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Haley Welcomes “Hero” Hubby

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley welcomed her husband Michael back from a one-year deployment to Afghanistan this week. What was the Palmetto State’s “first gentleman” doing over there? Officially, he was a liaison for an agricultural unit that’s been tasked with teaching Afghan farmers how to irrigate their crops. You read…

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley welcomed her husband Michael back from a one-year deployment to Afghanistan this week.

What was the Palmetto State’s “first gentleman” doing over there? Officially, he was a liaison for an agricultural unit that’s been tasked with teaching Afghan farmers how to irrigate their crops.

You read that right: Your tax dollars are paying for politicians’ spouses to oversee farm subsidies in foreign countries.

Frankly, that’s almost as ridiculous as Haley’s stateside position – that of a “diversity officer” with the National Guard. But that hasn’t stopped Haley from touting her husband as a hero who is “fighting for our freedoms.”

Nor has it stopped Haley from cheesing out …

“It has been a great tour, but long 11 months in Afghanistan, ” he wrote on his Facebook page. “I am very much looking forward to coming home to my family and the great state of South Carolina! I digress and reflect on the discerning words of Forest Gump who said ‘I think I’ll go home now.'”

As ridiculous as it may have been, there’s no denying Michael Haley’s deployment has been a political gold mine for his wife.

“The deployment humanized the governor to the public from her tearful good-bye at his unit’s departure in January to the humorous story of locking herself out of the Governor’s Mansion in her robe,” reporter Andrew Shain of The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper wrote. “She used her Facebook page not only to post photos of her husband in Afghanistan but share messages of managing through his absence.”

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49 comments

Chris December 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm

First stop: Heartbreakers

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You know me December 12, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Yeah, especially after he saw how she chunked up. Men that like stripper’s bodies don’t like fat girls.

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Capt. Chucktown December 15, 2013 at 4:20 am

No Fat Chicks!

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southmauldin December 12, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I didn’t know I had freedoms in Afghanistan agriculture that needed protection.

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Original Good Old Boy December 12, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Well played. I respect (most) of our soldiers who do their duty, but it annoys me when I hear about how they are “protecting our freedom” when our freedom hasn’t been truly threatened for over 200 years (150 years if you are counting southern freedom from god-damned yankee invaders).

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TontoBubbaGoldstein December 12, 2013 at 4:17 pm

+10 OGOB, +10.

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idcydm December 12, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Too bad those god-damned rebel invaders didn’t learn something at Gettysburg but with people like OGOB still fighting 150 years later it’s not surprising.

Before you all give me hell, just remember 150 years ago they were all Americans just like we are now.

Just maybe it’s because they are there and many other places
the last 200 years that “our freedom hasn’t been truly threatened”.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein December 12, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Gettysburg

We were fighting them up “theyah”, so we didn’t have to fight them down “heyah”.

Sound familiar?
How did it work out for the Confederacy?

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historybuff December 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Not very well. I always thought the South should have just hunkered down and fought a prolonged, grinding, primarily defensive war, always choosing the high ground, and inflicting massive casualties before falling back again. The war was loosing political steam in the North and another year or so might have broken their will to continue the fight. Lee was hoping to deliver a “decisive” blow in Pennsylvania, but I think the play was to make the North attack us on our home ground. Oh, well, Marse Lee still almost pulled it off. Sigh.

euwe max December 13, 2013 at 3:20 am

hunkered down
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Let’s see, we named a tank after Sherman, didn’t we?

TontoBubbaGoldstein December 13, 2013 at 7:27 am

Sherman

War criminal.

euwe max December 13, 2013 at 9:12 am

Well, then. At least we named it right.

historybuff December 13, 2013 at 8:50 am

Sherman was able to invade the South because the Confederate Army was spread so thin trying to win victories in northern Virginia and beyond. That was my point. We also named a tank after General Lee.

chsmoot December 13, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I always thought that was a Dodge Charger

historybuff December 14, 2013 at 10:17 am

In addition to its main gun, the tank featured a horn that played “Dixie”, scared the hell out of the Italians.

idcydm December 12, 2013 at 7:34 pm

So let’s just set back and let them come?

Oops, they did.

TontoBubbaGoldstein December 12, 2013 at 8:13 pm

We teach them to water their crops over there , so they don’t water our crops over here?

Shame we never tried this tactic with Mexico.

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jimlewisowb December 12, 2013 at 2:20 pm

“reflect on the discerning words of Forest Gump”

Damn right

Run Michael Run

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Cynthia December 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm

That boy ain’t gonna leave his meal ticket behind. Couldn’t make it on his own.

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Jackie Chiles December 12, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I really have a problem with how often the label “hero” is placed on people. Just doing your job doesn’t make you a hero. I respect people in the military, heck, my own family has been in the military. My grandfather was on Okinawa in WWII. Was he a hero? No. He was just a guy who kept his head down and did his job.

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Original Good Old Boy December 12, 2013 at 2:59 pm

It’s overused to the point it has become trite and meaningless. And it cheapens the true heros who do actually risk harming themselves to save someone else in distress.

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CorruptionInColumbia December 12, 2013 at 3:07 pm

I guess the guys on her security detail will now need to find girlfriends.

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shifty henry December 12, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Perhaps they found each other…..

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Ricky Naley December 13, 2013 at 9:49 am

Yeah so correct but you forgot guys and girls the Haleys like to swing yall!!!

