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Candy Crowley has a new show called State of the Union on CNN and it seemed she would be a breath of fresh air bringing her many years of real experience to the table and not just be a focus group high number fluffy haired face-- male or female.
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Unfortunately she either has had her wings clipped or has sold out as shown this moring when she gave her microphone to Senator Jim DeMint and never asked any tough or well researched questions and did absolutely no follow up.  She let him ramble on an on about the evils of federal spending and never asked one question about the huge amount of federal money flowing into South Carolina, as set out below the jump.

Former South Carolina Congressman L. Mendel Rivers, from 1941-70, was famous for saying that if he put more military bases in Charleston, SC, that it would sink into the Atlantic Ocean.

Military bases are only some of the recipients of the huge amount of federal funds in South Carolina;

Having lived in South Carolina, the Interstate, the University of South Carolina, Clemson University, South Carolina State University, Citadel, the huge Savannah River nuclear facility in Aiken, etc., all get huge sums of federal money to say nothing of the huge subsidies of the agricultural programs in the state.

It is sad that Candy Crowley did not spend a few minutes or have her stafff spend a few minutes to research and ask even one question about his not blocking these taxpayer funds going to South Carolina.  She is a real disappointment.

Here is what a simple Google check with the State of South Carolina official Mark Sanford state web site and the link as well as a sample of some of the headings and lists of money from the federal treasury for South Carolina that Candy Crowley did not bother to ask Senator DeMint  about:

http://www.stimulus.sc.gov/...


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Stimulus Spending in S.C.

South Carolinians who want to see where federal stimulus dollars are being spent can now do so with a few clicks of a mouse. Click on the first link below to view individual stimulus expenditures by state agencies:

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Department of Defense - South Carolina Projects

The federal stimulus package includes $7.4 billion in defense-related appropriations, according to the Department of Defense. Here are the projects approved by the Department of Defense for South Carolina military installations:

Shaw AFB SC Airman Housing (completion date February 2012) $22,500,00

Fort Jackson SC Replace Heating Water Distribution from Central Plant #2 to Hospital Zone $3,406,000
Fort Jackson SC Repair Findings Identified By Commissioning at Various Buildings 3,000,000
Fort Jackson SC Resurface Wildcat Road $1,500,000
Fort Jackson SC Resurface and Repair Dixie Road $1,200,000
Fort Jackson SC Repair Propane Storage Facility $1,170,000
Fort Jackson SC Renovate B5625 (Former Hood Street School) $1,100,000
Fort Jackson SC Repair Messers Pond Culvert 950,000
Fort Jackson SC Repair Failed Stormwater Systems at Strom Thurmond Blvd and Tank Hill $900,000
Fort Jackson SC Resurface Sumter Ave $888,000
Fort Jackson SC Place Energy Management Control Systems Controls on LAN $861,000
Fort Jackson SC Resurface Magruder Ave $700,000
Fort Jackson SC Replace HVAC at Building 4600 $632,000
Fort Jackson SC Resurface Washington and Anderson Street $376,000
Fort Jackson SC Replace Failed Roof on B1860 $306,000
Fort Jackson SC Renovate HVAC in Building 5975 W/New Energy Efficient Equipment $250,000
Fort Jackson SC Replace Failed Roof on B10000 $250,000
Fort Jackson SC Replace Chiller in B2100 W/New Energy Efficient Chiller $200,000
Fort Jackson SC Replace B10000 Chiller $150,000
Fort Jackson SC Replace Chiller in Building 12650 W/ A New Energy Efficient Chiller $100,000

