According to this, Gov. Nikki Haley has announced that she is appointing Rep. Tim Scott to the Senate, which is basically a giant pile of awesomesauce.
Scott will replace Jim DeMint, who's off to run the Heritage Foundation.
Tim Scott will be the only black person in the Senate, and the first black Republican to serve in the Senate since the 70's. And to that I say, "This is a MEGA IMPROVEMENT over the last black senator, who is now unfortunately running the whole country."
I love that when Tim Scott spoke after Haley's announcement he thanked his mom, and said, "I am thankful for a strong mom that understood that love sometimes comes at the end of a switch."
How much do you love that?
Jim DeMint approves of this appointment wholeheartedly, claiming, "I can walk away from the Senate with confidence knowing that someone is replacing me who is better than I am. I can tell you, Tim, you’ve inspired me from the moment I saw you speak in public.”