One of my favorite things that Craig Ferguson says on his late-night show is, "It's a great day for America!" Our current governor has state employees answering the phone, "It's a great day in South Carolina!"
It's a lie today. Not a great day in South Carolina. We are at the bottom of another list and this is bad.
And I'm sad, oh so sad.
Here is the story.
Study: SC at high risk of corruption
GREENVILLE, SC (AP/FOX Carolina) -
A study found that South Carolina is one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to potential for corruption.
The report from the Center for Public Integrity gave the Palmetto State an "F" and ranked the state sixth overall for corruption risk.
Researchers pointed to problems like government secrecy, weak ethics enforcement, little disclosure of lawmakers' and low accountability in the legislative and executive branches.
The study also cited media reports about Gov. Nikki Haley's office deleting emails from the governor and her staff.
South Carolina failed in nine of the 14 categories, including public access to information.
The report was based on an 18-month investigation.
Now more than ever, good people need to find ways to agree in our state. We need to find ways to get from the bottom of theses bad lists and become a state to be envied.
It will not happen overnight. But it can happen if we can overcome the paternalism, elitism, negativism, racism, and other isms that get in the way of making this state a decent place to live and to want our children to live.
But until then,
Sad, oh so sad.
The Palmetto Bug