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Fowler Statement Concerning Politico Interview

September 10, 2008

For Immediate Release

September 10, 2008

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Fowler Statement Concerning Politico Interview

Columbia, SC- South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler released the following statement in response to a recent interview she conducted with Alex Burns about single issue voters.

“I personally admire and respect the difficult choices that women make everyday, and I apologize to anyone who finds my comment offensive. I clumsily was making a point about people in South Carolina who may vote based on a single issue. Whether it’s the environment, the economy, the war or a woman’s right to choose, there are people who will cast their vote based on a single issue.  That was the only point I was attempting to make.”

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  1. September 10, 2008 7:56 pm
    Campaign Manager Lee Griggs

    SC Democrat Rebukes Own Party for
    Small-Minded Criticism of Republican Sarah Palin

    COLUMBIA, SC September 10, 2008 − The South Carolina Democratic Party establishment’s reaction to a previous press release, where Bob Conley accused the state’s top party leadership of supporting a far left agenda, was dismissive of Bob Conley. Carol Fowler, in particular, denied the party leadership was pursuing a far left agenda and accused Bob Conley of being “inexperienced” in his appraisal of their intentions.

    Ms. Fowler seems to have come down with a bad case of foot-in-mouth disease. With her declaration that Republican Party Vice-Presidential nominee, Sarah Palin’s “primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion,” Carol Fowler has irrefutably lent full faith and credit to Bob Conley’s accusation of her obvious far-left agenda of which the rank-and-file Democratic voters in the state are not supportive.

    “I do not support in any way shape or form the recent comments by Carol Fowler regarding Sarah Palin’s qualifications,” Bob Conley declared in an emotionally charged statement from Washington, D.C. “Carol Fowler’s comments were wrong. Such comments detract from the important issues at hand and are completely out of line. Fowler’s comments demonstrate that her concerns are not for women but are rather for pressing a far left ideology.”

    Bob Conley knows that in South Carolina a far-left ideologue cannot win a U.S. Senate seat. Bob Conley is the true “maverick” of this race and will fight for what is best for the hard working citizens of this state who have moral backbone. The people of this state have been treated like yesterday’s news by the corporate welfare crowd led by neo-conservative Republicans like Lindsey Graham.

    Bob Conley wants to change all that. Bob will fight for a secure America. Bob will fight for secure borders, secure jobs, and an end to amnesty and corporate welfare. The leaderships of the two parties are both opposed to what is best for U.S. and South Carolina citizens. Bob Conley wants to take the citizens of South Carolina with him to Washington, D.C. Bob Conley will make being a U.S. citizen mean something positive again. Bob Conley will fight for the return of the American Dream.


    About Bob Conley
    Running for U.S. Senate from South Carolina, Bob Conley is a Commercial Pilot and a Flight Instructor as well as a licensed Professional Engineer with degrees in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. To learn more about Bob and his positions on the important issues facing South Carolinians, please visit

  2. Carolyn permalink
    September 10, 2008 10:50 pm

    Early in childhood we begin to compare ourselves to peers and waste no time mocking their differences, be it the shape of one’s nose, hand me down clothing, verbal accent, body weight, or whatever. The skills of Governor Sarah Palin seem to have struck a sensitive spot with many as they compare themselves to her. Surely, the executive positions held by her would leave many green with envy. But, for some reason, the differences in her career building choices seem to be the road less traveled.

    She invalidates so many justifications used by career minded women electing to kill their unborn children in pursuit of that highly sought after career. Governor Palin’s life simply screams that particular action was not necessary to attain success of that magnitude.

    The nation witnessed this high-profile executive’s choices, along with The First Dude’s, in their family dealings as well. Despite the national spot light on them, their unmarried pregnant teen daughter is stilled dearly loved and placed on a pedestal by these parents. This behavior invalidates many justifications used by parents placing ‘the preservation of their reputation’ as the single most important thing in life when this undesirable situation arose in their family. Choices to banish an unwed pregnant daughter until that unwanted grandchild was born then promptly removed from their lives via adoption, or outright forcing the daughter to kill her unborn, appear to be poor choices in light of these high-profile parents producing a more humanitarian alternative on a national stage.

    Technological progress in the medical field has given so many mothers advance knowledge of a disability or disease of their unborn child. That knowledge provided the opportunity for a mom to order the destruction of such a person before it was introduced into her everyday life. I’m certain that it will be amazing to watch what Governor Palin does in life while having a disabled infant child in her life.

    Having Governor Palin still being part of an in-tact family, in the face of this nation’s high divorce rate, is simply an unattainable dream to many. I believe that her great success in this matter is a product of their choices. Her life so broadly reflects successes where millions of others have fallen short.

    As folks begin to compare themselves in an attempt to determine how they measure up to this Vice Presidential Candidate; their reaction screams that an extremely sensitive nerve has been struck. The unquenchable desire to ‘slime’ this remarkable person far outweighs anything that I have ever seen before.

    It’s apparent that some don’t want to awaken, nor infuriate, this nation’s ‘sleeping giant’ who reflects the values of a Governor Palin type of candidate. They know that politics is simply a reflection of the participating voices, with elected officials able to do what voters allow them to do.

  3. September 11, 2008 11:41 am

    Email from SCHotline Reader:

    Question: Is not pro-choice the same as pro-abortion?

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