably

3:33 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A-hole? Yes. Pole smoker? Doubtful. The only half of the State House lobby Will hasn't boned is the male half. Will may not shoot straight but he definately is straight.

4:00 PM

Anonymous georgia gal said...

What's with SC Press sec's not being able to stay outta trouble!

Morton's thing is all over the evening news here.

4:17 PM

Blogger MrCurious said...

This is some mean s**t being downloaded on this blogger. I'll add my nickel to commentary. I'm not a political insider, and I know what Folks did. Does that discredit his opinions? You folks with the ad hominem stuff are just showing your rear ends, and are showing your class by not signing your names. Man up or shut up.

Now, my intent originally was to remind everyone that Taylor's son's DUI occurred right here in the Holy City. A sad deal for all, and certainly should not be grist for the political mill.

6:02 PM

Blogger Earl Capps said...

yeah, it is pretty bad when all the responses to this posting have nothing to do with the posting itself.

that was a pretty low-blow for the guy to make. but not like he did much better in SC. maybe that's one reason he's no longer employed here?

8:37 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got a hunger twisting my stomach into knots. That my tongue was tied off. My brain's repeating "if you've got an impulse let it out." But they never make it past my mouth. This is the sound of settling. Our youth is fleeting, old age is just around the bend. And I can't wait to go grey. And I'll sit and wonder of every love that could've been if I'd only thought of something charming to say. This is the sound of settling.

10:03 PM

Anonymous Jay S. said...

Why don't you people who are so quick to post something about Will just sign your names?

It's really old. Drop it; get over it. Talk/ debate about some of the ideas and points that this blog offers its readers. I don't know Will - never met him. But I do know everyone make mistakes, and I am certain there is something in your past which we could spend multiple posts on this blog talking about...so give us your name. No point in Will being the only topic of conversation.

11:39 PM


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