Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Hall Best Choice for SCGOP Slot

Sunny Phillips over at the Crunchy GOP has a great blog post today on the contenders for SCGOP Chairman, should current seat-warmer Katon Dawson decide to step down in 2007.

Thankfully, she included on her list the thinking man's choice for the position, Columbia attorney Kevin Hall.

While Hall has a few drawbacks (he's one of the lead attorneys for our pseudo-Marxist State Ports Authority, for example), his Republican credentials are otherwise unimpeachable and his intelligence, financial connections and business savvy are light years ahead of any other name mentioned on Phillips' list, with the notable exception of Beaufort attorney and Sanford confidante Tom Davis.

Hall, who is "in like Flynn" with camps Sanford, Graham and DeMint, would bring instant credibility to a position that desperately needs a leadership and intellectual upgrade. On the surface, the SCGOP appears to be bigger and badder than ever, but anyone who follows Palmetto Politics knows that the party is rife with internal divisions and has veered wildly to the left on fiscal issues.

On top of that, PR genius Joe Erwin and the Democrats have manhandled the SCGOP on the earned media front the past two years, a testament to the notoriously small and feeble minds Dawson has employed in critical positions with the party since taking over for Henry McMaster five years ago.

Hall would turn the SCGOP into a winner overnight, and anyone who doubts his ability to play the partisan role and deliver a punch should know this - his favorite musical artist is none other than legendary bad boy Johnny Cash.


Former State Rep. Brad Cain was arrested on "public drunk" and cocaine possession charges in Anderson County the other day after passing out in a Domino's Pizza drive-thru.

We'll leave the political analysis of this local bombshell to the good folks up Anderson way, but the incident does raise a question for us: Since when did Domino's have drive-thrus?

Seriously, is that three medium pizzas for $15 deal still on?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? With Hall being in "like Flynn" with SCRG he'd bring a holly war to the SCGOP. You believe the party to be fractured now, just wait! Not to mention that Hall's only real allegiance is to Nelson Mullins. The same Nelson Mullins that, as you mentioned, represents the Ports Authority (as an aside I believe Mr. Hall was attny of record for that case) as well as the plaintiff's in the equity funding lawsuit. Not to mention the new "cause de jour" against the SCDC. The man is partners with such left leaners as Carl
Epps, Dwight Drake, Steve Morrison and, of course, Dick Riley. Yet you want to put him in charge of the SCGOP?
Seems to me that ol' NMRS is simply looking for a way to play both sides of the street, and Kevin gives them one. I can just see the billable hours now!!
If these are impeachable republican creditials, perhaps I'm not the republican I thuoght I was.

7:24 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kevin Hall is not connected to SCRG. He is tight with Sanford, LIndsey and Demint though, and last time I checked those are the three big guns in the SCGOP. He is also one of the only people who is tight with Quinn, Ryberg and T-Rav. Furthermore Katon said he would serve two terms and step down. So why is he running again? Beltram, Mosteller and the like are a bunch of nut jobs - the last thing the SCGOP needs. I say go for it Kevin. He can bring together a lot of the warring tribes in our party and he has been a lifelong Republican dating back to Reagan.

9:07 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

After all Sanford and SCRG are total strangers to one another!!

9:20 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear FITS, re: Packadermis mucho rectaliuis (mixture of latin and spanish south carolina english hybrid)
Sic Willie were you the photographer?
Inquiring minds want to know...

10:30 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cain should be your best buddy, Will, with all his SCRG support ($15,000 worth, all out of state). His example should show everybody just what type of values you libertarians really have.

12:08 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Campbell…you can’t be serious??

He ran an ok campaign, and has a great last name, but his failure to jump on board the “Andre Express” will guarantee him a bloody nose in any republican race in the future. Think about it…he runs as Carroll Campbell’s son…loses in the primary, then takes a walk on the incumbent Republican in an effort to enable the Democrat to pick up the seat!

Even with the loss in 06, he was primed for a bright political carrier in SC…but he is too thin skinned and has not the fortitude of his dad. The lack of a STRONG endorsement of Andre will cost him that future.

He is out of the picture now…so move on…


7:38 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree W! K-Hall would be the best thing that could happen to the GOP. Now we just need to figure out how to get "Mr. Auto Parts" himself out of the Chairman's race. Let's see if he will really stick to his term limit promise... Katon? Keep a promise?... Doubtful.

7:52 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is a "holly war"??

8:08 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katon was also pledging to enforce "party neutrality" with Bob Peeler campaign signs still sitting in his garage.

11:19 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those aren't the "little cricket" vintage peeler signs that adorned their stores along with the Hodges and other fellow video poker travellers are they?

11:22 AM

Anonymous atwaters ghost said...

Where did you get that picture of Paul Addams?

11:23 AM

Blogger Earl Capps said...

Domino's doesn't have drive throughts. Clearly, the drive through was constructed in an effort to frame Mr. Cain.

Can't you see that obvious truth?

What really happened was that he was tired and took a nap in his car. They constructed the drive through, poured booze down his throat and put the coke on him too.

The same bitch who set Marion Barry up.

5:17 PM


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