Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Agenda: S.C.'s Facebook breakups; Uber clears regulatory hurdle; Tinkler favored in House race

Scoppe: Haley's 'overstepping' is "the stuff of dictators and tyrants"

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 11:52 AM

click to enlarge Both Rep. Mark Sanford and petition candidate for governor Thomas Ravenel have taken to Facebook to air their relationship troubles in recent weeks. - SANFORD OFFICIAL PHOTO, RAVENEL TV AD
  • Sanford official photo, Ravenel TV ad
  • Both Rep. Mark Sanford and petition candidate for governor Thomas Ravenel have taken to Facebook to air their relationship troubles in recent weeks.

Would the founding fathers been able to operate a computer machine? Would the wild and untamed interwebs have doomed the American Experiment? These questions and more in today's P&C feature, "Sanford, Ravenel and the Facebook breakups", looking at S.C. politicos' affinity for over-sharing. [P&C]

Independent petition candidate for governor Tom Ervin called Gov. Nikki Haley 'tone deaf' over her rejection of tighter gun laws for domestic violence offenders during a debate last week. [G'ville News]

With House Speaker Bobby Harrell unable to take office even if he does win Tuesday's general election, Democrat Mary Tinkler is the favorite to take over the seat, previously held by Harrell and the Republicans for more than 20 years. Tinkler and Green Party candidate Sue Edward are the only ones who will be listed who are qualified to be declared the winner. [P&C]

Uber cleared another hurdle to doing business legally in S.C. recently, with state officials finding that the company's insurance policy for drivers and passengers is adequate. The company still has a pending application with regulators to become a licensed car service. [P&C]

The status of Charleston Superintendent Nancy McGinley's position with Charleston County Schools appears "unclear" after an executive session meeting was called over the weekend to discuss a personnel matter first-thing on Monday morning. [CP, P&C]

Scott Isaacks, who served as the interim director of the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, was named the hospital's official director on Monday. [P&C]

From Cindi Scoppe in The State opinion pages on Nikki Haley's 'overstepping': "That is the stuff of dictators and tyrants. That, more than policy or personal characteristics, is reason to replace her." [The State]

Rolling Stone, on "Being Bill Murray" [Rolling Stone]


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