The Agenda: Election Day, 737 MAX, Haley pushes for offshore drilling

Johns Island development will likely change, move forward

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, May 7, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Colbert Busch, Sanford, and Platt appear on todays special election ballot
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  • Colbert Busch, Sanford, and Platt appear on today's special election ballot
Election Day - Polls are open in the 1st District today until 7pm. To find out if you live in the district, visit The media scrutiny around the race has ramped up in the past few days as polls show the race tightening in favor of Mark Sanford (CP). In addition to hosting scads of national reporters, the candidates have spent the last few days criss-crossing the district in search of votes. Sanford has even taken to commandeering reporters' rental cars (BuzzFeed) between campaign stops to squeeze in time for an interview and running into traffic (NBC News) in search of a sympathetic voter to challenge a reporter's assumption that women could be against him. The polls may be hinting at momentum for Sanford, but even if Elizabeth Colbert Busch could pull out a win, would she be able to hold the seat? (538/NYT)

Beach - Ahead of the Charleston County Council meeting where members are expected to vote down (CP) the proposed Kiawah River Plantation TIF, Beach Co. officials say they will likely move forward (CRBJ) with altered plans for the Johns Island development. With zoning already in place for 1,000+ units, Beach CEO John Darby says some things may change, but "those are things we will evaluate over the next couple years."


Drill baby, drill - Gov. Nikki Haley joined governors (SC Radio) from Texas, N.C., Alabama, Mississippi, and Alaska at an offshore drilling conference in Houston on Monday to push for support for loosening offshore drilling rules and regs put in place after the BP oil spill in the Gulf.

737 MAX - According to job listings (CRBJ) for Boeing S.C., the company is planning to station about 20 employees at the company's North Charleston campus who will be responsible for designing a portion of the new 737 MAX passenger jet.

January Little
Chs. Schools - Read the inspirational story (CP) of Burke High School junior January Little, who has overcome abuse, poverty, being put in foster care, and more to be on his way to college with help from a scholarship earned through a life-skills training program in Charleston schools. Little served as the emcee at last week's State of the Schools ceremony for Charleston County School District.

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"sought to challenge the notion that he has a problem among women voters by spending part of a visit to a small shopping street"

Because women love to shop see. He had to catch them at the shopping place doing what they do best, shopping for shit. Otherwise he'd have to trespass into their homes to see them cooking. Because where else would they be? Mark Sanford. He gets women.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on May 7, 2013 at 12:28 PM

at least Sanford doesn't have a mugshot:…

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Posted by Wekq4 on May 7, 2013 at 12:34 PM

"On Sunday, the Independent Sentinel reported that Colbert-Busch spent time in jail on contempt-of-court charges during a messy divorce."

Yes, how dare a woman be upset and show frustration during what is hands-down one of the most difficult experiences anyone can go through. Bitch should keep her mouth shut.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on May 7, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Just give up, Beach Company.

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Posted by brewengineer on May 7, 2013 at 12:43 PM

"support for loosening offshore drilling rules and regs put in place after the BP oil spill in the Gulf."

In my haste to be clever about Mark Sanford I missed this originally. Wow. Can the corporate oligarchy fanboys here tell me some reasons why this is a good idea? And I'm not being facetious (except for the fanboy thing). I don't think any real lessons have been learned from the BP spill. The media did its obligatory aww shucks coverage for a few weeks - something it generously affords to national disasters until the next shiny thing comes along, and politicians offered platitudes, and BP's folksy PR campaign used up millions of dollars they could've spent preventing that shit in the first place. Not to mention all of the as-of-yet-unforseen environmental and health implications. Someone, please, convince me this is a good idea.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on May 7, 2013 at 4:47 PM

I agree with you here, Ron.…

The last thing we need is for our tourism and fishing industries to be destroyed by an oil spill.

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Posted by brewengineer on May 8, 2013 at 9:26 AM
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