Are there a handful of fringe weirdos out there who still support Michele Bachmann’s dwindling candidacy? Sure, apparently, good, now then: how would those couple of folks like to be in charge of her state campaigns? It’s true! In search of a new South Carolina campaign chair, Bachmann dipped into the state’s bountiful bucket of secessionist circus freaks and snagged state Senator Lee Bright, who is known as “the guy who seriously introduced a bill proposing that South Carolina establish its own currency, just to stick it to the Fed.”
From the text of Bright’s bill, via the Minnesota Independent:
“South Carolina can avoid or at least mitigate many of the economic, social, and political shocks to be expected to arise from hyperinflation, depression, or other economic calamity related to the breakdown of the Federal Reserve System only through the timely adoption of an alternative sound currency that the state’s government and citizens may employ without delay in the event of the destruction of the Federal Reserve System’s currency,” according to the resolution.
Clever! Although somewhat conspicuously, it contains no word on how South Carolina can deal with the more immediate problem of being saved from itself given its durn pesky unemployment and poverty rates that still hover well above the national averages.
Anyhow, crackpot monetary theory is not Bright’s only area of legislator expertise!
It was last year that Bright played a major role in helping to pass a non-binding, but contentious, affirmation of South Carolina’s sovereignty under the U.S. Constitution.
“If at first you don’t secede, try again,” Bright joked to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal after the sovereignty bill’s passage.
So basically Lee Bright is taking the Bachmann campaign job because he figures he will be made King of South Carolina after she is elected. [Minnesota Independent via Wonkette operative "Monsieur Grumpe"]