YES!! Via the NYT:
9:47 a.m. | Updated Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina has chosen Representative Tim Scott to replace Jim DeMint in the United States Senate, according to Republican officials. The move will make Mr. Scott the first black senator from the state since the late 19th century. Ms. Haley is expected to make her announcement at noon in South Carolina, according to officials.
For Republicans, Mr. Scott, who lives in Charleston, offers a unique story and background, one that is in scant supply in their party right now. Raised by a single mother, he was, by his account, a lost child who struggled with school and with life until he a Chick-fil-A franchise owner who took him on as a protégé, schooling him in conservative principles.
“Coming from a single-parent household and almost flunking out of high school,” Mr. Scott said in 2010, during his bid for the House, “my hope is I will take that experience and help people bring out the best that they can be.”
Just last week Mr. Scott, who has served in a freshman leadership role in the House, packed up his freshman-size office for bigger digs.
I freaking love it. Can’t wait for the liberal freak out to commence! Grab the popcorn, folks.
Congrats, Rep. Scott! I know you will represent South Carolina honorably in the US Senate.
Phineas Butts In: And it turns out ST didn’t have to wait long at all for the “freak out” to start. Tolerant, open-minded leftists were already crying “Uncle Tom,” “token,” and “house negro” before the news had even time to cool a bit. I guess “judging by the content of their character” only applies if the character is liberal.
Meanwhile, congratulations to Senator-designate Scott. I know you’ll do a great job for South Carolina and the nation. And congratulations to Governor Haley, too, for making a fine choice.