Cast Your Votes For The “Palmetto Power 50” August 15, 2007Posted by fitsnews in Uncategorized.
WHO ARE THE PALMETTO STATE’S TOP POLITICAL PLAYERS?
FITSNews – August 15, 2007 – We figured since GQ magazine just released it’s list of the 50 most powerful people in Washington, D.C., somebody ought to put together a similar list for the Palmetto State. And who better to do it than us, right?
Clearly, Speaker Gilda Cobb-Hunter is at the top of our list – which is pretty amazing considering she’s not actually the Speaker and she’s a Democrat in the middle of a “Republican-controlled” government. We’re also pretty sure another Democrat, U.S. Rep Jim Clyburn, is going to clock in at No. 3, just behind Democrat-turned-Republican Hugh Leatherman.
But who else belongs in the elite pantheon of power? And who doesn’t? For example, will S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford – ostensibly the state’s highest elected official – even make the “Palmetto Power 50?”
We’re compiling our list now, but in the meantime feel free to sumbit your suggestions in the comments section below or e-mail us directly with your thoughts. Political players can be anybody – elected officials, lobbyists, consultants, activists, government employees, big business types, journalists, bloggers, you name it. The complete list will be released later this week …