Hmmmm. I'm used to Republicans getting indicted, but not for dealing coke.
SC State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel indicted for conspiracy to distribute crack.
A video of the pusher, Ravenel, endorsing his boss:
We always told you it was right-wing crack they were smoking. Proof positive that it is true.
[update] MSNBC has more details on this:
The investigation into Ravenel arose from a drug case last year in Charleston, Lloyd said. State Law Enforcement Division Chief Robert Stewart said his agents were aware of the allegations before Ravenel was elected in November, but didn't have enough information to pursue criminal charges until they turned the case over to the FBI in April.
Ravenel and Miller, who is in custody, each face on charge of distribution of cocaine, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
"The investigation is just beginning," Lloyd said.
Gov. Mark Sanford suspended Ravenel immediately based on the serious nature of the charge. The governor said he would name an interim treasurer soon.
Gov. Mark Sandford endorsed Ravenel for the Treasurer job in the last campaign.
As for his support of the Giuiliani campaign:
Scott Malyerck, Ravenel's spokesman, said his boss traveled with Giuliani, Gov. Mark Sanford and Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom in a fly-around geared to fiscal issues several months ago and became impressed with his views on spending, taxation and free trade.
"It's a matter of (compatible) philosophies," Malyerck said of the alliance.
There has been no comment from Giuliani or Sanford on whether Ravenel spent unusually long amounts of time the bathroom on the flight, or if they had a smoking section for them all to enjoy some right-wing crack together.