Thursday, January 14, 2010
SC's "Flounder" considering a run for Congress
VUI noted earlier that nearly everyone in politics with a pulse was considering running for the First Congressional Seat along the coast. To be frank, our editor, Brian McCarty, was checking out rentals along the Grand Strand.
But, McCarty and VUI can not hold a partying candle to SC Rep. Thad Viers, who is considering running for the seat. You remember the hard partying Viers as the guy who called up and threatened his ex wife's boyfriend. A fellow House member worked with Viers as legal counsel to get the charges dealt with.
Well, with another shot or two of courage, Mr. Viers is now considering a run for the United States Congress.
The potential of a Viers candidacy has the Rich crowd of New York and Animal House fans both excited. Howard Rich and his well financed cronies are salivating at the idea of having a Congressman from South Carolina on their payroll. Animal House fans are excited that "Flounder" might find a job that gives him the proper respect.
As one VUI friend put it, "Only on the beach can Flounder be taken seriously."
Thad "Flounder" Viers is indeed being taken seriously. Supporters and foes alike think that one of the most infamous members of the Animal House known as the South Carolina House could end up a real candidate for the United States Congress.
Normally, we would point out that being "fat,drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life," but VUI recognizes we are dealing with Congress. What would make others cringe in the business world just might be what gets Viers elected to Congress.
However you look at it, South Carolina's very own "Flounder" is making news.