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S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s promotional blitzkrieg in support of her new book took her to the 700 Club this week … an appearance which spawned this fawning write up from the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN).

“North Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is a Republican leader on the move …”

Um … by definition it’s South Carolina, although if we’re assigning loyalty labels, Georgia is probably more accurate.

“The 40-year-old was elected to her post just 16 months ago and is already making waves on the national stage.”

Yeah … you can say that again …

“Her experiences as an Indian American growing up in the South helped shape the woman she is today.”

Except when she’s filling out her voter registration card …

“She was born in 1972 to Indian immigrants in the small town of Bamberg, S.C., a place where things were black and white — right down to the people. For a girl with brown skin and a Sikh father who wears a turban, life in Bamberg wasn’t always easy.”

It’s a dastar, not a turban … but God forbid we interrupt this “Little Miss Bamberg” moment.

“When she decided to run for public office against a powerful incumbent, prejudice against her manifested once again. Her parents, however, always taught her that ‘can’t is not an option.'”

Wait … that phrase sounds familiar …

In her interview with 700 Club icon Pat Robertson, Haley is referred to as “the star of the Republican party” and a “leader of the Tea Party.” Robertson also tells the governor that he’s read her book “cover to cover” and that it’s a “great read.”

Robertson goes on to praise Haley for taking on the “good ole boys” in South Carolina, at which point she touts her leadership on the issue of transparency.

“It was a decision I made to fight,” Haley says of her transparency battle.

She also says that when it comes to the transparency issue, “can’t is not an option.”

Hmmmm … except here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here, we’re presuming.

Anyway, here’s the Robertson-Haley interview in its entirety …