SCGOP: T. Boone Pickens likes you, gives you $10K; The State gets spun

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With Dear Leader Katon running for RNC chairman like it’s his job, John thought it would be fun to flip through the SCGOP’s federal account report for August (technically the September report).

Among the highlights:

Gotta spend money
On August 27, the SCGOP paid Virginia firm Strategic Media Services a whopping $20,000 for “media services.” Really? Like for, say, Katon’s ad in St. Paul?

The day before, in the only money going to another political organization, the party gave $250 to Haley’s PAC. Haley Barbour, you may know, is the governor of Mississippi and, more importantly, former RNC chairman.

Gotta make money
On August 25, T. Boone Pickens dipped into his bottomless pockets and gave the SCGOP $10,000. That’s like, damn.

Loose ends
The recent kerfuffle involving Dawson and his membership in the whites-only Forest Lake Country Club seems a little off. First, he’s a member for 12 years, and only now he’s concerned about its monochromatic membership?

And, who’s to say the date on his “open letter” is even accurate? Vierdsen thinks it’d be entirely possible for a little quid-pro-quo going on, so that the people running the club have to fall on their swords a little bit, and Katon returns the favor when he gets his beloved chairmanship. The State may have gotten good and hosed.

One thing seems for certain – there is a strong air of fabrication in this story.


3 Responses to “SCGOP: T. Boone Pickens likes you, gives you $10K; The State gets spun”

  1. September 23, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Interesting theory there … but as you and I both know stranger stories have been proven to be true.

  2. 2 Tim
    September 23, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Katon and his band of SCGOP insiders are media/money whores. They profit from their involvement with the GOP.

    As our state spending skyrockets, their futures seem bright. The Forest Lake Country Club resignation is the most transparent, hypocritical move ever tried, but as this is the new corrupt GOP…it will work.
    Money, power and fame are all that matter. Honor is out the door.

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