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About Nikki Haley’s “Not Running” For Reelection

It didn’t take us long to accurately diagnose an odd comment made by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley last week in an interview with The Florence (S.C.) Morning News. For those of you who missed it, we’re referring to the by-now infamous interview in which Haley said she could “absolutely see not…

It didn’t take us long to accurately diagnose an odd comment made by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley last week in an interview with The Florence (S.C.) Morning News. For those of you who missed it, we’re referring to the by-now infamous interview in which Haley said she could “absolutely see not running” for reelection in 2014 if she didn’t think it was in the best interests of her family.

“If we look and it’s too much on the family, I could absolutely see (not running again),” Haley said.

Ummmm … say huh?

Those of us familiar with Haley knew this comment (like virtually everything that comes out of her word hole) was pure B.S.

“Frankly, we view this story as nothing more than Haley reminding voters of the fact her husband is in Afghanistan – and of her family’s ‘sacrifice’ on our behalf,” we wrote. “She’s running … no doubt about it.”

Now our initial assessment of this breaking news – which has prompted all sorts of speculation about Haley’s intentions – received a conclusive dose of finality this weekend.

According to The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper, the puff piece on Haley that included this news-making quote was written by a reporter who days earlier had been hired by U.S. Rep. Tom Rice (RINO-S.C.) – the fiscally liberal, crony capitalist congressman who owes his seat in Congress to Haley’s endorsement.

“This was Sweeney’s last article before taking a job with (Rice), a Republican who won the 7th Congressional District election with the help of a high-profile endorsement from Haley,” the paper reported Sunday. “Rice’s office announced Sweeney’s hire two weeks ago, and Sweeney continued to work after giving his two-week notice. Common practice in the newspaper biz is when a reporter leaves for a job, he or she avoids writing anything that has the appearance of conflict.”

The State‘s story also mocked Sweeney for referring to himself as a “bloodhound of justice.”

Yeah … more like a lap dog of the governor.

The “Nikki’s not running” story was a plant, people … pure and simple.

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43 comments

jimlewisowb June 30, 2013 at 7:27 pm

“bloodhound of justice” says Sweeney

more like

“dog poop in the back seat of a police cruiser”

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jimlewisowb June 30, 2013 at 7:27 pm

“bloodhound of justice” says Sweeney

more like

“dog poop in the back seat of a police cruiser”

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Maggie Mae June 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm

I knew she was just stirring things up just to drum up interest. Haley thinks if she can get more people in the race she will have a better chance against Sheheen.

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Maggie Mae June 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm

I knew she was just stirring things up just to drum up interest. Haley thinks if she can get more people in the race she will have a better chance against Sheheen.

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GrandTango June 30, 2013 at 8:38 pm

The fact that Obama is STILL in office is the WORST Political news possible…
Who the H#!! cares about Haley and 2014???…If Obama would Get Saved, repent and admit all he has done, then resign….I’d rejoice, uncontrollably…And we could begin to clean up the mess, and heal this damaged nation…

Otherwise: This speculation about Haley is not newsworthy, except for the totally desperate and un-talented, like FITS…

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Nölff July 1, 2013 at 7:44 am

You can take a story about anything except Obama and use it to complain about Obama.

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GrandTango July 1, 2013 at 7:50 am

Politically and socially, he is the biggest problem we face, as a nation and as a state.
You’d just as soon no one pays attention to the mess Obama is making…. You care more about special interests, and the GREED and vice you can grab for yourself.. You are the worst of America…and you are a favorite of Obama…

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WKRP July 1, 2013 at 8:43 am

You’re better suited for radio, T.

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nitrat July 1, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Big T(urd), I love your Lincoln avatar. That means I can just scroll right past your manure and not slip up and read it by mistake.

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GrandTango July 1, 2013 at 5:39 pm

So you’re saying you’re aware of your ignorance…and proud of it, too…Wow…

Maggie Mae June 30, 2013 at 9:46 pm

I think Nikki Haley had her husband sent to Afghanistan just so she could whine about it and try and get sympathy votes from it. She could have gotten him out of going – but she didn’t – that proves she is looking for sympathy votes.

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Curious June 30, 2013 at 10:34 pm

I’m no fan of Haley at all, but that’s a pretty far-fetched theory. She didn’t have him sent over there, and how, exactly, could she have gotten him out of going?

