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‘Southern Charm’ Goes Full Douche

Plus, Bull Street Stadium Clears Early Hurdle
By Porter Barron Jr.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 |
The controversial proposal to build a minor league baseball stadium on Bull Street cleared its first major hurdle last night, as City Council approved a licensing agreement between the city and Hardball Capital with a 4 to 3 vote.

State senators on a panel charged with investigating allegations of malfeasance at the South Carolina Retirement Systems Investment Commission have apologized to its chairman, having cleared him of any ethical violations, according to The Greenville News. Hard feelings and accusations between Treasurer Curtis Loftis and RSIC Chairman Reynolds Williams have roiled the commission for years now.

Politico Magazine takes a thorough look at Tea Party hero Jim DeMint’s exercise in losing friends and influence over at the Heritage Foundation.

The State reports that two large companies, tech-giant IBM and construction firm Fluor, are looking to lease office space in a building planned for USC’s Innovista research campus.

The Post and Courier beats up on the debut of Southern Charm, a new reality TV show set in Charleston featuring disgraced political scion Thomas Ravenel and a passel of posturing dilettantes. Unintentionally hilarious quote from the show: “When I got out of prison, I was listless and I found polo.” – T-Rav

In related nonsense, T-Rav’s camp is teasing The Post and Courier about him launching a possible third-party bid against Sen. Lindsey Graham, should Graham clinch the GOP nomination. Sounds more like Ravenel is already jockeying for a reality TV spin-off.

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