Bauer Reportedly Set On Fourth District Challenge July 11, 2007Posted by fitsnews in SC Politics.
FIRST DISTRICT WAS HIS PREFERENCE, BUT U.S. REP. HENRY BROWN ISN’T RETIRING
FITSNews – July 11, 2007 – South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer (whose name we can never get to pop up with the correct accent aigu over the “e”) has apparently settled on challenging U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis for his Fourth District Congressional seat in 2008, sources tell FITSNews. Bauer – long-rumored to covet the coastal First District seat held by Rep. Henry Brown – apparently doesn’t want to wait until Brown retires to make his run for the U.S. Congress, and views Second District Rep. Joe Wilson as unbeatable.
Inglis, of course, alienated a lot of Republicans in South Carolina earlier this year by opposing President Bush on the war in Iraq … at least temporarily. Since then, he’s been doing damage control trying to win back voters in the only Congressional District in the Union (well, there’s probably another one in Utah someplace) that would still elect Bush if he was on the ballot today.
This whole thing is good news, bad news for Bauer. On the one hand, Inglis is vulnerable. On the other hand, everybody knows the coast is way cooler than the Upstate. After all, the coast has Charleston and Myrtle Beach, while the Upstate has a lot of Clempson University graduates and Free Will Baptists … two groups of people that seem to be inexorably drawn to revival tents where they speak in tongues, pass poisonous snakes back and forth and ask God how the hell he let the Gamecocks beat the Tigers last year.
It’s mostly bad news for South Carolina, though, because in a perfect world Wilson would be a wind-up toy, Brown would be collecting dust in a museum to status quo politicians, Inglis would be teaching “dating do’s and dont’s” at Bob Jones University and Bauer would be giving free flying lessons to the S.C. General Assembly.
Quick … somebody pinch us! This dream world is too good to be true …