Best Condescending Nickname

The Hyphenated Fella

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From hereon, Brady Quirk-Garvan, chairman of the Charleston County Democratic Party, will also be known as “the hyphenated fella,” thanks to Charlie Lybrand, the Charleston County Register Mesne Conveyance. The name emerged after Lybrand was formally charged with an ethics violation for the use of government personnel or facilities for campaign purposes by the State Ethics Commission after a complaint filed by Quirk-Garvan regarding a campaign mailer sent out by Lybrand. “In 1998, that letter went out not as a generalized mailer, but to my friends with a self-addressed envelope, looking for a donation to my campaign,” Lybrand said. “Every four years, this letter went out to friends. After this last election in 2014, the hyphenated fella [Quirk-Garvan], he decided that this was a terrible violation of the ethics law that this letter that had been going out for the past 17 years had an office number on it.” And with that, a new identity was born. Quirk-Garvan a.k.a. “the hyphenated fella.” —Dustin Waters
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