In response to Will Folks speculating that he would run for the congressional seat vacated by Tim Scott, Thomas Ravenel posted the following today on Facebook:
I allowed someone to use my name in a poll which sparked the below article. Yes, I am considering a comeback but I’m not sure if the timing of this race is right for me. Anyway, the filing deadline is not until January 28 so that’s 17 days for me to make up my mind.
This puts me in mind of the old stereotype about how folks in the Lowcountry are so tolerant of the kinds of behavior that would send the Calvinists of the Upstate into orbit. Imagine both Ravenel and Mark Sanford testing to what extent coastal voters are willing to say, “Boys will be boys.”
For those who don’t recall, our former state treasurer pleaded guilty to “conspiring to buy and distribute less than 100 grams of cocaine” in 2007. Since then, he has advocated ending the criminalization of drugs. For more background, here are some interview videos I shot of Ravenel, which became briefly popular, in a minor league sort of way, on YouTube after he was charged.
Is he really lounging on his yacht?
Isn’t the sweater tied around his neck part of the uniform?
I was going to put a Mitt Romney reference in there but even ole’ moderate Mitt is shaking his head at that.
T-Rav’s going to have the best parties in DC, coke for everybody!!!
Isn’t that pose on a boat reserved for women? But then again he is wearing a hot pink shirt… not that there’s anything wrong with that.
I did sort of think the pose was unusual. But apparently, he chose to post it on his Facebook page.
I thought it perfect to play on the Nixonian cliche of “tanned, rested and ready.”
I betcha he’ll get the endorsement of the editors of Garden & Gun.
1. Ravenel vs Sandford in primary.
2. Winner goes up against Alvin Greene.
3. SC Legislature pays Fitz to move and stay out of SC.
4. Fitz moves to Indiana but votes absentee 200 times
5. Greene wins.
6. SC citizens’ intelligence again disparaged by national media.
Forget the legalization of marijuana, Ravenel wants to legalize cocaine.
So, who is going to be Cheech and who is going to be Chong?
The pink shirt on a yacht sure puts me in mind of Miami Vice…..