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Maggie Mae June 30, 2013 at 9:46 pm

I think Nikki Haley had her husband sent to Afghanistan just so she could whine about it and try and get sympathy votes from it. She could have gotten him out of going – but she didn’t – that proves she is looking for sympathy votes.

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Curious June 30, 2013 at 10:34 pm

I’m no fan of Haley at all, but that’s a pretty far-fetched theory. She didn’t have him sent over there, and how, exactly, could she have gotten him out of going?

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Siamese June 30, 2013 at 9:51 pm

I despise that heifer

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Marie Harrison July 1, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Wow. Just how much weight has she put on? What ever Rob lost, she found.

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Siamese June 30, 2013 at 9:51 pm

I despise that heifer

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Marie Harrison July 1, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Wow. Just how much weight has she put on? What ever Rob lost, she found.

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RHood2 July 1, 2013 at 3:10 am

You were tipped to the Morning News staff news, Wil.

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RHood2 July 1, 2013 at 3:10 am

You were tipped to the Morning News staff news, Wil.

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Smirks July 1, 2013 at 6:24 am

Of course she’s running, what else does she have to go back to to pay for all of her shit she can’t afford? Exotica? Running a business? Being an accountant? Please. She needs her political career so she can continue grifting us and selling herself out just like all the other gussied-up whores we call politicians.

What would be “hard on her family” is actually having to try and make it in the real world.

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Smirks July 1, 2013 at 6:24 am

Of course she’s running, what else does she have to go back to to pay for all of her shit she can’t afford? Exotica? Running a business? Being an accountant? Please. She needs her political career so she can continue grifting us and selling herself out just like all the other gussied-up whores we call politicians.

What would be “hard on her family” is actually having to try and make it in the real world.

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carrie July 1, 2013 at 8:23 am

So that story was a plant and why am I not surprised?. She is the most powerful woman in SC and would most certainly want to run again. Her campaign chest is getting larger and she has been and still continues to go out of state for more publicity. If my hunch is right, she may be aiming for the VP position in the 2016 election.

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carrie July 1, 2013 at 8:23 am

So that story was a plant and why am I not surprised?. She is the most powerful woman in SC and would most certainly want to run again. Her campaign chest is getting larger and she has been and still continues to go out of state for more publicity. If my hunch is right, she may be aiming for the VP position in the 2016 election.

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bogart July 1, 2013 at 8:46 am

Soooooo,is it also not true that she’s going to be a bridesmaid in Sanford’s wedding? Can’t believe anyone nowadays.

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carrie July 1, 2013 at 9:13 am

Mark’s or Jenny’s?

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bogart July 1, 2013 at 11:57 am

Didn’t know Jenny was engaged.

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carrie July 1, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Was checking if there was anything going on in Jenny’s life. Hope she is doing well.

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bogart July 1, 2013 at 8:46 am

Soooooo,is it also not true that she’s going to be a bridesmaid in Sanford’s wedding? Can’t believe anyone nowadays.

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carrie July 1, 2013 at 9:13 am

Mark’s or Jenny’s?

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bogart July 1, 2013 at 11:57 am

Didn’t know Jenny was engaged.

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carrie July 1, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Was checking if there was anything going on in Jenny’s life. Hope she is doing well.

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Carolina_Cotton July 1, 2013 at 9:33 am

It’s hard to imagine someone so vain as to refer to themselves as the “bloodhound of justice” If I were an editor and someone on my staff publicly referred to himself/herself as the “bloodhound of justice,” I’d can their ass right there.

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Carolina_Cotton July 1, 2013 at 9:33 am

It’s hard to imagine someone so vain as to refer to themselves as the “bloodhound of justice” If I were an editor and someone on my staff publicly referred to himself/herself as the “bloodhound of justice,” I’d can their ass right there.

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GrandTango July 1, 2013 at 9:57 am

SC democrats have to run for or against Obama. So it really does not matter if it’s Haley or another Republican…Opposition to the dangers and abject failure of Obama is THE issue…

The controversy or debate should be How in the World will the democrat party ever get out of its death spiral, and become relevent in SC again…especially with the disaster to America, Obama is…

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Our American Cousin July 1, 2013 at 10:06 am

Free theater tix!

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GrandTango July 1, 2013 at 10:11 am

You were Racists them and you’re racists now. Democrats have always been on the wrong sidee of history and the wrong side of freedom…
So you end up pandering to every special intrest and hate group, to retain your power and feed your greed…

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Our American Cousin July 1, 2013 at 10:33 am

Thanks for the laugh!

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