Never Assume Anybody Cares, People, Pt. II
While nobody outside the eight people who read FITS will probably care about this, we are sure that this little nugget will nonetheless have lasting reverberations and recriminations here on our comments page.
It seems as if our own Sic Willie has landed himself smack dab in the middle of campaign 2006, which suprises every one and no one all at the same time.
Our favorite bad boy is, after all, suis generis.
Below in its entirety is the press release from the Sicster himself that landed in our inbox just a moment ago:
SHEALY RETAINS VIEWPOLITIK, LLC FOR THREE STATEWIDE RACES
Former Rivals to Collaborate on Electing Conservative Republicans in November
September 28, 2006
Veteran South Carolina political consultant Rod Shealy has retained the services of Viewpolitik, LLC, the Columbia S.C.-based political consulting firm founded by former Mark Sanford spokesman Will Folks, to assist in three statewide races over the final stretch of the 2006 campaign. Viewpolitik will provide counter-negative consulting services for the campaigns of GOP Treasurer Nominee Thomas Ravenel, Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom and Lieutenant Gov. Andre Bauer, all of whom are being advised by Shealy.
“As far as crafting and delivering a message, Will has one of the sharpest young political minds I’ve seen in a long time,” Shealy said. “The Democrat opponents in these three races – Mr. Barber, Mr. Theodore, and Mr. Patterson – have each begun their misleading “mudslinging” campaigns, and I expect Will to be an invaluable asset to counter these negative attacks, just as he did for Sanford four years ago.”
Folks, 32, was the lead spokesman, copywriter and graphic designer for Gov. Mark Sanford’s successful 2002 gubernatorial campaign. He also served as the governor’s press secretary from January 2003 to August 2005. Since leaving the governor’s office, Folks has worked on a variety of different issues and campaigns, serving as a media consultant to groups like SC Free Market Ports and Putting Students First.