And Another Thing
Posted by Warren Bolton on October 22, 2014
DON WEAVER’S CLAIM that Richland County Council Chairman Norman Jackson “was ultimately responsible for fixing the 2012 Election Day fiasco” and “did nothing” might be pretty damaging. If it was true. It’s not.
But I’m sure Mr. Weaver, who is running to unseat Mr. Jackson in Council District 11 on Nov. 4, is hoping that voters still fuming over having to wait in line for up to seven hours to cast their ballots — as well as those who had to leave before they could vote — won’t focus on whether what he’s saying in recent campaign literature is true or not. If they vote in anger, they might just vote against Mr. Jackson.
But Mr. Weaver must know that the story he’s peddling in a recent mailing, which my colleague Cindi Scoppe shared with me, isn’t true. And if he knows his claim is bogus, what does that say about how he handles the truth? If he doesn’t know any better, you might wonder how good a grasp he has on the way the county government he wants to help run works.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on September 22, 2014
WHEN HOUSE Speaker Pro Tem Jay Lucas rolled out his latest ad hoc study committee last week, panel chairman Murrell Smith praised him for “proactively appointing this diverse Committee to make sure such a major undertaking is done right,” noting that “building momentum is just as important as identifying and instituting the right reforms.”
Posted by Warren Bolton on September 8, 2014
The members of the Richland County legislative delegation who reappointed Adell Adams to the county elections commission, saying they value “institutional knowledge” must be struggling with recollection themselves.
Posted by Warren Bolton on September 2, 2014
Anyone who failed to vote in the June primaries practically missed out on all the county-level races in Lexington and Richland counties. Most of the county council and countywide races that were contested — and a good bit weren’t — were contended for during the primary. With no challenger from an opposing party on Nov. 4, the June winners will assume those offices.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on August 22, 2014
I like George Will. Don’t always agree with him, and find a couple of his positions maddening, but I think he’s very logical and very smart and presents his arguments very effectively and, here’s the really important thing, presents his arguments honestly.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on August 7, 2014
On Tuesday, we ran an editorial calling on the state’s Constitutional Ballot Commission to write easy-to-understand explanations to add to the November ballots for the two constitutional amendments we’ll be voting on.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on July 30, 2014
A reasonable person could ask how Education Superintendent Mick Zais’ plan to strip all vestiges of Common Core from our state’s curriculum standards could drive me to apologize for endorsing him four years ago but leave me with no second thoughts about my June endorsement of a candidate who supported what he was doing.