Recently, Henry Copeland attempted to pull a fast one on Charleston County Republicans, aiming to get appointed to fill a vacancy on the Charleston County School Board by the Charleston County legislative delegation, talking to GOP and Tea Party groups, claiming to be a conservative.
In the end, Brian Thomas, a GOP activist and local businessman, was appointed to fill the vacancy. But along the way, we took some heat for taking Copeland to task for his long-time Democratic roots, arguing that he'd be more of the same if appointed. Apparently he'd managed to sucker a number of Charleston area Republicans who thought he really wasn't a Democrat, including one who called the Blogland a "hitman".
As proof that we were right all along, here is footage of Copeland at the recent Charleston County Democratic convention, bragging about his long-time Democratic roots (start the video at about 58 seconds).