Jakie Not Running
Jakie Knotts, South Carolina's preeminent redneck politician, announced through his consultant this morning that he's not running for governor, meaning incumbent Republican Mark Sanford and Democratic challenger Tommy Moore are all alone on the November 2006 ballot.
According to consultant Rod Shealy, Knotts isn't making the bid because he wouldn't be able to raise the $2 million needed to be competitive.
That's a pretty convenient excuse, and one we'll be delving into a bit more deeply here in the days to come. We're sure the real reason has nothing to do with money, but stay tuned ...