Something struck me when I was reading this release just now from Mia Butler Garrick:
Today, we are just 43 days away from the Primary Election on June 12th and I need your help. Right now in South Carolina, hundreds of special interest groups lobby the good ole boy network here at the State House to vigorously maintain control of the failed status quo that continues to plague our state. They use their influence to ensure that SC remains at the bottom-of-the-best list by continuing to enact policies that wreak havoc on public education, hinder economic development and job creation and foster an environment of partisanship, nepotism and corruption at all levels of government.
I’m proud of the fact that the folks of District 79 always stand firmly against the good ole boys. We stand boldly for jobs, for small businesses, for public education, for better infrastructure and safe schools and communities. But more importantly, we stand firmly and boldly, together. My campaign has never been about me. It’s about what we can accomplish together for the future of South Carolina!
That’s why today, I’m asking all of you to step up just as you did two years ago, and show your support by volunteering now.
Election Day is Tuesday, June 12th.
Did it strike you that that sounded very much like the way the Nikki Haley presents herself to voters? As the lone beacon of transparency and virtue in a squall of self-dealing “good ol’ boys”?
Of course, the difference between them might be that Mia actually means it when she says those things. But the similarity in the general line of expression struck me…