Monday, August 14, 2006

Katon's Wikipedia Page And Other Musings

We've got to hand it to the good folks over at Wikipedia for hitting the proverbial nail on the head in describing South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson.

In case you haven't visited Mr. Dawson's Wikipedia page lately (we've got a thrice-daily habit ourselves), we'll save you the trip and republish the entry in its entirety:

"Katon Dawson is Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party. He lives in Columbia. He owns an auto parts store."

Yup, thatta 'bout sums it up.

And while we were tempted to open a Wikipedia account (a la Morton Brilliant) just to poke (post) a little fun at the chairman's expense, what more can you really say about the Forrest Gump of Palmetto Politics?

He is the chairman. He does live in Columbia. And yes, he does sell auto parts.

Dawson deserves kudos this week, however, for finally bringing someone on board at party headquarters with an IQ higher than 70 points.

The addition of former Sanford and DeMint campaign aide Kara Borie is a quantum leap forward for the SCGOP apparatus in terms of intelligence, political savvy and sound, fiscal conservative moorings.

And while the same probably could have been said had the party hired a semi-literate pipe fitter to replace the barely literate J.W. Ragley, Borie's statewide and national experience, diverse skill set and seemingly endless reservoir of contacts nonetheless gives the party a potent weapon for 2006.

Borie, who can incidentally fill a little black (or red) dress with the best of 'em, is well on her way to becoming one of the most sought-after political operatives of the 2008 election cycle.


We are pleased to report that FITS girl Stephanie S. is hard at work on our first annual "FITS Fall Fashion Preview," which should be available for your consumption within the next week or two - just in time for bargain-hunting the sale racks along Devine Street.

And while we're sure all the gals at the State House are eagerly awaiting our pearls of wisdom, odds are that the members of the "Metrosexual Lobbyist Caucus" (Larry Marchant, Ed Givens and Michael Gunn) will be the ones glued to their fancy Treo cell phones for hours on end upon its release.

Don't worry Larry, Ed and Michael, we'll be sure to e-mail you an advance copy!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

One wonders what you'd hang on Rod Shealey's or Joe Erwin's Wikipedia page(s)...

tee hee tee hee (sic) 'em Wil

8:14 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Shealys are old hat-- what they did to the party is reprehensible.

10:21 PM

Blogger SCPolitico said...

Those whom care about our thing need to get behind the consultants that be and make sure we obtain the necessary results in November...

1:06 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

While Kara may bring a higher IQ than JW to the table (but really, how high of a standard is that?), she also brings her high-maintenance, inflated sense of self-worth.

If she becomes a highly sought-after operative by the national campaign, it's only becuase they aren't too familiar with here - they should talk to the two SC operations she's worked for (DeMint and Sanford) and ask why they were all too happy to jettison her.

4:19 PM

Anonymous will folks said...

No one on Mark Sanford's 2002 campaign worked harder or contributed more to his victory than Kara Borie. Anybody who says any different wasn't there.

4:24 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you have against a small businessman who owns an auto parts store? Looks like you being elitist and looking down your nose at someone who operates a successful business. I would expect that point of view from a Demo or someone who has a silver spoon in their mouth.

10:14 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No one on Mark Sanford's 2002 campaign worked harder or contributed more to his victory than Kara Borie. Anybody who says any different wasn't there."

That view is shared by very few people (a group that could be counted on one hand), and conspicuously absent from that group is anyone with the last name Sanford. Anybody that says different wasn't there after the election.

10:26 AM

Anonymous a friend said...

Gee Wilbur, leaving out a little about you and Kara Borie's relationship aren't you?

11:34 AM


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