South Carolina's Tourism Hasn't Received Enough Emails

According to an article in the Kansas City Star 129.html some vacationers plan to stay away from South Carolina for their future vacations because of Republican Rep. Addison "Joe" Wilson's recent outburst.    Kansas City Star:

....South Carolina's $1 billion-plus tourism industry, centered around its beaches, had already been hit by the recession as Americans postpone vacations or cancel travel altogether. The state's 11.8 percent unemployment rate is among the highest in the country.

Marion Edmonds, a spokesman for the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, said his agency had received 147 emails from people who cited Wilson by name and expressed displeasure with his remark.

"Some of them have been specific and said they won't be coming to the beach this summer for their family vacation," Edmonds said....

Obviously, Marion Edmonds needs more than just 147 emails from people who are not going to go to South Carolina because of Joe Wilson's gross disrespect of President Obama, Congress, and the American people.  If you'd like to email Marion Edmonds at the South Carolina Dept. of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, please visit x to explain why Joe Wilson's  remarks will keep you out of South Carolina.

I remain, a Stubborn Liberal (

Tags: boycott, Joe Wilson, Republican, South Carolina, Tourism (all tags)



Re: South Carolina's Tourism

The problem is, it's like the Coors boycott.  I wouldn't go there for vacation anyway.

by Drummond 2009-09-15 10:58AM | 0 recs
Re: South Carolina's Tourism

I'm not planning to go either, but we've got to let them know that people from their state, Rep. Joe Wilson, make it unlikely that we'll ever visit South Carolina for a convention, vacation, or golf (I don't golf.).  Hatred, and racism coming out of So. Carolina make it an unlikely destination.

by Marie Smith 2009-09-15 11:16AM | 0 recs
Re: South Carolina's Tourism

Okay, so I'll tell them "I wasn't coming anyway, but now I'm not going to come even more!"  :&)

by Drummond 2009-09-15 02:18PM | 0 recs
Re: Dear South Carolina

Dear SC,
 You and Alaska both suck as States, as regards your politics, but Alaska is very beautiful and I will go there as a tourist. I might drive through SC on my way to Philly, but I won't exit the highway to eat or get gas. I might stop to piss, depending.

Love, QTG

by QTG 2009-09-15 02:49PM | 0 recs


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