Bennettsville Armory SC Bennettsville Armory Energy Upgrades $60,000
Clover Armory SC Armory Energy Upgrades $45,000
Conway Armory SC Armory Energy Upgrades $32,000
Darlington Armory SC Armory Repairs $80,000
Edgefield Armory & Field Maint. Shop #6 SC Armory Energy Upgrades $90,000
Florence Armory & Field Maint Shop 12 SC Armory Energy Upgrades $9,000
Kingstree Armory SC Armory Repairs $111,000
Marion Armory SC Armory Energy Repairs $76,000
Moncks Corner Armory SC Armory Repairs $171,000
Mt Pleasant Armory SC Armory Energy Repairs $506,000
MTA Mccrady Training Site SC Upgrade Building Systems $546,000
MTA Mccrady Training Site SC Upgrade Building Systems $113,000
Mullins Armory SC Armory Repairs $201,000
N. Charleston Armory SC Armory Repairs $175,000
Orangeburg Armory SC Armory Repairs $710,000
Saluda Armory & Field Maint Shop 6a SC Energy Upgrades $75,000
Seneca Armory SC Energy Upgrades $113,000
Seneca Armory SC Section A Roof Replacement $25,000
Sumter Armory SC Armory Energy Upgrades $38,000
Varnville Armory/Field Maint Shop # 14 SC Armory Repairs $945,000
Walterboro Armory SC Armory Repairs $438,000
Williamston Armory SC Armory Energy Upgrades $34,000

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island SC Lighting and HVAC Repairs, Visitor Center Building 283 - $4,160,000
Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island SC Replace Windows, Education Center, Building 923 - $2,496,000
Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island SC Replace HVAC Controls for Various Buildings $2,008,000
Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island SC Repair Power Plant $1,383,000

Charleston AFB SC Replace Generator, Fire Station - B20 $19,000
Charleston AFB SC Replace Generator - Phone Switch Facility - B129 $24,000
Charleston AFB SC Replace Generator - Ncc Facility - B501 $34,000
Charleston AFB SC Const Imc Fence - B570/B705 Area $135,000
Charleston AFB SC Repair Roofs Basewide $145,000
Charleston AFB SC Install Security Gates - Aps Area $185,000
Charleston AFB SC Repair Base Pavements $271,000
Charleston AFB SC Phone Switch-F/P Improvements (B129) $301,000
Charleston AFB SC Repair Base Stormwater Drainage System $323,000
Charleston AFB SC Repair Base Water System $334,000
Charleston AFB SC Replace TLaunch Facility HVAC System - Bldg 330 $431,000
Charleston AFB SC Repair NAAF Entry Control Point $431,000
Charleston AFB SC Repair Vehicle Maintenance Pavements - B407 Area $533,000
Charleston AFB SC Repair Fire Alarm Systems - Multiple Facilities $538,000
Charleston AFB SC Repair/Add Consolidated Parking - 200 Area $861,000
Charleston AFB SC Repair HVAC Systems $949,000
Charleston AFB SC Repair Naaf Security Fencing $2,045,000

Shaw AFB SC Inst Hangar Door Seals B1200 $92,000
Shaw AFB SC Repair Main Gate Antiterrorism $370,000
Shaw AFB SC Repair Fire Deluge Pumps B1208/1616 $424,000
Shaw AFB SC Repair HVAC Admin Area B1842 $449,000
Shaw AFB SC Repair HVAC Admin Area B1517 $491,000
Shaw AFB SC Constr Roads Main Gate $491,000
Shaw AFB SC Repair Concrete/Sealer Lox Storage B1714/15 $497,000
Shaw AFB SC Inst Occupancy Sensors $528,000
Shaw AFB SC Repair HVAC Command Post B1122 $898,000
Shaw AFB SC Repair Slabs North Ramp $2,008,000
Shaw AFB SC Repair Electrical Distribution System - Fltline South (Aori) $3,277,000

Mcentire SC Add/Alter Vehicle Maintenance Complex $1,400,000

Charleston AFB SC Cap MFH Geothermal Wells (500 Ea) $375,000
Charleston AFB SC Repair Housing HVAC Systems (18 Ea) $180,000

Shaw AFB SC Repair HVAC Returns 5000 Area $1,364,000
Shaw AFB SC Family Housing Asbestos Testing $365,000
Shaw AFB SC Repair Family Housing Roofs 5000 Area $1,650,000
Shaw AFB SC Repr Termite/Structural Damage Family Housing $500,000

Fort Jackson SC Repair Air Conditioning components - Replace W/ Electric Boxes Building 04500 – $682,000

http://www.stimulus.sc.gov/...

She can do better and I hope she will rather than just providing an opportunty for the R's to spread nonesensee without any challege or competent questioning by a reporter.  

Originally posted to theworksanddays on Sun Sep 19, 2010 at 03:02 PM PDT.

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