Somebody’s Gonna Be Angry December 4, 2007Posted by fitsnews in SC Politics.
“THERE’LL BE A HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN TONIGHT”
FITSNews – December 4, 2007 – If you happen to be a bottle of Scotch currently residing anywhere within a fifty-mile radius of State Rep. Annette Young, this might be a good time to run for your life.
That’s because Young’s hand-picked Supreme Court nominee, Diane Goodstein, failed to make it out of today’s Judicial Merit Selection Committee screening process – a shock to Palmetto political observers (including us) and a huge defeat for Young, who had previously guaranteed her colleagues that Goodstein would emerge from the crowded field of would-be Supremes.
Young also personally delivered several campaign checks to state legislators from a company owned by Goodstein’s husband, former State Rep. Arnold Goodstein.
Obviously, one component of the alleged Beattygate conspiracy has now unraveled, and while we weren’t at today’s meeting (we had an important X-Box 360 date with the Philadelphia Eagles) our bet is that the committee members didn’t want to take the heat associated with fulfilling this particular end of the bargain. Or it could have been that Judge Goodstein simply wasn’t one of most qualified candidates.
Yet even though Young’s end of the alleged deal has now completely fallen through, we’ll have to stay tuned to see whether or not the Legislative Black Caucus makes good on its part of the widely-rumored arrangement – namely supporting Rep. Harry Cato in his bid for Speaker of the House.