Nice bit of light-hearted humor in todays news.GOP, Dems argue over beer money
GREENVILLE, South Carolina (AP) -- South Carolina Republicans say the Democrats owe them beer money.
In April, Anheuser-Busch Co. -- based in St. Louis, Missouri -- wrote a $5,000 check intended for the state Republican Party.
Instead, the envelope was addressed to the state Democratic Party, which promptly deposited the money.
Now, state GOP leaders say the South Carolina Democratic Party needs to return the beer money they are owed.
Democrats say the check is in the mail.
Katja Zastrow, Anheuser-Busch's regional director of governmental affairs in Washington, said in an e-mail statement that the check went astray "through a series of administrative oversights."
She said the company is working with both parties to resolve the situation.
Democrats say they have sent a refund check back to Anheuser-Busch: "Nobody should expect us to write a check to the Republican Party," said Lachlan McIntosh, the Democratic Party's executive director.
The GOP said the refund was sent only after it threatened a lawsuit.