Thursday, June 03, 2010

Alan Wilson for Attorney General

The race of Attorney General has been under the radar in most ways in South Carolina so far.  With the sex or non sex scandals, pick your side of the Republican Governor’s race, the race for the GOP nomination for the state’s top prosecutor has went relatively unnoticed.

Though we at VUI have had our fun with William Leighton Lord III, it is clear that all three candidates could do the job without embarrassing South Carolina as some previous constitutional officers have done recently.  Such a race comes down to simply who you think would get the job done best and who you can trust.  Lord, with his impressive civil law resume, chose to run campaign ads that stretched a bit his law enforcement experience.  That is forgivable.  Campaign consultants talk good men into bad decisions.  Frankly, and Lord knows VUI thinks this by now, had he stuck to his resume’s real strengths, he would be a better candidate.

But, there are two other candidates with real prosecutorial experience. That is Robert Bolchoz and Alan Wilson.  Bolchoz has prosecutorial experience, but he also has ties to the banking industry that reminds us too much of bailouts.  Bolchoz also seems a throwback to the Condon years, and whatever anyone else might think of those years, the politically charged Attorney General’s office of that day is nothing VUI wants to return to. 

That brings us to Alan Wilson.  Alan Wilson has proven experience as an assistant solicitor, an assistant Attorney General, and as a combat veteran in Iraq.  Wilson knows the importance of working with law enforcement and prosecutors to keep the public safe in South Carolina.  That is why 60 current and former prosecutors, including the living legend of prosecutors, Donnie Meyers of Lexington, support Wilson.  Those supporters know the “real deal” when they see it.  Add to them the majority of County Sheriffs who support Wilson.

Perhaps that groundswell of support comes from not only Wilson’s experience, but from the fact Wilson actually cares enough to ask people what they will need of him as Attorney General. That is refreshing in politics.  Wilson is a guy who actually cares about what the people he will serve think about what he should do. 

Some say that Wilson’s approach is a throwback to older political times in this state, when someone like Strom Thurmond would ask people what help that they needed from him.  Those critics say that kind of politics is wrong today.  VUI disagrees. South Carolina needs more leaders who think of serving the public instead of thinking how the public can serve them and their interests.

That is why we endorse Alan Wilson for Attorney General.  Proven in the courtroom and on the battlefield, Wilson is a man who has the experience and the humility to stand up to do what is right to protect the people of South Carolina as Attorney General.  A vote for Alan Wilson for Attorney General is a vote well cast for a man who seems bent on serving South Carolina first.  South Carolina needs that in its next Attorney General.


  1. AnonymousJune 03, 2010

    OMG You have got to be kidding. Alan as AG? Good God no. Leighton Lord of AG, Alan for neighbor with the hot wife.

  2. Obey the LordJune 03, 2010

    I wonder who drinks more, you are some of those living legends you are so fond of backing?

  3. Spanky RulesJune 03, 2010

    Guy who fail the bar exam stick together.

  4. AnonymousJune 03, 2010

    Even you butt buddy Earl Capps is backing Lord. Get a life, you jerk.

  5. Finally, the truth comes out. We knew all along that you had close ties to the Wilson family. Now, you come clean, as your buddy Bobby Earl.

    Good. We know you are pawn of the Wilsons.

    What is ironic is you endorse this guy, and I can tell you, from what my girlfriend tells me, that they think you are joke.

    What an ass you are. Maybe you and your staff in your head should do a "top 9" reasons the Wilson family wishes they did not know you.

    Get that, loser? At least the guy I support does not laugh about me behind my back. You are such a moron.

  6. AnonymousJune 03, 2010

    Lord should challenge you and Alan Wilson to an IQ test. I bet you end up third, way behind Leighton.

  7. Brian, I was leaning towards voting for Lord. But, you make a good case, and then these comments are here.


    I told you not to keep doing this blog.

  8. AnonymousJune 03, 2010

    I love it. Voting under the Retarded Influence.

  9. Earl Capps and Leighton Lord.....hmmm..somebody tell Will Folks about this quick.

  10. Lord RocksJune 03, 2010

    Hmmm, who I am going to back...someone endorsed by some drunk hillbilly from Honea Path or the candidate endorsed by the State. I wonder....

  11. AnonymousJune 03, 2010

    You lie!

