Wallace, Texas Ranger
It wasn't exactly the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, but property owned by Charleston Rep. Wallace Scarborough's clan probably won't be among the most sought-after Trick-or-Treat locations in the Lowcountry this coming Halloween.
According to news reports, Scarborough (a.ka. "irate utility customer")spent a night in the tank after firing his 9mm at two SCE&G line employees working in his parents' back yard Monday evening. Scarborough claims the gun went off accidentally, adding "if I wanted to shoot 'em, they'd be dead."
Who exactly is Scarborough's political consultant these days, Clint Eastwood?
We do know that one of his attorneys is none other than Rep. John Graham Altman, a colleague of Scarborough's in the General Assembly who decided not to run for re-election after a controversial domestic violence interview in which he called WIS-TV reporter Kara Gormley stupid.
Without knowing exactly what happened down there in Tombstone between Scarborough and the two SCE&G employees, we'll reserve judgment for now while Wyatt Earp and the rest of the local authorities sort things out.
However, the real question here is not who fired what, when and how, it's why on earth Scarborough, upon finding himself neck-deep in a potential public relations disaster, called walking P.R.-debacle John Graham Altman for help.
Talk about pouring gasoline on a fire.
Stay tuned for more details in the days to come ... this story has Sic Willie blog potential.