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S.C. Democratic Chairwoman Tries Changing Her Tune On T-Rav July 30, 2007

Posted by fitsnews in SC Politics.

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FITSNews – July 30, 2007 – A month after bashing him as a “common street criminal” and a “spoiled rich kid buying his way into office,” South Carolina Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Fowler all of a sudden wants to take the high road with her public comments about former State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel, who resigned his office last week after being indicted on cocaine charges. In a statement published in the Greenville News over the weekend, Fowler says:

“South Carolina Democrats wish the best for Mr. Ravenel as he goes through the difficult process of rehabilitation.”

Awww, Carol … you shouldn’t have. The irony here is that while Fowler was popping off at the mouth like the decrepit, second-rate political dinosaur she is, former State Treasurer Grady Patterson – Ravenel’s opponent in the 2006 election – took the high road from the very beginning and earned tremendous respect across party lines for doing so. To their credit, Patterson and most Democrats have shown statesmanship throughout the Ravenel fiasco. Fowler on the other hand has consistently shown her ass.



1. Never Forget - July 30, 2007

Grady was right: Character Counts! TRav proved it. So did Charlie.

We can’t defend Carol’s initial “bashing,” but we can point out it’s nothing compared to the attack dog comments common here.

Maybe if the political hacks (like will) responsible for selling S.C. the TRav embarrassment would just say “sorry” (and really mean it), maybe, just maybe Grady would come out of retirement “just one more time” to bring dignity back to the Treasurer’s office.

Naw, that will never happen.

Grady might run again, but those responsible for pushing this embarrassment on S.C. won’t say sorry. Right now they’re just laying low and being quiet about it. Hoping we will forget.

2. Denis Sined - July 30, 2007

The thought of it just ruined my Monday, oh how I hate Monday’s…

3. Denis Sined - July 30, 2007

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4. the earl capps fan club - July 30, 2007

can you guys just say one thing…earl capps is a drag queen! pictures coming soon…from a website that he deleted a long time ago

5. Yahoo - July 31, 2007

An intelligent, articulate Democratic Party in SC would have a field day with Mark Sanford and the SC GOP. AS a republican, I can say we benefit from the “token” advisories like Ms. Fowler…that are more in tune with fools like Howard Dean than the average Carolinian.

When Katon and Mark say prayers at night, I suspect they rarely are thankful for the ineptitude and downright silliness of that group of Democrat wannabes. But they sure should be, as if the Dems were just a little bit smart…they would have the front page headline on a weekly basis by exposing the “true GOP”.

6. Anonymous - July 31, 2007

Trafficking is not limited to the substantive offenses of purchasing, possessing, and selling large amounts of controlled substances. Conspiring and attempting to do those acts also constitute trafficking. The part of the trafficking statute pertinent to this case is as follows: “Any person who knowingly … attempts[] or conspires to … purchase … ten grams or more of cocaine … is guilty of a felony which is known as ‘trafficking in cocaine.’” S.C. Code Ann. § 44-53-370(e)(2) (2002).

7. Anonymous - August 17, 2007

Prosecutors and defense attorneys for former South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel want more time to review materials in his case on a federal cocaine charge.

The 45-year-old multimillionaire developer has pleaded not guilty to one federal count of possession with intent to distribute less than 500 grams of cocaine.

Ravenel is free on bond. He has been in a New Mexico rehab facility for several weeks. He resigned as treasurer last month.

Jury selection had been scheduled to begin next month.

If the request is granted, the trial for Ravenel and co-defendant Michael Miller would be postponed until November.

Ravenel faces up to 20 years in prison if he’s convicted.

8. Anonymous - August 21, 2007

Needs more time? What a farce! If you pay lawyers enough money they will do anything. The judicial process is in a sad state of affairs. Money and drugs are driving the system. Let’s all celebrate.

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