Sometimes we spin over to check out Voting Under The Influence, a blog published by Brian McCarty, a long-time South Carolina politico. Some of the most interesting reading on his blog would be found in the comments section of his articles, where he had cultivated a following of somewhat extreme characters whose hatred for McCarty - and other commenters - was both obvious and dysfunction.
He was inactive for a while, but has returned to the scene recently, including publishing his Top 9 list for the most important politicos in the state:
As the New Year begins, we take a look at who really run things in South Carolina. Here is our take on the 9 most powerful politicians in South Carolina.