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Nikki Haley Is Expensive

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley bills Palmetto State taxpayers for her security when she travels – but other state’s taxpayers are being forced to pick up the tab, as well. In fact protecting Haley during her visit to the Republican National Convention in Tampa last year was the single most expensive…

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley bills Palmetto State taxpayers for her security when she travels – but other state’s taxpayers are being forced to pick up the tab, as well.

In fact protecting Haley during her visit to the Republican National Convention in Tampa last year was the single most expensive security job performed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) over the previous twelve months, according to reporter Steve Bousquet of The Tampa Bay Times.

“The single costliest security assignment was to protect South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley during the week of the Republican convention, which cost nearly $18,000,” Bousquet reports.

Bousquet adds that Haley has “paid seven visits to the state in the past year, the most of any out-of-state dignitary.”

Wait … why would it be more expensive to protect Haley as opposed to other dignitaries?

Oh right … Nikki likes to party.

Haley has previously come under fire for racking up exorbitant security costs on political trips – including fundraising trips. That’s a violation of state law – which bans taxpayer resources from being used for political purposes. Haley has since reimbursed taxpayers for some – but not all – of those costs.

Will she reimburse Florida taxpayers?

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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14 comments

Manray9 August 20, 2013 at 10:42 am

Seven visits? Are these not related to last year’s GOP convention? If not, why is our governor spending so much time in Florida?

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Fonz August 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm

One of her favorite contributors has a business and a Lear Jet and lives in Florida. He is Indian, a Sikh and wears a turbine also.

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CNSYD August 20, 2013 at 10:46 am

does she use SLED to ferry her dogs or a state plane to get to a haircut appointment as did Sanfraud?

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Guest August 20, 2013 at 11:00 am

No way, she can’t be partying. She posts on Facebook all day and night about her life with the two kids. Son stole daughter’s iPod, locked he out of iTunes, with the Gubner trying to figure out how to unlock it. She’s to busy to party staying at home all the time being super mommy with the kiddos.

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shifty henry August 20, 2013 at 11:36 am

Are you really wasting your time reading that crap?

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HLL August 20, 2013 at 11:29 am

Reminds me of the line in the movie “Champion” when Marilyn Maxwell said “I’m expensive, very expensive”. That could be Nikki’s line.

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ThreePalms August 20, 2013 at 11:32 am

She doesn’t seem to spend any of her own money on a different outfit. How many pics are there of her in the red suit?

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shifty henry August 20, 2013 at 11:47 am

Sic, I agree. Please use some better photos of Nikki, and at least crop some of them. What about using some you took with your cell phone? It confuses me when I’m looking back in the archives for a particular article and the SAME PHOTOS have been used several times. In a fast scan I remember the article photo better than the article title.

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shifty henry August 20, 2013 at 11:41 am

Protection from whom, or what? Where are the bodyguards from the Temple?
I’ll never forget my personal encounter with the one called Punjab.

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GreenvilleLwyr August 20, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Can we pay Florida to keep her?

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Fandango August 20, 2013 at 3:52 pm

AMEN!!!!
But, I think they would object!

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Stephan August 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm

We don’t want her. But, can we send you Rick Scott?

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Crooner August 20, 2013 at 2:25 pm

I’m guessing the FL bill was so high because everyone wanted to be on the strip club detail.

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george wills August 21, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Nikki Haley and Richard Eckstrom have had a few late night calls. Just ask Kelly Payne

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