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Comment Archives: Stories: Best of Charleston: Politics & Public Affairs

Re: “Best Future Congressman

What a pick -- right in the middle of the Limbaugh blow-up. I suppose he'd fit right in with all the GOP pols who preach purity and get caught with their pants down.

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Posted by follitics on March 7, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Best City Council Member

Go, Seeks!

Posted by Kim Banks on November 15, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Best Charlestonian to Defriend

Editor alert: Correct usage in this case is "Have you ever swum...."

I agree with bill e. Grampa Joe may be getting on in years, but until a viable candidate can step forward who has a reasonable chance of accomplishing even a quarter of what Mayor Riley has for this city, I'm sticking with him.

Posted by natj on March 18, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Best Charlestonian to Defriend

maybe about time to let someone else try their hand at being mayor. it would be nice to see what just one other mayor would do, since he's been in what, 34 or so years?
however in the last 15 years, there as been a radical improvement to the downtown area, places i can go without immediate threat to my well-being, so i guess he can't be all bad.

Posted by livelovedream on March 18, 2011 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Best School Board Member

I'm open to any evidence to the contrary.

Posted by hdescopeland on March 16, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Best School Board Member

He has no vision and he doesn't listen.

Posted by hdescopeland on March 16, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Best Response to Don't Ask Don't Tell

Great story! FYI - Our gay troops are saying "Do Ask, Do Tell" now at http://OutMilitary.com - the New Social Network for Gay Service members.

Posted by sue22 on March 14, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Best Sore Loser Since Ted Knight in Caddyshack

Dan Davis has done a great job for Berkeley County and it showed in the election results.

Posted by palmettotree on March 13, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Best Charlestonian

Agreed. Give Bill a key.

Posted by palmettotree on March 13, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Best Greenie

I guess you'd need to define "good" political fights. Their tactics have something to be desired.

The SCCCL started off as a good organiczation but has, over the years, created a bureaucracy in their organization that requires creating crisis after crisis to keep funded.

Posted by palmettotree on March 13, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Best Local Cause

Good organization. Liked the window painting they did a few years back.

Posted by palmettotree on March 13, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Best Charlestonian to Defriend

I just wish that Riley would put Planning Director Tim Keane ns a leaky rowboat during the crosstown flooding. Keane and his band of we-will-grant-a-variance for anything planners have ruined life in the city.

Last time I looked at state law, variances for parking, height and setbacks required proving a "hardship" existed. Since the BZA doesn't care about state law, this doesn't apply to Charleston.

Posted by palmettotree on March 13, 2011 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Best Philanthropist

Mrs. Zucker is the best of the best. Excellent choice, Charleston.

Posted by palmettotree on March 13, 2011 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Best City Council Member

If you are not a bicyclist or live near his house on the peninsula, he won't return your phone calls or emails.

I would never have voted for him if I had known that he is so easily swayed by bike advocates and the downtown crowd. He is also a master at telling people on both sides of an issue that he supports their side. One to watch, for sure, but not because he is the best council member.

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Posted by palmettotree on March 13, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Best Troublemaker

Name one thing Mallard has accomplished for his district.

He has spent a lot of time the last year in court fighting creditors and foreclosure actions. Look under court actions on the Charleston County Clerk website at
http://www3.charlestoncounty.org/docs/CoC/…

Go under Circuit Court on the left side of the page, click ACCEPT at the bottom of the disclaimer page and then put in his name on the next page. Note the settlement with Harbor Bank in January and the pending actions.

Why would anyone want to run for office when they can't even pay their bills?

Posted by palmettotree on March 13, 2011 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Best School Board Member

Chris is doing an excellent job. He has vision and he listens. Those are two great qualities in a leader.

Posted by bill e on March 11, 2011 at 10:46 PM

Re: “Best Charlestonian to Defriend

Mayor Joe may be a powerful force in the lowcountry but last I checked he had no control over sea level or our annual rainfall. Charleston would not be the City it is without Mayor Joe at the helm the last 9 terms!

Posted by bill e on March 11, 2011 at 10:45 PM

Re: “Best City Council Member

I will be the first to admit I was a little nervous when we lost Y.E. on the council -- but also first to proclaim Mike is doing a stellar job !

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Posted by bill e on March 11, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Re: “Best Local Cause

LLF Rocks! from promoting local businesses to getting local food in restaurants to protecting our endangered species, the local farmer -- LLF is all about bringing us together as community. Keep up the good work!

Posted by bill e on March 11, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Best Use of Culinary Puns on the Campaign Trail

I had so many yolks I didn't use

Posted by Nathalie Dupree on March 10, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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