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You know me December 13, 2013 at 10:19 am

Uh yeah…what kind of woman loves a lap dance?

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You know me December 12, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Didn’t he leave country in like Feb. or March? Came home for R&R maybe twice and is now home? How is that 1 year?

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jimlewisowb December 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm

And that folks is how we “do” math in South Carolina

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WTF December 12, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Fuck Ohaley….oh wait, Will, Larry, Mark, Harv, Wilbur, Dumbo, and a gaggling of others already took care of that!
Vote anybody but Ohaley, send her back to Governor’s Grant! “It will be a GREAT Day in SC”!!!

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Ricky Naley December 13, 2013 at 9:51 am

Haleys…..swingers keeping doctors care busy will all the STD, s in columbia at the swingers parties.

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CorruptionInColumbia December 12, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Look at the way her hand is bent backwards in that photo! Is she making a Clemson “C” or perhaps trying to make a modification of the old “Bangles” video, “Walk Like An Egyptian”, changing it to “Walk Like An Indian”?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein December 12, 2013 at 7:23 pm

*Truly Hate that this Popped in my Mind Dept.*

She’s getting ready to give the Tiger….

*TBG sighs deeply*

…..a “High Five”.

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Mike at the Beach December 13, 2013 at 1:05 am

We refer to it as “The Thumb,” but okay… ;-)

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WTF December 13, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Well, the tigger has a very long tail! Wonder if he can make it stiff?
Tickle her tonsils from the bottom up!

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Smirks December 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm

The mascot has likely seen more action on the field than he has.

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billybob December 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm

He can grow poppies like a son of a bitch.

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euwe max December 13, 2013 at 3:23 am

Has anyone else noticed Haley has an Arab nose?

Gohmert says the Arabs are executing a long-term plan to have Arab children here, and raise them to destroy America from within… and he’s a tea-party kind of guy, so he must have a rational point… and well..

I’m just sayin…

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Cynthia December 13, 2013 at 10:21 am

Actually Pakistani to be correct.

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euwe max December 13, 2013 at 10:26 am

Arabic is considered to be the religious language of Pakistan. The Quran, Sunnah, Hadith and Muslim theology is taught in Arabic with Urdu translation. The large numbers of Pakistanis living in the Persian Gulf region and in other Middle Eastern countries has further increased the number of people who can speak Arabic in Pakistan. Arabic is taught as a religious language in Mosques, Schools, Colleges, Universities and Madrassahs. Nearly all of Pakistan’s Muslim population has had some form of education in the reading, writing and pronunciation of the Arabic language.

Many Arabs who took part in Afghanistan war have now settled in Pakistan permanently with their families. Millions of Pakistanis that have worked in Middle East also speak Arabic as a second language.

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miss suzanne December 13, 2013 at 11:45 am

You should read the article that Ajit, her father, published in the Tri-State Muslim newsletter. Don’t know too many Indians who wear turbans, do you??????

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euwe max December 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm

well, ok…. maybe she’s *not* a hypnotized Arab plant, ready to destroy America when she hears the pass phrase….

but can you blame me? Gohmert made a persuasive argument, and she *did* have the nose!

…I’ll bow to your superior analysis.

Robert December 13, 2013 at 7:47 am

Not a Haley fan, but I’m glad her husband and the kid’s father made it home. No clue what he was doing or why he went, but anyone that suits up and goes where the military sends them deserves at least a handshake.

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west_rhino December 13, 2013 at 9:42 am

As much a hero as the valiant staff JAG Senator that goes for photo ops as a week end warrior, forcing a deployed JAG staffer to go in the field where aforementioned USAF Reservist would be deployed if it weren’t bad press for him to actually be shot at, but that has been a long standing gripe about the “heir” to Strom’s mantle. Strom, at least, accepted the hazard of going into Normandy on a glider with the 101st Airborne with the invasion force, albeit as a JAG officer, knowing full well he would be shot at and that surviving the glider landing wasn’t a certainty.

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Ricky Naley December 13, 2013 at 9:47 am

Come on 2014 time to vote these taxpayer bloodsuckers out……..

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Cynthia December 13, 2013 at 10:23 am

She isn’t aging well, but damn look at the mama.

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Semper Fidelis December 13, 2013 at 11:38 am

tell ya what, when you go and spend 11 months in a god-forsaken place such as Afganistan, away from your wife and children and other friends and family, away from the comforts of home, in a place where there are people who want to kill you – and routinely do so, THEN and only THEN can you criticize this guy. Hero? Maybe not in the full sense of the word. Hero to freedom-loving people such as ourselves who take for granted that we can walk down a street and go to a supermarket and buy what we want and eat what we want and drink what we want and generally pursue happiness without the incessant threat of being blown up by some rag-head who wants to see Allah and get to the virgins. Yes, in that sense he is a hero. This guy may not have served on the front lines of battle, may not have been in position to throw his body on a live grenade, but he volunteered for military service, put on the uniform, left his home for 11 months and served his country. Do the same before you criticize him, no matter whom he happens to be married to.

Semper Fidelis

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You know me December 13, 2013 at 11:46 am

11 months, my ass.

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Silly me December 14, 2013 at 8:45 am

“left his home for 11 months and served his country”

I thought he was serving Afghani farmers.

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Chris December 14, 2013 at 12:43 am

Of course, you never served at all and have a history of abusing women, so your opinion is worth a lot. Go to hell.

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nick December 17, 2013 at 7:19 am

still wearing that training bra

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