Ted Vick is the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 7TH Congressional district in South Carolina. Until last night, that is. Vick was arrested in Columbia, South Carolina and charged with drunken driving, speeding, and illegal possession of a pistol. It turns out that Mr. Vick was campaigning in some college bars in an effort to inspire some enthusiasm among the youth in the Palmetto State. But here is the rest of the story….
Vick, a pastor, is campaigning on a theme of traditional Southern family values. His campaign literature features the good pastor standing with his wife in front of their church. It turns out that when Reverend Vick was pulled over in the middle of the night, he was in the company of a comely 21 year old coed, Sunny Sain. The candidate, who has two children, was less than a mile from his ‘apartment’ when pulled over by the cops. Vick’s attorney claims that the coed was tipsy, so good pastor Vick was providing her with a ride home, I guess so that nobody else would take advantage of her. In a bright note to the story, he was still in prison this afternoon, so apparently his wife isn’t accepting this explanation. In a bit of irony, Vick began running campaign ads on Tuesday.
Vick follows in a long tradition of traditional family values in South Carolina. Who of us could ever forget Mark Sanford, who was governor at the time, going for a long hike along the Appalachian Trail, but ending up in Argentina in the arms of Maria Belen Chapur? Then, in this same Congressional district earlier this year, the leading GOP candidate, Thad Viers, was forced to drop out after his ‘girlfriend’ said that she dumped him when she discovered his marital status but that he continued to stalk her.
Here is Vick’s campaign video. Enjoy.