Sunday, September 03, 2006

Sen. John McCain hires big South Carolina Pro-Confederate Charlie Condon.

As reported in the Washington Post, August 17, 2006, in an article by Jim Davenport, U.S. Sen. McCain has hired former South Carolina Attorney General Charlie Condon, as a co-chairman of his Straight Talk America PAC. With Condon being the co-chair, McCain really should rename it the Straight Talk Confederacy PAC.

Washington Post Article here.

Charlie Condon is the darling of Neo-Confederates and has been a outspoken defender of the Confederacy.

Update: I am going to put notes in here of the Condon material as I find it.

1. "Flag Defender Rises: Rebuttal by Attorney General Charles M. Condon to Governor David M. Beasley's Proposal to Remove South Carolina's Confederate Battleflag, Tues. Nov. 26, 1996," Southern Partisan, 3rd Quarter 1996, Vol. 16, pages 9-10.

2. Condon threaten to sue the NAACP when they did protests at the statelines asking visitors to boycott South Carolina. (Post and Courier, Jan. 29, 2002, page 1A, "Condon promises to sue NAACP over planned protests at border," SCHUYLER KROPF byline. Condon was all bluster in this case since he didn't have a legal leg to stand on and nothing came of these threats.

3. In the CSA Today section, of the Southern Partisan, under South Carolina, 4th Quarter, 2001, Vol. 21, hails Condon for a somewhat fanciful interpretation of a South Carolina law that he claimed entitled local Confederate groups to have a say in Confederate monument that were public property.

I am going to have to dig up Condon's material and put it on the Presidential 2008 webpage. I have this and that, will need to sort through it and come up with a summary of key points.

McCain has Southern Partisan publisher Richard Quinn as the head of his campaign in South Carolina. Looks like McCain will be whistling Dixie as part of his campaign for President.

I will be making yet another entry on the presidential 2008 page for McCain. It is at:

The link to it is also on the right side bar of this blog.

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