Columbia, SC — I read recently that South Carolina has the sixth most corruptible state government in the country. I find that hard to believe. Of course New York and Illinois are a given, but I would be hard-pressed to find three others that could top recent activity in our Legislature.
I’m of course referring to the recent episode wherein House Speaker Bobby Harrell helped Chief Justice Jean Toal keep her job. Will she in turn seek to take the heat off him as he faces possible ethics violations? As Lord Acton said, power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. God bless our public servants.