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Those Crazy Coopers March 22, 2007

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“ANDERSON CONNECTION” KEEPING IT ALL IN THE FAMILY

FITSNews – March 22, 2007 – Not since that chase scene from The Italian Job have we seen a bunch of Coopers acting so crazy. Seriously. Just when we thought our coverage of the brewing competitive grants scandal at the State House was going to be confined to the Senate side of the building, it turns out those nutty kids in the S.C. House are up to no good as well.

Thanks to one of Columbia’s most influential business lobbyists, FITSNews has learned that the “Anderson Connection” (House Ways and Means Chairman Dan Cooper and his not-too-terribly-bright sidekick Rep. Brian “Mini-Cooper” White), secured a $250,000 “competitive” grant for a little something called the Dolly Cooper Sports Complex in that oasis of sophistication and culture known as Anderson County.

Hmmm. “Coopers.” Anderson County. A massive taxpayer-funded boondoggle … now we’re not Hercule Poirot or anything (and we know an awful lot of inbreeding goes on up in that neck of the woods), but the whole thing seemed a little too coincidental. Of course, being the world-renowned investigative slueths that we are, FITSNewsopened the latest S.C. Legislative Manual dug deep to discover that “Dolly Cooper” is none other than Milford J. Cooper, Chairman Cooper’s father. For the record, the Chairman’s mother is named Melba. Dolly and Melba. From Anderson. Where we’re guessing they tear up the square dance and bingo circuit, people.

UPDATE – Check out how excited Anderson County is about this grant. It’s like the day Melba Cooper got a triple word score in Scrabble. Except a little more expensive.

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1. G.L. - March 22, 2007

The Dolly Cooper Sports Complex has also caused considerable controversey in Anderson County politics especially when it was first proposed about 2 years ago because of the shady nature of the project and the fact that the County Council never had a public vote to give their portion of money to the project. Also, Dolly Cooper was in the S.C. House before Dan.


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