The Berkeley Independent: Scott On Way to Big Win
The Tim Scott event last night was fantastic, and it was great to spend some time with an inspiring group of Lowcountry Republicans. But it’s not so much the story by the Berkeley Independent which renders it worthy of Assigned Reading — instead, it’s the fact that at the link in question, two things jump out as noteworthy:
First, my enormous forehead is prominently on display. In the background of the first photo showing Tim Scott (photo taken by Frank Johnson), you can clearly see my forehead–a five-head, really–taking up quite a bit of visual real estate as I engage in some LiveTwittering. Also in the background with me is fellow conservative blogger Susannah Fleetwood, who writes regularly for RedState and for John Hawkins at RightWingNews. We met at FreedomWorks’ BlogCon up in Washington, D.C. back in September, and it was nice seeing her and her husband again.
The second thing which jumps out at me from the Berkeley Independent article is the nature of the first (and so far only) comment. Read for yourself:
patrrick c. labbe wrote:11/3/2010 5:58 AM EDT on Journal Scene
If you want to know why, on every electoral map you see, the state of South Carolina has a giant blue blob in the middle of it, look no further than Mr. Patrrick C. Labbe. That “blue blob” is South Carolina’s sixth congressional district, home to “great stateman” James Clyburn, and Mr. Patrrick C. Labbe is a typical Clyburn voter.
Unfortunately, the sixth congressional district is a lot like my five-head: expansive, though beautiful in places. (Kidding.) Unlike my five-head, however, SC-6 is also the most gerrymandered district in the state, and possibly one of the most gerrymandered districts in the country. Therefore, as awful and unfortunate as it may be, it will likely take a talented, black congressional candidate–much like Tim Scott–to depose Clyburn and restore sanity to … well … those who, unlike Mr. Patrrick C. Labbe, are not already too far gone.