Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: All hail the queen!

  Pinehurst voters  made history Tuesday evening by electing the village’s first female mayor (Ginsey was appointed) and the first council member from Pinewild.   From the beginning, mayoral candidate Nancy Fiorillo and council candidate John Strickland had the best fundraising numbers and the best organized campaigns.  That work paid…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Southern Pines 2011: Progress Energy, Food Lion and Bo’s can breathe a little easier …

  The NIMBY ticket — and potential startup law firm — of Smith, Smithson and Woodruff went down in flames like the Hindenberg zeppelin on Tuesday.  Southern Pines voters rejected their platform of boycotting grocery stores and reading by candlelight and endorsed the more steady,  conservative approaches of David McNeill,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Democrats Economy Politics

Charlotte 2012: Watch what DNC does, not what they say

        After public complaints about non-union local businesses being shut out of business opportunities for the 2012 DNC convention in Charlotte, national and state Democrats promised that non-union local businesses would get a fair shot at providing goods and services to the convention.  Unfortunately — as it…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Jim DeMint Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans South Carolina Walter Jones

Senator DeMint: We are STILL not cutting.

    For those of us active in The Tea Party, who thought we really brought change to Washington in November 2010, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint’s (R-SC) article in National Review provides quite a reality check for us: Despite bipartisan promises to cut spending after the 2010 elections, Washington politicians…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Campaign 2011: IS IT OVER YET ??????

    Ah, yes.  This wonderful expression of democracy we’ve been treated to here in the county of Moore for the last few months will mercifully come to an end Tuesday evening.  In case you’ve been busy for the last few months, let me recap the action for you: In…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Is the V-A-T a B-U-S-T?

The Village Action Team took to the stage at the beginning of the campaign like a storm.  It pushed a specific agenda and endorsed the candidacies of Nancy Fiorillo, Mark Parson, and John Cashion.  The  group spent a lot of money on ads in The Pilot and in PineStraw encouraging…

Posted in Bev Perdue Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics Thom Tillis

Sounds like somebody’s getting a little fussy …

          Boy, you ought to hear the Raleigh press corps — whining like a bunch of babies.  The mean old Republicans in charge of things in the NC legislature have scheduled business for Monday, and WON’T guarantee that something newsworthy like VETO OVERRIDES might happen.  Take…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Campaign 2012 Media Politics South Carolina

Former S.C. First Lady speaks out on Herman Cain and media’s scandal fixation

    Jenny Sanford was speaking from experience when she penned her op-ed that appeared Thursday in Columbia’s State newspaper.  She was The Palmetto State’s first lady when her now ex-husband, then-Gov. Mark Sanford, was caught covering up an extramarital affair.  Ms. Sanford has seen firsthand what the spotlight from…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics South Carolina

First it’s Kotter. Now it’s Bauer. (Welcome back, Andre?)

          Former South Carolina lieutenant governor Andre Bauer appears to be trying for a political comeback by running for Congress in 2012: The race for who will represent the new Horry County-anchored 7th Congressional District is starting to take shape, seven months ahead of the June…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Obama Politics Thom Tillis

D.C. Dems straddle fence on union vs. non-union labor at Charlotte 2012 convention

          North Carolina is one of the least-unionized states in the country.  The Democrat Party, which owes the unions BIG TIME, is holding its 2012 national convention in Charlotte, the largest city in one of the least-unionized states.  How do you win the hearts and minds…