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Re: “And with the SPA, it's a crooked record, indeed

Maybe the SCPA was forced to edit Richard N. Cote's work. Prior to contracting him, officials from the SCSPA failed to realize that he was a "hack" writer. Cote would lead people to believe that this is some strange government cover-up. Perhaps it more feasible to believe that was Cote is sham of a writer.

Will, I’ve never heard a liberal ask to privatize anything; especially not a state organization. Maybe if we privatize it soon enough we can get the government to give it a “bailout!”

Posted by SeanSCSPA on February 4, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Re: “And with the SPA, it's a crooked record, indeed

Yes State Port Authority has issues. What large scale organization doesn’t have some degree of internal “Havoc?” Compare the Port of Charleston with other ports, where corruption is so deeply engrained it is considered business as usual.

Although, it is important to note that port’s issue are less internal and more external. One of the largest problems the State Port must deal with a lack of support from the citizens of Charleston and local government. Shipping lines are leaving Charleston, for areas like Savannah, where the State of George encourage business development. Savannah’s shipping infrastructure, including warehousing and FTZ territories, has grown three-fold; while the SCSPA has problems getting permits to clear three acres of weeds for port expansion.
It seems that the citizens of Charleston have forgotten that Charleston is first and foremost a port city. It whole existence is based on shipping. This is due to its prime location and its natural deep water harbor. It seems that with a large scale invasion of northern transplants and retirees, Charleston’s citizens would rather see the port quietly fade away, leaving Charleston resembling Hilton Head. What seems to allude these citizens is that the port is one ofCharleston largest sources of employment.

Its not that the South Carolina State Port that is in need of an overhaul, but Charleston's own citizens.

As a SCSPA employee, I can honestly say this is the biggest piece of garbage I ever read. Its amazing what passes for journalism. Finally, lets consider the source, e.g. The City Paper. From my experience a majority of people who read the City Paper, who mainly consist of near-do-well college student, will accept anything as fact.

Posted by SeanSCSPA on February 4, 2009 at 9:03 PM
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