As Conway Mayor Barbara Blain Bellamy registered today to run again for Mayor in the Fall 2023 election, MyrtleBeachSC News was reminded that she unilaterally gave now Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg the keys to the City of Conway.
She made this move without the approval of anyone on Conway City Council.
Buttigieg was presented with the key by Conway Mayor Barbara Blain-Bellamy in 2019.
“I’ve given out a great number of keys to the city in my day, but rarely do I receive one, so thank you for that great honor,” Buttigieg said.
President Biden now affectionately calls the transportation secretary Secretary Bootyjuice. Pete Bootyjuice, however was mocked in some circles for his incompetence in running the Department of Transportation.
He shall henceforth be known as Pete booty juice😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/aXX7tfl37N— Mike America (@MikeAmerica1776) June 28, 2023
Pete Bootyjuice was given the keys to the City by Mayor Babara Blain Bellamy
Mayor Buttigieg in Conway, SC this morning where he unveiled his plan to improve response to natural disasters. pic.twitter.com/GIwycxOuUg— Madeleine Rivera (@madeleinerivera) September 17, 2019
IN WHAT appeared to be a rebuke of the Mayor’s unilateral action, Conway City Council issued the following:
Although this campaign stop was in the City of Conway, the City and its elected officials make no official endorsement of any candidate for any political office. Politics are a very emotional issue and some may have seen his stop and introduction by the Mayor as such an endorsement. While we welcome all candidates to visit us here in our great City to participate in the democratic process, we do not specifically endorse any candidate.
– CITY OF CONWAY
Mayor Bellamy is making gay cultural issues a central part of her Fall campaign effort.
National Democrats claim the Democratic party monolithically includes blacks, gays, transsexuals, all women, and white elites working in lock step.
When the returns came back during the 2020 S.C. Democratic primary, Mayor Pete performed poorly.
We asked a High Profile, Black Female Democratic consultant in Charlotte how that could be? Many forecasters had Pete winning the state prior to the Super Tuesday primary.
This high profile consultant stated, “Blacks aren’t down with that.”
This November will give insight on whether this issue matters to socially conservative, black church attendants.
Key issues in Conway include: Parking, too much red tape for small business owners, and not enough engagement from the city in helping students find after school activities inside the city limits.