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Playing “Password” With Nikki Haley

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Two weeks after the story first broke, South Carolina’s mainstream media was still investigating S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley‘s controversial 2008 online job application with Lexington Medical Hospital.

This time it was Robert Kittle of WSPA TV-7 (CBS – Spartanburg, S.C.) doing the sleuthing … and catching Haley in yet another lie related to her tumultuous tenure at the hospital.

For those of you who’ve been in a two-week coma, here’s a quick recap: Haley – or a mysterious job application “phantom” – listed her 2007 income at Exotica International (the clothing store run by her parents) at $125,000 and requested that the hospital pay her this same amount. The only problem with Haley’s alleged income declaration? According to federal tax returns – which the Republican candidate belatedly released during the 2010 gubernatorial race – she only reported earning $22,000 from Exotica in 2007.

Haley has repeatedly denied that she filled out the application or provided the $125,000 figure – which she insists is inaccurate. However, the hospital has said it did not alter the submission. In fact, the online resume service that the hospital uses only permits its staff members to view, print or forward the application information.

A hospital spokesperson also told to The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper that anyone fraudulently filling out the application “would have had to know (Haley’s) social security number, address, job history, past supervisors, job duties, education and other details.”

Not only that, they would also have had to know a secret security question (and answer) as well as the user name and password that was created for the application process.

Asked by Kittle about the password associated with the online job application, Haley may have set a land speed record for contradicting herself.

Here’s what she said …

There was no password. The password was where I graduated from high school.

Ummm … sounds to us like there was a password, then.

Oh … the WSPA report also includes video of Haley offering this statement, if you’re into examining body language.

“The lies have gone well beyond pathological,” a Democratic operative told FITS. “She should take this show to Vegas.”

Indeed. Already busted lying about how she got the Lexington Medical job – and why she ultimately “resigned” from it – Haley is now telling additional lies to cover the lies she’s already told.

Will any of this chronic fibbing stick to “Teflon Trikki?”

That remains to be seen …

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