Around the South for Dec. 30: NC, SC & TN

North Carolina: A Trump/McCrory ticket? Ann Coulter, the beauteous and acerbic conservative commentator, has perceptively suggested that Tar Heel Gov. Pat McCrory (R) would make a good running mate for current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, reports the Charlotte Observer. McCrory’s reelection campaign manager responded, “The governor is flattered but committed to making North Carolina a better place to live, work and raise a family.” Not exactly a Sherman Statement ……. South Carolina: Scott’s Christmas spoof. US Sen. Tim Scott (R) reacted to President Obama’s continued moving inmates out of the Guantanamo Bay prison with a nod to Clement Moore, reports Charleston’s Post & Courier. In an email, Scott wrote,  “T’was the night before Christmas when all through the White House, the president was transferring terrorists as quiet as a mouse. The terrorists were nestled all snug in their well-guarded beds, while visions of returning to al-Qaeda or ISIS dance in their heads.” ……. Tennessee: LWV knocks Haslam. The Tennessee League of Women Voters has criticized Gov. Bill Haslam (R) for continuing to out-source government operations, reports Chattanooga’s Times Free Press. LWV President Marian Ott wrote Haslam that, “When governmental entities consider the transfer of government services, assets and/or functions to the private sector, the community impact and goals … must be identified and considered.” …….