Notice anything interesting about the letter sent to Tim Callanan by candidate for Berkeley County sheriff Franco Fuda?
See that upside down bit at the bottom of the page? Yep, that’s right. Candidate for sheriff Franco Fuda used the resources of the Town of Bonneau to file an official protest in an attempt to have another candidate removed.
We certainly are no experts on elections, but based on the laws we have read recently Franco Fuda just violated state ethics laws in his effort to disqualify Brian Adams for a clerical error. Remember now, not only did Adams make a clerical error, but so did the party charged with certifying all candidates were qualified. So, not only is Fuda attacking Adams, he is also attacking the party apparatus. But then, what would you expect from a candidate who told folks in a public meeting he was more of a RINO than a Republican.
Franco “Bulls Balls Make Me Feel Inferior” Fuda is worried about Adams’ ability to “understand and apply the laws he is sworn to uphold”, yet Fuda violated a state ethics law by using town resources to file his complaint. Apparently Fuda doesn’t believe his own inability to “understand and apply the laws he is sworn to uphold” matters very much.
Does anyone else find it strange that Fuda filed this petition letter late on a Friday afternoon, the Friday before the primary no less? Seems there was a bit of planning put into this little stunt. Fuda obviously is not smart enough to come up with it on his own. He can’t even pay his own child support. Combine that with the fact he doesn’t have a chance in hell on Tuesday and you have to wonder which other candidate or candidates conspired with him to get it done. What was Fuda promised?
Unfortunately for Fuda and the rest of the field, Section 7-11-15 (B) of the South Carolina Code of Laws deals with this situation.
See that last sentence? “An error or omission by a person seeking to qualify as a candidate pursuant to this section that is not directly related to a constitution or statutory qualification for that office must be construed in a manner that favors the person’s access to the ballot.”
It looks like Fuda pays as much attention to the “laws he is sworn to uphold” as he does to paying his child support, which is to say - he doesn’t pay much attention at all. Well, it isn’t like he stood much of a chance of getting elected anyway. And that is why he was chosen to file this complaint.
It is nice to know that some in Berkeley County think a clerical error should be fatal to a candidate’s campaign, but cheating on your wife, banging other officer’s wives, committing ethical and criminal violations which lead to a years long federal investigation, or remaining silent when one is aware of those ethical and criminal violations occurring are just considered business as usual. Talk about some messed up priorities.