Here are the posts from the SC political blogosphere this week that stuck to my ribs:
The Crunchy Republican shares her views on why public education is so important to her:
"We hardly even considered public schools because we had heard … things like 5th graders having babies and fourth graders being "held up" for their Coca-Cola money... Despite the fact that I don't have children enrolled in South Carolina's public schools, I am extremely interested in what happens there…My kids interact with public schooled children often. We go to public parks, churches, malls and other areas where they come in frequent contact with children in public schools."
Yikes! I give my daughter a bath if she comes within ten feet of those wretched lepers. Sometimes, I make her wear public school-kid repellent, too. I’m just joking. This whole distrust of public schools helps explain a lot -- such as why every time Mark Sanford farts, Crunchy hears a Shakespearean sonnet and smells a fresh ocean breeze.
The Teen Republican makes a splash on the scene, and also proves that puberty and politics don't mix, with a list of his favorite and least favorite politicians, from which the following is excerpted:
Worst SC Democrat - Inez Tenenbaum (*cough* Tenenbitch *cough*)
Worst SC Republican - N/A
Welcome aboard, kid. Remember, Mrs. T can change your report card to all F's with one keystroke.
And SC Hotline links to a press release from South Carolinians for Responsible Government, which details their last attempt at relevance, a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against Dorchester Two. SCRG wants to make sure no tax money was used to help defeat their private school tuition tax credit agenda. For a group whose president sends The State phony letters to the editor under a pseudonym, SCRG sure cares a lot about impropriety.
Here's a clue voucher from Gervais, SCRG: It wasn't "Dorchester Two tax dollars on the grassy knoll" that killed Put Parents In Charge -- it was Professor "This-Legislation-Blows"... in the library... with a candlestick.
That's all for now, kids. Have a great weekend!