South Carolina, famously hot tempered state that spurred on the Civil War, is once again mired in the important political questions of our time: Is it a great day in South Carolina today? Gov. Nikki Haley mandated in September that cabinet agencies greet people on the phone by saying, "It's a great day in South Carolina." So, of course, two Democrats have decided to legislate against this .... Reps. John Richard King and Wendell Gilliard are seeking legislation to say that state agencies can't force employees to use the greeting until unemployment sinks below 5 percent in the state. Gilliard really oversells it, as The Associated Press South Carolina wire reports:
"When you answer the phone and say, 'It's a great day in South Carolina,' to be honest with you, it's a lie," Gilliard said. "South Carolina is being misrepresented by its No. 1 leader, and that's the governor."
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