  12. AnonymousJune 03, 2010

    Hey, did you and Alan Wilson ride the short bus together in school? You seem as about as smart as he does.

  13. AnonymousJune 03, 2010

    Now I know what you got that sign in your yard. WE will vote for him.

  14. AnonymousJune 03, 2010

    What an incredible lack of insight these folks commenting demonstrate collectively. Read the article, people. It says all 3 could do a good job. Leighton Lord has ZERO prosecutorial experience. Being successful in civil law and in private practice does not equate to understanding how to be a good AG. Leighton has been successful in asking his high-powered clients to donate to the campaign, so you've seen more of him. Alan Wilson, however, did not use his father's name nor his father's stump to star fundraising. He may now be on level funding fields with the other two, but he had to borrow it because he's out stumping door-to-door and rotary cbub by rotary club across the state. He's meeting the people of the state in an old-fashioned grassroots campaign. I commend him for his efforts and for his dedication. Having worked in the AG's Office and with the Solicitors, he knows what is needed to do this job right. The same could actually be said for Robert Bolchoz on many levels as well. Robert does not have as much experience prosecuting cases, but he has been in the trenches. I, along with the writer of this blog, feel like Alan will do a better job, but that is just an opinion. Exercise yours by going and voting, not leaving half-witted comments here that make you sound petty and childish. I have no idea who is writing this blog and don't care, frankly. I am an admitted fan and friend of the Wilsons. I've known Joe for the better part of 15-20 years and know him to be a tireless servant for the state. Liking the family, however, is not a sin. For those in the district, they have simply been exposed to them for a while. Again, if you don't like Joe, then don't vote for him. The other two options would be horrible choices for the state as a whole, but it's your prerogative to vote for them. Not liking Alan because he's related to Joe or even suggesting that someone would vote for him because he's related is an awfully backwoods way of thinking. These days, people actually make articulate decisions on their own and can judge each person based on their own credentials, not just who their parents are.

  15. "I wonder who drinks more..."

    "Guy [sic] who fail the bar exam..."

    "Even you [sic] butt buddy..."

    "What an ass you are..."

    Keep it coming, sour grapes! These ad hominem comments aimed at Richard McCarty and Alan Wilson reflect very poorly on Leighton Lord's supporters.

  16. AnonymousJune 03, 2010

    Why do Lord followers attack the messenger and not the message? What is said that is untrue? The logic is clear. If there is a legitimate basis, show it.

    I was leaning between Bolchoz and Wilson, but Lord was not offensive. However, reading the pro-Lord bloggers I am afraid of the people he attracts. Forgot Bolchoz is a Condon spinoff, and don't wan to go back there.

    Everything said about Wilson is true, and a clear reason to vote. The comment ahead ogf mine was very well written, as was the story. Nice to know before the primary, Alan Wilson has my vote.

  17. AnonymousJune 03, 2010

    Ironic, huh? Lord-o-phile attack a well written articles with cracks against the author, but not the text. They ignore the facts and slander the opposition.

    The Lord campaign has had the same sleezy attacks and can't seem to muster any facts to support their candidate.

    Certainly, at least Bolchoz is a legitimate candidate. However, if he wraps himself in the Charlie Condon blanket, VUI is right that it is not something to look forward to.

    Wilson could put Lord to shame if he wanted to exploit his father's assets the way Lord exploits his father in law's money and contacts. Instead of using his family for moeny and comfort, he has been in public service and established a legitimate foundation.

    VUI wrote a compelling argument. The idiots for Lord seal the deal. Vote Wilson.

  18. AnonymousJune 03, 2010

    For Lord's Northern schooling, expensive private law school, and uppity law firm pedigree, how come he has such low=life supporters? Is that how he makes himself stand out, surrounding himself with low-brow idiots?

    The company Wilson keeps is 2/3rds of the state's sheriffs, a chunk of the better legislators, and huge number of prosecutors.

    Hopefully, Wilson will keep the high road, separating him even more from the Leighton's lightweights.

  19. AnonymousJune 03, 2010

    Go Alan Go

  20. AnonymousJune 05, 2010

    Daddy get me a job.

  21. Umm This is about politics and the future of our state. I don't know why you get into petty details but as a man of good taste. Wilson's wife IS NOT HOT at all. At least myself and my friends don't think so but again why are you even discussing this here.