June 2008: The month in review

What a difference thirty days can make ... June in the Blogland was a heck of a month for us and a lot of our readers. But you obviously made it through in one piece, and we're glad you're still coming back for more of our crap.

The nastiest round of primary elections seen in many years, perhaps ever, came and went. Millions of dollars later, the SCRG and their backers still came up short. Voters tossed out a rare number of incumbents, but they mostly tended to be of the knuckle-dragging type who didn't know when to keep their mouths shut or act like civil, law-abiding human beings.

Regardless of who was or wasn't getting to go back to Columbia, the power plays continued, with many of the upper leadership slots in the State House wide open. Like good little rats, we burrowed a little and brought you an exclusive inside look at what's open, and who's running for those leadership offices.

While our friend Sic Willie didn't take a trip to drug rehab, he did get married and went on a honeymoon - with our continued best wishes for martial success.

As a service to those readers who might be suffering post-election unemployment, we put our private sector HR experience to work with a short series of postings which looked at how our readers can improve their job-seeking effectiveness. We heard these postings may have come in handy for some, as the SCRG reportedly made post-election staff cuts.

Our Inside Interview series continued, introducing our readers to Charlie Lybrand, Charleston County's RMC, and Phillip Lowe, a State Representative from Florence County. Look for more interviews later this summer as we continue to introduce our readers to the people who make government happen in the Palmetto State.

Last, but certainly not least, we celebrated the Supreme Court ruling which upheld our Second Amendment liberties.

In looking at our monthly Top Tens, let's see which of the month's postings were the most read:

1)
Our State Senate Runoff picks: Knotts, Martin, and a Toss-up
2)
The price of Graham’s arrogance
3)
Time for a cease fire?
4)
Primary in the Blogland
5)
Developer cash raises questions about Hutson's ethics
6)
Joey Millwood strikes a blow for the rich
7)
Congratulations, Will
8)
Erickson's "Lauren Gentry bill" moves forward to full Senate
9)
House leadership vacancies - the second shootout?
10)
Representative Erickson gets results with "Lauren Gentry Law"

... and the most discussed:

1)
Developer cash raises questions about Hutson's ethics
2)
Doug Smith's parting shot
3)
Inside Interview: Phillip Lowe
4)
Watch out for farm tractors
5)
Congratulations, Will
6)
Representative Erickson gets results with "Lauren Gentry Law"
7)
Time for a cease fire?
8)
Wild, drunken party busted. No legislators found.
9)
House leadership vacancies - the second shootout?
10)
The price of Graham’s arrogance

As always, thanks for taking the time to tune in, read what we've got to say, and especially to those of you - agree or disagree - who decide to throw in some comments. We love it when we get the discussions going, so please, be sure to jump on in and join the discussions.

1 Response to "June 2008: The month in review"

  1. on the way to philadelphia mg 7/7/08 12:47
    try to catch where ever i am

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