A Few Laughs
Given the gravity of the news during the past week, combined with the continued attempts by local media and out of town racist groups to start a few riots, we thought everyone might enjoy a laugh. And where do we go when we need a laugh? That’s right, Berkeley County.
One of our members received a flyer from sheriff’s candidate Duane Lewis the other day. In big letters it said, “Berkeley County Needs a Sheriff We Can Trust”.
It went on to lay out seven reasons why Lewis should be elected. One of those reasons was listed as “A Fresh Start” and detailed:
“While some candidates have strong connections to special interest groups with deep pockets and have been hand picked by an elite group of politicians who seek to take power away from the people, Duane has no connections to the good ol’ boy network that has plagued county politics for far too long.” Note: Lewis put that last bit in bold type, not us.
It took a while, but when we finally finished laughing our asses off and could breathe again we came to the conclusion Lewis must have written this one the same day one of our sources in Berkeley County saw him slam down four mixed drinks in an hour at LG’s By the Creek, then drive way. Kind of like his mentor and political patron H. Wayne DeWitt. Remember why he lost his job? Yeah, he was driving around drunk smashing into stuff.
So, Duane Lewis wants us to believe he is not connected to the good ol’ boy system in Berkeley County and has not been hand picked to succeed the drunken DeWitt in spite of the fact that DeWitt is basically running Lewis’ campaign and pushing hard for him. We are also supposed to ignore the huddle that Duane Lewis had with Ricky Driggers and Dan Moon a few weeks at LG’s By the Creek. Yeah, no good ol’ boy crap going on there, huh? A comparison of his campaign donors and those of DeWitt in recent years is very revealing.
The amazing thing is there are actually people out there in Berkeley County who buy this bullshit from Lewis and DeWitt. Here’s a problem for Lewis that has to do with “restoring public trust”, a “fresh start” and “safeguarding taxpayer resources”. Most folks don’t know Lewis has a brother who works for BCSO, allegedly serving civil process - like one or two summonses per day. When he is not serving those one or two summonses he is busy working on Lewis’ campaign.
It seems there was another BCSO member who pulled that same trick. Remember when Lewis’ buddy Ricky Driggers used the narcotics units to campaign for his pal Blair Jennings for solicitor a number of years back? Yeah, a fresh start. Sure, Duane.
In other news candidate Marty Housand, who is being championed by attorney Donnie Gamache, send out an interesting campaign flyer, too. Housand put a picture of himself and Tim Scott on the flyer, thereby implying Tim Scott supported Housand for sheriff. A number of folks asked Tim Scott about that, forcing him to put out the notice below.
Nice job, Marty! Or was it your champion who did that for you? Regular readers will remember Donnie Gamache as the attorney who took a statement from the officer who pursued DeWitt during his high speed drunken parade through town. Gamache, friends with DeWitt, was that officer’s family court attorney as well. When he delivered what he thought would be an exculpatory statement for his friend DeWitt, Gamache told the Hanahan Chief of Police, “Wayne really appreciates the way ya’ll are handling this.” It mattered not a whit to Gamache he had just made his client (the officer) look like an idiot since the story in the statement was completely different than the incident report he had written.
If any of our readers are experienced in writing scripts, we would suggest you come up with a show about politics in Berkeley County and pitch it to Comedy Central. That’s a winner, right there!