Here in South Carolina, the worst example may be found in how the current Secretary of the SCGOP, DeLinda Ridings of Columbia she sells her services as a political hired gun, working for a string of failed campaigns across South Carolina while holding a party office in which most expect her to play neutral.
Not only has Ridings likely set the record for working for the most Presidential aspirants in one cycle (Huckabee, Huntsman and then Gingrich), she's also gotten a reputation of working for one loser after another, including Seventh District Congressional candidate Chad Prosser.
Just weeks after being reportedly fired by the Huntsman campaign after reportedly being caught campaigning for Gingrich, Ridings was quoted in the media, calling for her candidate of the moment to quit the race:
DeLinda Ridings, a former Jon Huntsman supporter, told a reporter that, "[Gingrich] has tried really hard, but I think it's time to drop, and it's time to put our allegiance behind the man that I believe can beat Barack Obama, and that's Mitt Romney."
Now that's loyalty - but only about as much as she's shown to most other candidates she's worked with.
When DeLinda is trashing a candidate she's worked for, it may be a sign she knows the campaign she's working for is sinking and is looking for another job. It's a low standard for ethics and loyalty for someone who claims to be involved with the Tea Party movement and is therefore supposed to be among those who usually call for more ethical conduct in politics and government, not less.
She's also put herself out there as a sort of campaign fundraiser, but we wouldn't trust her with our cash.
It's hard to see how Ridings, who waves her title and her alleged political resume as a way to scam candidates and sink their candidacies, hasn't been asked to resign her party office, but we think if the state GOP wishes to continue to set a high standard for ethics and impartiality, her resignation would be a good thing.