Sorry folks, long day and I'm out of here.
Before I leave, I want to thank South Carolina for just being South Carolina -- it makes being a Floridian seem not quite as bad:
After a Democratic state senator wrote in The State that DeMint didn't bring enough money back home, Bamberg County GOP Chairman Edwin Merwin and Orangeburg County GOP Chairman James Ulmer responded that he was just looking after the nation's pennies -- like a Jew would.
"There is a saying that the Jews who are wealthy got that way not by watching dollars, but instead by taking care of the pennies and the dollars taking care of themselves," Ulmer and Merwin wrote in a joint letter published by The Times and Democrat. "By not using earmarks to fund projects for South Carolina and instead using actual bills, DeMint is watching our nation's pennies and trying to preserve our country's wealth and our economy's viability to give all an opportunity to succeed."
In fact, I'm sure these two gentlemen know LOTS of sayings about the Jews, some of them probably involving a Jew, a Catholic, and a Pole together on a life raft, so why not just pick a choice one for inclusion in a published letter to the editor?
Sheesh, if that letter is representative, the Times and Democrat letters page has got to be worse than even that of the Miami Herald.
See what I mean?