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View Diary: Why South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley could be vulnerable in 2014 (67 comments)

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  •  This is not news... (7+ / 0-)

    She has been a disaster from the beginning.  In addition to the latest tax hacking disaster, she (1) sold the Jasper and Charleston SC ports down the river by causing a board she appointed to approve a dredging that would give the Savannah Ga port an insurmountable competitive edge as the southern deepwater port, (2) replaced a long time USC woman board member, who had made sizable endowments to the school, with one of her local male political cronies, who donated to her campaign, (3) appointed a bunch of unqualified agency heads whose primary goal is to dismantle the government, (4)  appointed and hired more staff than her predecessors with sizable salary increases; and (5) completely pissed off the legislature by making and reneging on deals she negotiated. All of this in addition to the various ethics charges and hearings.  I seriously  dispute the notion that her unpopularity is based on her Indian heritage or her gender.  From what I can tell, living in SC, she is disliked by tea party and progressives alike for what she has  and hasn't done.  She will have serious primary challenges and, yes, Vincent Sheheen will be a contender if she makes it out of the primary.

    Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. (attributed to) Greg King

    by scyellowdogdem on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 07:53:12 PM PST

    •  don't forget haley's veto last summer.... (1+ / 0-)
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      She vetoed funding for the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault’s rape crisis centers.  She stated, “it distracts from the [Department of Health and Environmental Control's] broader mission of protecting South Carolina’s public health.”

      Vetoing the funding and then her heartless comment caused quite an uproar.  The State legislature did overturn her veto.  

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