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Nikki Haley Must Release #SCHacked Report

“WALK THE WALK” ON TRANSPARENCY, GOVERNOR … We don’t agree often with the uber-liberal editorial page of The (Spartanburg, S.C.) Herald-Journal.  On most issues, its left-leaning authors have their heads firmly implanted in their rear ends – not unlike the opinion leaders who write for the SHJ’s parent paper, The…

“WALK THE WALK” ON TRANSPARENCY, GOVERNOR …

We don’t agree often with the uber-liberal editorial page of The (Spartanburg, S.C.) Herald-Journal.  On most issues, its left-leaning authors have their heads firmly implanted in their rear ends – not unlike the opinion leaders who write for the SHJ’s parent paper, The New York Times.

We wholeheartedly concur, however, with the Herald-Journal‘s call for S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley to immediately release a report prepared by her administration in the wake of the 2012 #SCHacked scandal – in which her Department of Revenue colossally failed to protect our most sensitive personal information.

“The financial lives of 5.7 million South Carolinians and 700,000 businesses were put in jeopardy by the state,” the SHJ editorial stated. “We deserve to know how and why.”

Actually there are only 4.5 million South Carolinians last time we checked. For those of you keeping score at home, SCDOR coughed up 3.8 million Social Security numbers, 3.3 million bank account numbers, tax info for more than 650,000 businesses and nearly 400,000 credit and debit card numbers to as-yet-unidentified hackers during a weeks-long intrusion beginning in August 2012.

Haley’s management of the #SCHacked scandal has been atrocious. After waiting sixteen days to inform the public, she initially claimed that “there wasn’t anything where anyone in state government could have done anything” to stop the breach – and that the Palmetto State used “industry standard” data security methods.  Both of those claims turned out to be completely false.

Haley’s administration received a $20 million bailout to pay for all the costs associated with the breach – including a controversial credit monitoring deal with a firm that was later hacked itself.

Funny how that works …

No one involved in the heist has even been identified, let alone held accountable – prompting some lawmakers to question exactly what went down.

Hence the pressure to release a report on the hacking incident prepared by the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) – which is part of Haley’s cabinet.

“The governor should support releasing the report,” the SHJ editorial continues. “Trying to keep it secret makes it look as though the government has something to hide.”

Ya think?

Haley campaigned on transparency in government – and her administration insists she’s lived up to her promises. However her refusal to release this report is the latest in a long line of anti-transparent moves she’s made dating back to the 2010 election.

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36 comments

Linda G May 12, 2014 at 10:07 am

Nikki Haley will order them to sit on this report until after the election. She will do so under the guise of its a ongoing investigation, one which will all know will be indefinite since hackers overseas are never caught. She does not want her voters to see how utterly incompetent she really is nor how big a liar she is.

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Sandi Morals May 12, 2014 at 10:47 am

Today about 15 Democratic candidates, including gubernatorial hopeful Vincent Sheheen and lieutenant governor candidate Bakari Sellers, will participate in the Galivants Ferry Stump, which also will feature remarks from Jimmy Williams, a commentator for MSNBC, and former U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings.
Hey Linda G. . Is it true Democrat Tom Ervin is the Keynote speaker tonight at this socialist party in Galivants Ferry? Is it “envelope” time for Ervin and Sheheeen? :-)

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Barry S May 12, 2014 at 11:01 am

No but I heard Nikki will be busy deleting emails on her state computer and meeting wity the Koch brothers for her next set of orders

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Give me and F N break May 12, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Propaganda and lies!
Ervin will NOT be there!
But, how many of your Republicans are closet Democrats: Leatherman, Odell, Martin, Hayes, Rankin, etc., etc!!
And, how many, so called Republicans, are Dems. in disguise: Harrell, White, Smith, Cooper, etc., etc!!

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Chuck Criist May 12, 2014 at 12:12 pm

What time does Tom Ervin speak tonight in GF and will he be arriving with Jim Clyburn and Elijah Cummings?

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Fed up Republican!! May 12, 2014 at 11:58 am

DOR breach
DSS child murders
Savanna River sell out
Lies about jobs at Lex. medical and Wilbur Smith
Lies about daughter’s beauty contest
Lies about flight to China with Sanford
Using security detail for waiters and goffers
Using tax payer money to campaign and for fund raising trips
Illegal use of private planes
Failure to disclose contributions properly
Use of Staff phones to hide calls
Illegal destruction of Govt. emails
Incompetent appointments Koller, Kitzman, St. Onge, and the list goes on!
What more do you need people? And, these are only some of what we know!
What about all we do NOT know?
haley needs to GO!!!!
it will be a “Great Day in SC”!!!!
Wake up!!

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Bamberg native May 12, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Don’t forget the little miss Bamberg beauty pageant disqualification that didn’t happen????? Or her childhood abuse????? SAD!!!!!!!!

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Chuck Criist May 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Do the have a ‘straw poll’ for next dem/socialist gov at this event? Who do think will win , Sheheen or Ervin or will it depend on their speeches tonight in GF?

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Don't forget this one May 12, 2014 at 5:38 pm

You forgot to mention the crooked board she picked to run DHEC so her hack, TempleTON, along with her incompetent buddy Shyster, could be negligent in notifying parents and testing children in the Greenwood TB debacle because they didn’t know what they were doing and were merely trying to cover their ample backsides from litigation/exposure.

