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Ethics Commission To Nikki Haley: “You Pay Now!”

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is being challenged by the S.C. State Ethics Commission (SCSEC) regarding her use of taxpayer-funded resources for campaign fundraising. According to The Charleston (S.C.) City Paper, SCSEC attorney Cathy Hazelwood isn’t accepting Haley’s excuse about not being an “announced candidate” for governor when she used taxpayer-funded…

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is being challenged by the S.C. State Ethics Commission (SCSEC) regarding her use of taxpayer-funded resources for campaign fundraising.

According to The Charleston (S.C.) City Paper, SCSEC attorney Cathy Hazelwood isn’t accepting Haley’s excuse about not being an “announced candidate” for governor when she used taxpayer-funded transportation to attend a North Carolina fundraiser with her campaign staffers.

“This is a campaign event in the sense that she received a bunch of campaign money,” Hazelwood told the paper. “So there needs to the proper reimbursement to the state and proper disclosure.”

Exactly …

Hazelwood added that Haley “is a candidate according to the state’s definition” and that the SCSEC would be sending her a letter informing her of her obligation to reimburse.

News of Haley’s previously unreported trip was brought to light earlier this week when FITS revealed that the governor and her staff were involved in a single-car traffic accident in North Carolina.

So … will the SCSEC hold Haley accountable this time? Not likely … after all, eight of the nine seats on the commission are either vacant or occupied by members whose terms have expired (meaning Haley can replace them at a whim).

No wonder the agency has treated her with such kid gloves … 

Also, how many such purely political trips has Haley billed to the taxpayers? And what’s to prevent her from taking more of them in the future?

 

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29 comments

Jay Ellington August 28, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Thanks for ruining my lunch appetite with that ghastly photo.

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junior justice August 28, 2013 at 2:03 pm

She looks like a Comanche war bride.

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Will Folks aka Sic August 28, 2013 at 2:18 pm

ha! she seemed hotter in 2007. or maybe she was just “State House hot” and I didn’t know any better? oh well …

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ScrewedNSC August 28, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Maybe it was after a few drinks and after 11:00.

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junior justice August 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Could be from Sic’s personal files.

lawzoo August 28, 2013 at 2:42 pm

The Governor certainly is no blushing beauty . However she does have a sex attraction or to put in laymen’s (i.e.,guy’s who wanna get laid) fuckability that grabs you ! Sorta.

Oh and her defense was that she was not an announced candidate BUT she was attending a fundraising event out of state
on the taxpayer’s dime in the state’s interest(s)?

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Pickens August 28, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Still, to men she’s more attractive than Sheheen, and for that reason most SC menfolk will vote for her. And most SC womenfolk say “right-on, Nikki, show those boys you can stand up to them!” Honest. That’s what my wife and her friends say.

Curious August 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm

That’s sad.

Boz Martin August 29, 2013 at 7:13 pm

That’s beyond sad.

shifty henry August 28, 2013 at 4:49 pm

You should have known her while she was at Clemson. Alluring, fresh, friendly, fun – before she was corrupted.

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Boz Martin August 29, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Hell, she obviously has her hot moments. Saw her in person, not bad.

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shifty henry August 28, 2013 at 6:14 pm

gee, wish I’d said that!

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Boz Martin August 29, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Fuck you.

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Anne Smith August 29, 2013 at 8:12 pm

That’s denigrating to Comanches everywhere! Be ashamed of yourself! At least say that she looks like a Sikh war bride.

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rwwllms August 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Put a wart on her nose and color her green and you the Wicked Witch from Oz.

Someone that has photoshop try it and see.

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Fraud Alert Network August 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Hope she pays now and at the ballot box. Anyone who votes for her is a brain dead Koolaid drinker and shopuld be disqualified from voting in future elections.
She is a FRAUD and hsa been since she ran for as was elected to the House of Repulsiveness, from Lexington County!
This message proudly brought to you as a public service of the South Carolina raud Network. We approve this message.

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Billy K Mulligan August 28, 2013 at 3:23 pm

And it could get worse, such as a liberal trial lawyer who as Gubner would have appointed Jim Clyburn to the Senate to replace Demint, if given the chance, and will if he wins this time, LOG wins and secures a Cabinet post or other appointment before his term is up.

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Marie Harrison August 28, 2013 at 3:36 pm

You know, the SAD thing is that she really thinks she’s smart enough to not get caught. The little girl, who is not so little anymore is a train wreck.

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Marie Harrison August 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Damn if she don’t look just like her mama.

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Iis this shiite for real? August 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Will, now I see why you never hit that from the side.

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nitrat August 28, 2013 at 5:17 pm

This is what happens when the press lets her get away with giving them her ‘schedule’ after the fact.
She is employed by the taxpayers of this state and THE PEOPLE are entitled to know where she is every minute of the day and they need to know in advance.
She HAS to keep an appointment calendar so she can schedule official business around fund raising. WE need to see it DAILY and as changes are made.

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Bell August 28, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Treasurer Loftis places his complete schedule on line. it has a one week lag for security purposes but is detailed. Kinda cool.

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dave August 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Well, she’s an idiot. And no one seems to hold her accountable.

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dave August 28, 2013 at 5:36 pm

She’s untouchable.

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shifty henry August 29, 2013 at 9:13 am

—- wrong caste

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TheCoast August 28, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Ethics commissioners with no ethics……..very sad. But congratulations to the ethics attorney for calling the Governor on the blatant violation.

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Stephan August 28, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Can you just imagine. In 2014 the Dems will pick up the Gov’s Mansion in SC of all places. She’s such as light weight. I loved how she conjured up the images of Carroll Campbell in her announcement dribble. Like she would even be allowed to sit at the same table as Carroll Campbell.

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Same ol' Same ol' August 29, 2013 at 7:30 am

This is just sad. The Gov or Shehee, what a choice. It almost makes you wish the debil hisself was runnin’.

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Boz Martin August 29, 2013 at 7:14 pm

You think Leatherman has a shot then?

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