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Dirty tricks by the Romney campaign?

December 9, 2007


Who is this guy in the picture? There was a lone protester outside of the Huckabee rally in Greenville. CNN also reports there was someone passing out anonymous fliers about Huckabee.

SCHotline wondered who would protest Mike Huckabee so we waited until this fellow went back to his car. SCHotline knew the car and found out this person is associated with the Mitt Romney campaign in Greenville.

SCHotline knows his name and we know that he has been used by the Romney campaign in Greenville for tracking purposes. SCHotline is not going to name him but we will be on the look out for him at other events.

Rarely does a protester this sophisticated act alone.

SCHotline does have one word of caution for any anonymous protester out there. There is a state law against wearing a mask in public.

S.C. Code Ann. § 16-7-110
No person over sixteen years of age shall appear or enter upon any lane, walk, alley, street, road, public way or highway of this State or upon the public property of the State or of any municipality or county in this State while wearing a mask or other device which conceals his identity. Nor shall any such person demand entrance or admission to or enter upon the premises or into the enclosure or house of any other person while wearing a mask or device which conceals his identity. Nor shall any such person, while wearing a mask or device which conceals his identity, participate in any meeting or demonstration upon the private property of another unless he shall have first obtained the written permission of the owner and the occupant of such property.

Protest all you want to but you can’t wear a mask.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 10, 2007 2:08 PM

    You misspelled ‘car’.

  2. west_rhino permalink
    December 10, 2007 4:14 PM

    Over the transom comes a hint that he or someone using the same playbook was discreetly blocked from one or two of Bill Clinton’s Saturday appearences…

    If it hasn’t worked for the Ron Paul campaign, maybe the Chicken George suit still hangs in the closet.

  3. Sand Hill permalink
    December 11, 2007 12:13 AM

    This law wouldn’t hold up for a single second if used to restrict someone’s self expression especially in a political context.

    The intent of the law is obviously aimed at bank robbers etc. I’d be surprised if it held up if it was used to prosecute those dudes wearing costumes to promote fast food places.

    Although if Huckabee becomes President, it won’t really matter what the law is.

  4. Lou Neige permalink
    December 11, 2007 3:35 AM

    Democratic Lt. Guy Tucker had the death sentance removed. Go look up your self. If you look at real life guys NO one would release a person to murder someone. Back door politics will come back and bite Rommney and his people. Have a great holiday

  5. Hmmm permalink
    December 12, 2007 6:57 AM

    Uh, ok, so maybe the guy volunteered with the Romney campaign at some point or another. It’s not like he’s a paid staffer or anything. He’s very likely a grassroots activist who wants to expose Huckabee’s questionable record as governor. He could be a Thompson, McCain Giuliani, or Paul supporter, and it wouldn’t make any difference. What’s the story here? The fact that you’re using a clearly unconstitutional law written a few centuries ago to incriminate a protester reveals a lot about your motives.


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