Monday, March 14, 2005

And they call themselves "South Carolinians for Responsible Government"

The group agitating for taking money out of public education in South Carolina and shoveling it to upper-middle-class parents made the news last week when its executive director stepped down after being revealed as the author of several phony letters to the editor of local papers. From The Sun News:

COLUMBIA - The man who wrote bogus letters promoting Gov. Mark Sanford's tuition tax credit proposal has been demoted from his position as executive director of the lead group behind the effort.

Todd McCauley, executive director of South Carolinians for Responsible Government, was replaced Monday as the day-to-day manager of the group after revelations that he had mailed three phony letters to The State newspaper's editorial board.

The bogus letters, written under the pseudonym "Dennis Sinned," railed against the news media and urged passage of the bill, dubbed "Put Parents in Charge" by its supporters.

On Monday, the group named Randy Page, a veteran of S.C. Republican politics, as its president. He will take over the day-to-day management of the group.
Denver Merrill, spokesman for the group, said McCauley was waiting to see what his new duties will be. It was clear he would not be fired for his actions.

Mmm, "Dennis Sinned?" Whatever. It's cool that he's keeping a job with the group. Maybe they can put him in charge of their blog.


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