South Carolina's Tourism Hasn't Received Enough Emails
by Marie Smith, Tue Sep 15, 2009 at 10:33:12 AM EDT
According to an article in the Kansas City Star http://www.kansascity.com/444/story/1446 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 http://www.scprt.com/contact/contact.asp x to explain why Joe Wilson's remarks will keep you out of South Carolina.
I remain, a Stubborn Liberal (http://stubbornliberal.blogspot.com).