Gloria Tinubu: The Green Quitter

South Carolina politics now has a new action figure: Gloria Tinubu, also known as the Green Quitter.

While she's known for upending plans by many Democrats to nominate an "electable" candidate - first Chesterfield County State Rep. Ted Vick and later Horry County attorney Preston Brittain, she's also known for being a perennial candidate and regular quitter all across the southeastern United States.

In 2010, Tinubu was elected to a seat in the Georgia House, only to resign her seat after less than a year to move to South Carolina to seek the Democratic nomination for the newly-created Seventh Congressional District.

But it seems quitting is something the Green Quitter likes to do - and as the Blogland found out, she's done it quite often.

In 2000, after a year serving on the Georgia State Board of Education, she resigned her seat to make a second failed bid for Mayor of Atlanta. She had previously served on Atlanta City Council before making her first Mayoral bid.

In 2003, it was announced that she was named the President of Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, but after this was announced, it was reported that "contract negotiations later broke down" and Trudie Kibbe Reed was appointed in her place. An editorial in the Orlando Sentinel pointed out that her "lack of administrative experience may be unsettling", questions which may have played a role in this career two-step.

She later went on to a short-lived tenure as President of Barber-Scotia College in North Carolina, lasting less than two years and leaving after her strategic plan for the college to focus on business studies was rejected following it's first semester with zero student enrollments.

As it would turn out, her long affiliation with left-wing radical groups would begin with the endorsement of the Green Party for her two Atlanta mayoral bids (1997 and 2001). That association has continued with the endorsement of her Congressional bid by a number of left-wing activist groups, including the South Carolina chapter of the AFL-CIO (whose leader was caught bashing a pinata with Haley's face on it), and the Women's Campaign Fund.

In spite of this support, she's had a difficult time raising money for her candidacies. Her 2001 Mayoral bid was largely self-financed, just as much as her ongoing Congressional bid.

Do the residents of the Seventh Congressional District really want to take a chance that the Green Quitter won't up and leave for yet another opportunity?

1 Response to "Gloria Tinubu: The Green Quitter"

  1. west_rhino 3/7/12 09:39
    In KGB terms "useful idiot". In SC politics, cannon fodder. So Vic Rawl, where was Alvin Greene?

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