We Told You So ... A Month Ago
Thirty-five days after it was first reported here on FITS, the mainstream media has finally picked up on "Redneck RINO" Jakie Knotts potential gubernatorial bid.
Knotts talked to the AP yesterday, telling them that he hasn't made a decision yet but would consider not running if incumbent Republican Gov. Mark Sanford, well, showed him a little love.
Given that Knotts was one of only two Republicans to join Tommy Moore and the Democrats in killing an income tax cut for millions of hard-working South Carolinians back in 2004, there's actually a good chance he'd take more votes from Democrats than Republicans if he indeed chooses to run.
Of course, there's also an excellent chance that he won't run, particularly when he looks at poll numbers and realizes he's gotten his cholesterol level and his statewide favorability ratings confused.
Sanford's campaign was once again imbecilic in its response, however, first playing the evasive card, then missing a golden message opportunity (again) and finally reminding us of the fact that Jason Miller, for reasons surpassing all human understanding, remains on the payroll as campaign manager.
Knotts - as well as his Don Quixote-esque anti-Sanford campaign - is a joke, but people will only realize the self-aggrandizing (pardon the pun) humor of it all when the governor's campaign decides to take its head out of its a-- and get back on message.
Oh, and until next time, don't say we here at FITS never learned you nuttin'.