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South Carolina governed by sketchy characters

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Charleston, SC – What do you call tax cheats, a campaign finance violators, and an adulterous stalkers who win elections? In South Carolina we call it government.

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2010 wrap-up and thanks

In South Carolina, we truly live in interesting times. Whether that’s a curse or a blessing is a matter of opinion, but there’s no question that our state is a world leader in interesting.

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The 2010 Discusties: Person of the Year countdown #1 Nikki Haley

Who else could be number one on our list of persons of the year for South Carolina? A year ago she wouldn’t have even made our top ten, but sex allegations and endorsements by a couple of Sanfords helped propel Nikki Haley the GOP nomination and ultimately to her current spot as governor-in-waiting.

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The 2010 Discusties: Person of the Year countdown #2 Alvin Greene

This time last year, Chad McGowan and Mike Ruckes were the Democrats running against Jim DeMint for his seat in the Senate. When they didn’t seem serious, Vic Rawl jumped in and looked to be a shoe-in for the nomination. Enter Alvin.

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The 2010 Discusties: Person of the Year countdown #3 Jim DeMint

The conventional wisdom is that a first-term U.S. Senator would need to spend a lot of time in the state campaigning for re-election, but the conventional wisdom rarely applies to South Carolina politics.

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The 2010 Discusties: Person of the Year countdown #4 Will Folks

Mark Sanford may have taken a big slide down this year’s list of people who impacted South Carolina, but his former press secretary/apologist turned antagonist Will Folks has jumped into the mix at number four.

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The 2010 Discusties: Person of the Year countdown #5 Mark Sanford

It’s the start of a new year again, so it’s time to unveil this year’s eagerly-awaited Discusties, honoring the folks in and around South Carolina who had the biggest impact on our state in 2010.

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SC to WA: “Suck it, loser!”

It’s true that South Carolina isn’t perfect, but there are a lot of ways we’re better than Washington.

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