By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Noted and passed - Dec. 10, 2012
Placeholder Image
• Little noticed last week among all the “fiscal cliff” talk was the death of former Rep. Congressman Jack Brooks of Texas, who spent 42 years in Washington and is perhaps best remembered as the man standing behind Jacqueline Kennedy as Lyndon Johnson took the presidential oath of office aboard Air Force One following the assassination of President Kennedy. Brooks was one of a kind -- described in one news story as an “irascible, cigar-chomping … swashbuckling Texas character” and by one Johnson aide as one of the only men LBJ was ever afraid of.” Brooks came from a different era, but he was always upfront with his politics. • We notice that the S.C. Legislative Council has named retiring Rep. Jim Harrison to a $146,000-a-year job as state code commissioner.