If anyone isn't following The Crescent, an online media website published by Upstater Taft Matney, they should. Matney's effort looks at life, culture and politics in the Palmetto State and sends out a "Week in Pre-View" email to give you a heads-up about what to expect.
Matney has been publishing a multi-part series of in-depth interviews with Fifth District Congressman Mick Mulvaney, who has been making a name for himself in Washington following his 2010 upset of former House Budget Chair John Spratt:
Congressman Mulvaney says and does things you might not expect. For example, you don’t expect a leader in the Republican Party to say things like, “I hate the Republican Party talking points. They make me sick and tired.” Okay, then. It’s just another example of being an independent thinker. Sure. He very frequently votes with his South Carolina Republican delegation members and has become somewhat famous for it, but he is still is own man.
While others on the SC delegation have been getting publicity, especially Trey Gowdy, Tim Scott and Joe Wilson - who represent the state's three metro media markets, have been getting lots of publicity, Mulvaney's quiet but thorough and thoughtful work shouldn't be overlooked. Matney does a great job of sharing Mulvaney with his readers and we recommend you give the series a read: PART ONE - PART TWO - PART THREE.
Matney is promising a Part Four soon, which you don't want to miss.