Tom Ervin: Nikki Haley “MIA” On Ethics Reform

SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR’S RACE HEATING UP EARLY …  Self-styled “Independent Republican” gubernatorial candidate Tom Ervin has launched a new radio ad accusing S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley of being “missing in action” on the issue of ethics reform. “This week the South Carolina General Assembly is debating ethics reform. And where…


Self-styled “Independent Republican” gubernatorial candidate Tom Ervin has launched a new radio ad accusing S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley of being “missing in action” on the issue of ethics reform.

“This week the South Carolina General Assembly is debating ethics reform. And where is our governor?” Ervin asks in the 30-second spot. “Governor Haley is in New York having lunch at the Waldof Astoria. Who with? Rock star Joan Jett.”

Ervin’s ad goes on to say Haley “promised us real ethics reform, but instead of fighting for South Carolina, Governor Haley is missing in action.”

Wanna listen to the spot? Click HERE.

“The Ervin campaign will continue to discuss issues important to the people of South Carolina regardless of Governor Haley’s national ambitions and jet setting,” said campaign spokesman Aly Darby. “The growing lack of trust average citizens have towards the state government — due to the numerous scandals and ethical lapses in Columbia — would make one wonder why Governor Haley has chosen to abandon the debate. This is yet another broken promise from her.”

Haley publicized her lunch with Jett – although she neglected to mention the ritzy venue.

“I have always said there are 3 people I would love to sit down with: Margaret Thatcher, Gov. Carroll Campbell, and Joan Jett,” Haley wrote on her Facebook page. “While I will never have the opportunity with the first two, Michael and I sat down with my music idol Joan Jett today and her producer Kenny Laguna. Strength, talent, passion, and courage…it doesn’t get any cooler than her.”

Haley was in New York for a meeting of the Republican Governors’ Association (RGA) – the group financing much of the negative advertising blitzkrieg against her 2014 Democratic opponent, S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen.

For the latest (surprisingly positive) developments on the ethics debate, click HERE. For a refresher on Haley’s hypocrisy on this issue, click HERE.

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Sandi Morals May 21, 2014 at 2:06 pm

LMAO!! The QUITTER,Democrat/Socialist Tom Ervin, talking about ETHICS!!
Not even fellow QUITTER, Charlie Crist from Florida, would have the balls to do that!

truthmonger May 21, 2014 at 2:15 pm

HUSH, Nikki….

Nancy Pelose May 21, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Thanks truthmonger,We have to get fellow Democrat Tom Ervin elected.

Long Time Friend May 21, 2014 at 2:39 pm

You guys can attempt you diinformation and spin all you wish.
The reason you are so apoplectic…you are worried for your female Emperor, whom you worship! Do you always face West when you bow down? Ervin is right on the issues and right for SC.
You are afraid, very afraid! And you should be. Haley is a complete failure and liar, something which is foreign to Ervin, successful and truthful!

Debbie Wasermen Schultz/DNC May 21, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Well spoken! The Democrat Party has always appreciated Tom Ervin and his campaign contributions to the Democratic Party.
Tom will be another welcome vote for illegal immigration , abortion, state sanctioned gay marriage and making sure the ACA is not repealed.

Oh MY May 21, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Hey Debbie Washes mine snultz, You need to wake up girl!

GWB May 21, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Tom Erwin is a fine conservative, and one who I consider to be a close friend. He has my support, and the support of my Mom and Dad, and my Brother Jeb.

Your plastic surgeon May 21, 2014 at 6:06 pm

I’ve always suspected you were on serious hallucinogenic drugs.
You have now answered the question!
Your brain is fried!
Go Ervin, defeat Haley!

Margret G May 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm

No wonder Haley is missing on ethics! Using Haley and Ethics in the same sentence is a joke! She is the most unethical elected official since Obama!
They were twins separated at birth and are just alike!
Yes Children are being murdered by Haley’s DSS,, Citizens are having their confidential info stolen from Haley’s Dept. of Revenue, Haley’s DHEC is trashing South Carolina for Georgia, Haley is fund raising on taxpayers dime, Haley shakes down businesses like Wilbur Smith and cheating Lexington Medical Center out of funds and she is off rubbing…..I guess elbows with rockers! Aren’t most drug users also? This is a person of self serving, narcissistic character flaws and personality disorders, in my opinion!
Haley needs to be defeated! Hopefully honesty and integrity will carry the day and Haley isn’t it!!!!
Defeat Haley, it will be a great day in SC!!!