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GrandTango May 12, 2014 at 10:25 am

What has GOT TO BE Killing Democrats, like FITS. Not one PERSON has been Hacked as a result of the theft of our Tax Records…My family actually got Gov’t Funded protection because we are TAXPAYERS,,,How cool is that???…Thank you Gov. Haley…

You GRAND SLAM, that would put your lord-almighty democrat Dumb@$$ in the Gov.s Mansion, w/ FITS as his ACE BOON Spoon Partner…has petered out, not w/ a bang…but w/ a Whimper…LMAO…

This is as Embarrassing as FITS’ Hard-Drive going limp, just when everybody was demanding action…Hahahaha…

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southmauldin May 12, 2014 at 10:29 am

It’s cool that millions of our state tax dollars are being used to as protection from a credit breech that the Grifter-in-Chief tried to cover up, lied about and then threw out a no-bid contract to smokescreen her leading from behind on this subject? That’s really cool, Tango. You indeed are a fucking buffoon.

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GrandTango May 12, 2014 at 10:36 am

Tax dollars being spent on me, a TAX PAYER, for a Valuable service, that I would have had to BUY…

Republicans have given tax rebates in the past. This is just as good. Maybe it means $50 less on one of your EBT cards, or they take it out your Welfare check…I say STFU, @$$hole…it’s time to let the Big DOG (or BigT) eat….And you suffer for it, for a change..So F*#k you..and Deal w/ it…

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Deo Vindice SC May 12, 2014 at 11:06 am

Benghazi !

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Tax Payer My Ass May 12, 2014 at 3:18 pm

BigT, paying tax on a Big Mac isn’t what we’re talking about.

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GrandTango May 12, 2014 at 3:23 pm

If you were not controlled by your myths and fables, you would not be a liberal…

That said: I know it’s hard to take, but I don’t let my clients know that I despise political correctness and government waste, unless they are cool, too….. I’m known and well-liked in the “community” by liberals…and I’m a contributing member, financially…too…

That’s got to P!$$ you off, doesn’t it???…Hahahaha…

Tax Payer My Ass May 12, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Good for you. I wouldn’t want some known Right Wing nutter mowing my grass either.

ManBango May 12, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Translation:
“clients” = customers at the car wash where he works
“well liked” = by GrandTango
“contributing member” = he’s a dick

junior justice May 12, 2014 at 4:10 pm

+5

Fucking Buffoon Club May 12, 2014 at 11:31 am

GT is not just a member…he’s our President.

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snickering May 12, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Amen!

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Tell the Truth! May 12, 2014 at 12:04 pm

NOT TRUE!
There was an article in the State recently about a single mother, who had her children’s education money compromised!

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GrandTango May 12, 2014 at 12:59 pm

I’m guessing A LOT of democrat stooges are out there dangling their personal info, trying to get breached…so they can use it against Haley…

But unless you have a MASS attack…you’ll get nowhere w/ it…

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Ms. Harrison May 12, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Can anybody tell me why the contact ph. # for Original Six Foundation is a land-line based in Bamberg?

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jimlewisowb May 12, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Ever read or heard of anyone in Bamberg County being indicted

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John May 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Who is the cutie behind Nikki? Is she single?

And I mean the girl.

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junior justice May 12, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Get in line, my brother!

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Sparklesburg May 12, 2014 at 2:01 pm

You think the SHJ is liberal? Wow. Oh, and by the way, it’s not owned by the NYT. Halifax bought it two years ago.

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Fits Aint No Republican May 12, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Anybody to the Left of Rush Limbaugh is a wild eyed”liberal” in Fits eyes.Sort of silly really?If Ronald Reagan were still alive Fits would probably call him a “pinko.”

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euwe max May 12, 2014 at 3:49 pm

The right wing has gone postal… and the check is in the mail.

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nitrat May 12, 2014 at 2:58 pm

I hate Trikki and the degradation she has brought to cabinet agencies…building on Mark Sanford’s messes of course.
Therefore, I would feel better if some kind of official statement would come from the Secret Service rather than SLED. They don’t need to give specifics, they just need to give some kind of general progress report on the investigation, even if it’s simply ongoing.
I do not think this is much of a campaign issue in SC because I read a couple of weeks ago that less than 4% of the eligible taxpayers had signed up for the free credit protection. That seems to be an indication that 96% of the SC population never heard about the hacking or don’t understand that having your Social Security and bank account numbers hacked is a pretty big deal…and most of those people vote Republican anyway.

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nitrat May 12, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Where did the edit function go?

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euwe max May 12, 2014 at 3:45 pm

The what?

The edit function?

It’s still there… disqus stutters sometimes, though.

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junior justice May 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Watch out for GT’s comments. If you catch him on first blush and give him some hurtful reply that he can’t accept, then he will go back and edit his original comment.

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ReElect Nikki May 12, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Actually Haley should be defeated on this one issue alone.NOTHING Sheheen has ever done tops this glaring incompetence which has the potential to adversely affect THOUSANDS of people YEARS into the future,but she’s got an “R” by her name and for sure we have to protect our geat state from Nancy Pelosi!

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Claudia May 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Hello this Nikki…get me Keel on the phone…you tell the fed boys to keep there big fat mouths shut till im elected back in office…damn them.

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Organized Citizens With March May 12, 2014 at 5:42 pm

First we take down Bobby Harrell ( and plenty will fall with him). Then we take down Haley. The people of South Carolina have awaken to just how bad the corruption and lawlessness actually is. They want heads. And it is not just a few thousands who do. It is hundreds of thousands that want all of these low life crooks removed and thrown in prison. Word of mouth almost destroyed the Chrysler Corporation. Word of mouth is certainly exposing more citizens of South Carolina to these organized criminals. Our elected and appointed leaders who are suppose to represent us (not dictate to us) are only in it for the money – and the power. The voters, they have proven time and time again, that they don’t give a shit about the citizens.

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