Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Matt Moore is a Talley-whacker

That’s right. The executive director of the SC Club for Growth, Matt Moore, recently whacked Rep. Scott Talley (R-Moore), saying Talley “consistently stood in the way of tort and workers' compensation reform.”

The missive was part of the Club for Growth’s endorsement of another candidate in the Senate District 12 race. A week earlier, the Club also sent out a letter saying Talley had voted against tort and workers compensation reform.

One little problem with all this whacking of Talley, though. According to Robert Dalton of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Moore is just making it all up. Talley voted in favor of tort and workers compensation reform.

And in addition to his altogether unimpressive Talley-whackage, Moore apparently cooked up similar whoppers about Rep. Keith Kelly and Sen. Jake Knotts, according to Dalton's post.

All of which leaves Gervais with three questions:

1. Which interstate welcome sign says it’s “Okie-McDokie” for out-of-state politicos to move to the Palmetto State and lie to South Carolinians?

2. Did I really construct this whole post around the desire to write the term Talley-whacker?

3. Wasn’t Joshua Gross just as capable of this stuff?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

From my dealings with him, Matt is a super nice guy. Probably worth mentioning who recruited him to work in SC. Hint: he lives at 800 Richland Street.

Earl Capps said...

Speaking as someone who is employed as a public relations professional, I can say that if I, or most anyone in my field, put out the number of false ... uummmm ... "mistakes" ... that have gone out in his media releases, we'd have been fired and probably not been able to work in this field again.

The Code of Ethics of the Public Relations Society of America - www.prsa.org - is pretty clear on it.

What gets me most of all is this - they claim to be pro-business, but a lot of decent business people would be appalled at people whose research is so shoddy and who act in such a dishonest manner.

An amazing bunch.

Anonymous said...

An amazing bunch? How about Rod Shealy and family.

Recently accused of circulating staged pictures of an illegal immigrant posing as a contract employee to try to damage a good man. Convicted of violating campaign laws for hiring an unemployed fisherman to run for Congress (to benefit his sister’s political campaign).

You all have short memories.

Leroy Jenkins said...

http://www.nfib.com/object/stateVoteSC.html

Rep. Talley voted wrong (multiple times) on Workers Comp/Tort Reform in 05-06, according to the NFIB. In that case, how is Club for Growth lying about him? NFIB is a pretty respected group. He voted wrong on the amendments that really matter. Rep. Talley just happened to vote "correct" at the end after he helped to weaken every pro-business amendment.

And for that matter, Senator Knotts did vote against a personal income tax cut. Bob Dalton ignores the details of Rep. Talley's record while calling on CFG to NOT ignore the details of Senator Knotts' record. Where I come from we call that a double standard.

I thought Bob Dalton was a respected "news" writer but he's gone down the slippery slope of over-opionated blogger.

tom seaver said...

http://www.nfib.com/object/stateVoteSC.html

Rep. Talley voted wrong (multiple times) on Workers Comp/Tort Reform in 05-06, according to the NFIB. In that case, how is Club for Growth lying about him? NFIB is a pretty respected group. He voted wrong on the amendments that really matter. Rep. Talley just happened to vote "correct" at the end after he helped to weaken every pro-business amendment.

And for that matter, Senator Knotts did vote against a personal income tax cut. Bob Dalton ignores the details of Rep. Talley's record while calling on CFG to NOT ignore the details of Senator Knotts' record. Where I come from we call that a double standard.

I thought Bob Dalton was a respected "news" writer but he's gone down the slippery slope of over-opionated blogger.

Anonymous said...

http://www.nfib.com/object/stateVoteSC.html

Rep. Talley voted wrong (multiple times) on Workers Comp/Tort Reform in 05-06, according to the NFIB. In that case, how is Club for Growth lying about him? NFIB is a pretty respected group. He voted wrong on the amendments that really matter. Rep. Talley just happened to vote "correct" at the end after he helped to weaken every pro-business amendment.

And for that matter, Senator Knotts did vote against a personal income tax cut. Bob Dalton ignores the details of Rep. Talley's record while calling on CFG to NOT ignore the details of Senator Knotts' record. Where I come from we call that a double standard.

I thought Bob Dalton was a respected "news" writer but he's gone down the slippery slope of over-opionated blogger.

Anonymous said...

NFIB= National Front for the Insurance Business

TK said...

Pick your poison: Gross Talley-whackin' or Moore Talley-wackin'

Anonymous said...

Matt's last name is "Moore"? How surprising, seeing as how the founder of the national Club For Growth's last name is Moore. And this kid isn't even from S.C.?

I guess they snake-oil salesman over there aren't only pro-business but are also pro-nepotism.