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“It’s A Great Day In South Carolina”

A NEW MEANING FOR NIKKI HALEY’S RIDICULOUS CATCHPHRASE … By FITSNews  ||  Three years ago, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley made national news (not necessarily the good kind) when she instructed employees at her cabinet agencies to begin answering the telephone with the expression “It’s a great day in South Carolina.”…

A NEW MEANING FOR NIKKI HALEY’S RIDICULOUS CATCHPHRASE …

By FITSNews  ||  Three years ago, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley made national news (not necessarily the good kind) when she instructed employees at her cabinet agencies to begin answering the telephone with the expression “It’s a great day in South Carolina.”

“It’s part of who I am,” Haley said at the time. “As hokey as some people may think it is, I’m selling South Carolina as this great, new, positive state that everybody needs to look at.”

Mmmm-kay.  Never mind that the Palmetto State’s income levels haven’t budged since then … and its workforce as a percentage of the population has shrunk to record lows.  And that it’s government-run education monopoly is still … well … 

In other words it’s NOT  a great day in South Carolina, people … no matter how hard Haley tries to convince us otherwise with her demonstrably false claims.

So … what should be done with Haley’s signature catchphrase?  Should we just ignore it?  Sit around and wait (four years?) for a governor with actual ideas and not more of this rinse/ repeat “fake it till you make it” mumbo jumbo?

Hmmm ….

As much as we’d love to throw “It’s a great day in South Carolina” into the round file of failed political psycho-babble, we’ve actually got a better idea.  A much  better idea.

For those of you who didn’t know it, Haley is the state’s No. 1 Clemson football fan.  And the feeling is mutual.  Hell, the Tigers ran “Nikki Haley plays” during their history-making 2012 Orange Bowl … which is pretty cool, at least until you contemplate the sort of history they were making.

Yeah … not good.

Anyway over on the Left Coast, the “other” USC – a.k.a. the University of Southern California – has an expression for when its football team wins (and its arch-rivals UCLA and Notre Dame both lose).  When that happens, according to USC announcer Pete Arbogast, it’s a “perfect day.”

The University of South Carolina doesn’t have two arch-rivals, but it does have Clemson … and it does have a Clemson-loving governor who won’t shut up about what a “great day” it is.

So here goes …

It’s a great day in South Carolina

1. (Fig). Any day on which the University of South Carolina football team wins and the Clemson University football team loses.

It’s a GREAT day in South Carolina

1. (Fig). Any day on which the University of South Carolina football team defeats the Clemson University football team.

Yup …

Don’t look now, but we may have just started something, people.

And while you have to go back to November 2011 to find the last “perfect day” in Southern California, the last “great day in South Carolina” was two days ago.

Maybe this tradition will catch on, maybe it won’t … but in a rivalry that’s become increasingly relevant nationally (yet is still seriously lacking on the branding front) this represents our humble contribution.

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23 comments

Punitive September 22, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Was the Nikki play Clempsun ran a Trik play? Or did it turn trick?

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aikencounty September 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Well I’ll admit to be more than a little curious, as to how much “Annie Oakley” she can put into her “COWGIRL” routine?

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Punitive September 22, 2014 at 3:05 pm

“how much Annie Oakley” she can put into her “COWGIRL” routine?”

Well that, and sometime forgot to tell her that the look she’s going for doesn’t involve an actual bovine.

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aikencounty September 23, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Upon further reflection, I believe her assets would be best brought to bare in the
“REVERSE COWGIRL”!
YOU BETCHA!

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No, I'll tell you what a great September 22, 2014 at 2:42 pm

A perfect day would be one without any stories about Mark Sanford or Thomas Ravenel. A GREAT day would be a day without any stories about either.

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Will Folks aka Sic September 22, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Ha! +2 for that.

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CNSYD September 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm

any stories or stories that disappear without a trace?

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9" September 22, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Is that a Rorschach test on her skirt? Who did that? I heard she has a big bush,and it smells bad.

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CNSYD September 22, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Did Sic Willie tell you that in his book?

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9" September 22, 2014 at 4:23 pm

I don’t think he got that far

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Beartrkkr September 22, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Maybe just a little stinky finger…

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E Norma Scok September 22, 2014 at 3:16 pm

I guess your “great day” dichotomy is really only true if you’re a cock fan.

But one thing is for sure…the rivalry won’t be increasingly relevant if 1) Clemson can only beat teams like SC State, and 2) South Carolina can barely get by teams like Vandy.

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Stymie Yelodog September 22, 2014 at 6:36 pm

As long as there are The University and Clemson and they play each other and the state of South Carolina exists, this will be a relevant rivalry to the citizens of this state no matter the caliber of teams they win or lose to.

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E Norma Scok September 22, 2014 at 9:02 pm

That’s not what he stated…”but in a rivalry that’s become increasingly relevant nationally”
Nobody outside of SC gives a damn. And the Ohioans who moved here only care because they don’t know any better.

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Stymie Yelodog September 23, 2014 at 8:25 am

And my comment was, “this will be a relevant rivalry to the citizens of this state(underline).”

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Jerry September 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Its a great whey Haley is out of office……:(

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Scooter September 22, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Well, we know that she will have another 4 yrs. as governor of SC. You might
as well get use to it.

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mike September 23, 2014 at 6:38 am

It will truly be a “Great Day” when this witch is gone!!!!

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Bible Thumper September 22, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Haley’s daughter is a looker; splitting image of her mom.

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GaryJR September 23, 2014 at 8:46 am

“Don’t look now, but we may have just started something, people.Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/09/22/great-day-south-carolina/#tAiGJqzAKv4RLYaA.99

Uh, no.

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CharlesDikkens September 23, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Not a flattering picture of her. Too bad the bubble butt has burst…

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shifty henry September 24, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Anybody know when that photo was taken? It’s definitely not recently.

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