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.
ON BRAD CAIN
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?