Sunday, June 20, 2010

VUI will find the truth about the SC Truth Squad

A group sprung up on over the past few days in South Carolina politics called the South Carolina Truth Squad.  Though they did file a report with the South Carolina Ethics Commission recently, that report said they had no contributions and no expenditures. 

Then, the South Carolina Truth Squad dropped tens of thousands of dollars to buy television ads attacking Attorney General Candidate Alan Wilson.  While there is no denying that we at VUI favor Alan Wilson, we abhor cheap shots by any political groups that just appear a few days before an election.  After all that is why this blog is named Voting under the Influence.  We strive to expose the influence of secret money over South Carolina politics. 

We tried to find out how a group with no money and no assets reported found the money to drop on such ads.  We called the prepaid cell phone from Greenwood that is listed as their contact phone number repeatedly. VUI left voice messages asking for a return call to answer our questions.  There has been no response. 

That is no surprise.  That is how groups that claim to be dedicated to openness and honesty in government and politics seem to act today in South Carolina.  But, what is odd and disappointing is how the ad against Alan Wilson by South Carolina Truth Squad seems in sync with the Lord for Attorney General Campaign.  Add to that the mysterious group that “attacked” Lord in the upstate for his efforts on the Boeing deal back in April, and well, the whole thing is troubling.  Two groups out of nowhere launched ads that actually both benefited a candidate for office. 

VUI is not accusing anyone of anything…yet, but something does not smell right about all this.  Though the election will be decided one way or the other on Tuesday before we get our investigation completed fully, regardless of who wins, we will pursue this matter as much as we can.  Contrary to what some comment on, the content of this blog is not paid for or controlled by any candidate.  VUI calls its own shots, right or wrong.  Not one dime from any campaign has ever been paid to the editor, his business or any member of the “staff” of VUI.  Not one dime. VUI challenges other bloggers to state the same.

Investigating the South Carolina Truth Squad is not about this or that candidate for office.  It is about the integrity of our political system and about holding candidates and their supporters accountable for their actions.  We are going to dig on this one, as we have before.  Let the chips fall where they may.  VUI laid out Mark Sanford’s misuse of 2006 campaign funds long before the mainstream media paid attention.  We love to dig.  And, dig we will. It is our hobby.   

Of course, South Carolina Truth Squad, you have the VUI editor’s phone number and email.  Answer the questions. Where did you get your money?  Why did you not want to disclose that before the election?  Why do your ads seem in sync with a candidate’s?  You are for truth, give VUI the truth. 


  1. Well WillieJune 20, 2010

    God, I am so sick of your holier than thou I don't get paid to blog crap. You are not good enough to get paid. Get over it. Average people like you don't count. Don't you get that, idiot? We run things now. You are such a loser. Go search a land title and shut the f up.

  2. AnonymousJune 20, 2010

    Well Willie, go have phone sex with Nikki darling and shut the f up.

    Richard, good stuff, go get 'em. You were right about Sanford and about Buck Limehouse at DOT.

    Whoever your "staff" is you guys talk about stuff everyone else is afraid to touch.

    Thank you.

  3. AnonymousJune 20, 2010

    I got a good friend is who voting for Leighton. He told me that Richard McCarty was broke and had little if any money. They actually worry about you, Mr. McCarty.

    That tells me a lot.

  4. Lord RocksJune 20, 2010

    Richard Brian McCarty graduated from USC School of Law in 1996. He was not admitted until May of 1997. Did he fail the bar like his dumb buddy Alan? Tell us the truth, Mr. McCarty.

  5. AnonymousJune 20, 2010

    Amazing how your detrators comments never come back with facts, only personal jabs. The true testiment that L2 flunkies worry about you is that they keep reading and replying.

    Most absurd about the L2 campaign is that they are running for an office about enforcing the law while they continue to skirt it.

    Good work.

  6. Whenever your posts chip away at Leighton Lord's doublespeak, his thugs come out en masse to sling lame insults and distract from the important issues. Keep up the good work, Richard!

  7. Ever thought that the Democrats are behind this to hit Joe. Obama is more pissed at Joe than Lord is at you.

  8. SCINO for LordJune 21, 2010

    Who cares what some good ole boy lawyer from some little backwater good ole boy infested place like Honea Path thinks?

    Go watch a cock fight or spend your town's money on internet dating. That is what your little crappy town is known for. All you are is Jakie Knotts with a law degree.

    You and your little hick town are what is wrong with South Carolina.

    I am not from this state, and I am proud to not be from here. Lord is not from SC, so maybe he has some sense. Using your term, I am proud to be SCINO for Leighton Lord. You stupid natives can't do things right, maybe we can.

  9. AnonymousJune 21, 2010

    On Wednesday, I bet we can find one Richard Brian McCarty drunk out walking around in a pasture talking to cows after Alan Wilson gets humiliated by Leighton Lord.

    Lord will hit 60% and good ole boys like Richard Brian McCarty will be a part of the past.

  10. AnonymousJune 22, 2010

    Good article. Asinine Lord comments. Only an ignorant idiot believes it is not Lord's in-laws skirting the law. Imagine what they would do with their stooge son-in-law as attorney general?

    Certainly SC is smarter than to vote for Lord

  11. AnonymousJune 22, 2010

    Well Willie, I see you still can't get over reading Brian's Blog. If he didn't count, you wouldn't bother reading or posting a comment.