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GOVERNOR BAGS ROMNEY EVENT, BUT STILL SCHEDULED TO SPEAK ON “LIMITED GOVERNMENT” IN PHOENIX THIS MONTH

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley – who has been criticized in the past for her extensive out-of-state political and self-promotional travel – is canceling planned appearances on behalf of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney this weekend in the battleground state of Ohio.

Why?

That’s easy … she’s got a full-scale disaster on her hands in South Carolina.

Still on Haley’s schedule?  An appearance at the 2012 Goldwater Dinner in Phoenix, Arizona on November 13 alongside Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.

“We are thrilled to welcome two governors who are taking on entrenched political interests as they return their states to the principles of limited government,” the Goldwater Institute noted in previewing Haley and Fallin’s appearance.

Wait … limited government?  Haley?

Hmmmmm … last time we checked that statement was categorically false.

The Goldwater Institute has no business welcoming Haley based on her abysmal fiscal record … and based on her administration’s abysmal record of protecting taxpayer data, Haley has no business accepting their offer.

UPDATE: Ironically, while Haley will be in Arizona touting her vision of “limited government,” S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis will be hosting a forum on “fraud detection and prevention in government.” Frankly, we would advise Haley to attend that event rather than spewing a bunch of patently untrue talking points at a dinner more than halfway across the country.

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