Michelle O. May 21, 2014 at 3:18 pm

We support Tom Ervin however please leave Barack out of this. My plan is to name a sandwich after Tom in my mandated school lunch program.
We shall call it the “Benedict Arnold”.

Jester May 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Yeah, we true, conservative Republicans are naming a sandwich after Ervin…We’re calling it the “Hero Sandwich”! It is healthy, low calorie and refreshing to the taste!
We are also naming a sandwich after Barack and Nikki…we are calling it the “Double Shit Sandwich”! Once you’ve taken a bite, you won’t want another! But, you will request a toothbrush and mouth wash!

LT May 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Have not decided who to support however if the posts on this blog represent Tom Ervin,his character and those he associates with, I can’t support him.

Watching a Typical BSer May 21, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Hey Dumbass.I support Nikki .Like my character?What a pile of BS.Youre going to vote for Nikki because thats who you were ALWAYS going to vote for!

Upstate SC May 21, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Are you speaking of the posts on his honesty, integrity, truthfullness, ethics and morals?
This appears to me to be more Haley spin from her handlers and sycophants. If you are honest and truthful with yourself, the answer is obvious Ervin is faar superior to Haley in Every aspect of his being!
i know Ervin well and his character, honesty, faith, and integrity are beyond reproach.
Something you cannot say for our current Governor!

Logan Smith May 22, 2014 at 4:59 am

Could you explain, exactly, what the difference is between them? It’s sort of hard for me to find information.

former Haley supporter May 21, 2014 at 5:30 pm

How about sharing that LMAO with Haley, she could stand to loose some of her taxpayer fed bulbous behind!

euwe max May 21, 2014 at 2:26 pm Reply
Fed up Republican May 21, 2014 at 2:44 pm

LMAO, Joan Jett formed the Blackhearts rock band!
haley fits in very well with blackhearts, her lying conniving black heart is as evil and dark as they come!!!!

inciteful May 21, 2014 at 6:57 pm

…And she’s already got a boot collection and leather skirt to fit in.

inquiring mind wants to know May 21, 2014 at 7:41 pm

I’d like to know if this is another taxpayer funded junket?
Nikki, did you fly first class or does flying with Michael not have the same affect on you as flying with mark Sinfraud?

Bob May 21, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Hell, they all three look like washed up has been from the 70’s!

Sandi Morals May 21, 2014 at 8:36 pm

All three? You must be talking about Hillary,Bill and George Sterling,Clipper’s owner.
Hillary’s brain injury makes her look like Kathy Bates in ‘Misery’ when she is out in public.

Sandi Morals May 21, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Instead of posting disgusting and slanderous comments about Haley and Sanford why don’t you just call her office and ask?
Or call Tom Ervin.He can then call the people apparently financing his campaign at the DNC and get your answer.
Forget Sheheen.He is just a pawn in this game.Ervin is the guy the Democrat Party wants as Gov.

Fed up totally May 21, 2014 at 9:27 pm

You really are a pathetic, simple minded koolaid drinker, with a gutter mentality!
She was caught campaigning using Security detail, etc and out of State!
She also is a known liar, can’t remember how she flew (coach, or first class to China, with Sanford)! Your defense of her and your comments are closed minded and those of a lemming follower, with no mind or brain of their own.
If you are not Haley, or her sister get a life and quit being and idiot! You expose yourself here, every day, for what you are.
Haley is an incopetent, awol chief executive and she has committed many, many questionable activities!
The Dems. DO NOT want ERVIN! I was one and Ervin is like many of us fed up with Haley!

Sandi Morals May 21, 2014 at 9:45 pm

DNC/Pelosi/Reid are using Ervin to try and elect Sheheen however just like DEMOCRAT Charlie Crist in Florida, the DNC has apparently figured out that Ervin has no moral compass in regards to his politics (dem/rep/dem) and may be more valuable than Sheheen.
Ervin is following the ‘Charlie Crist’ playbook, in South Carolina.
Ervin can’t get elected in his own political party(Republican) after he left his old political party cause he couldn’t get elected (Democrat)so now he is apparently a ‘repinddem’, apparently seeking the same kind of DNC money EBC got on those D.C./NYC junkets to help elect Sheheen and trying to destroy the SCRP.

Sharon May 21, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Blah Blah Blah….shut the hell up everyone knows by now who you are///////

Simran Singh

Logan Smith May 22, 2014 at 4:45 am

You used to be a Democrat? Did you turn coat when the parties switched, are was it recently?

GrandTango May 22, 2014 at 6:09 am

You sound like an obsessed Kook-job.
Haley is just doing her job.
And Democrats are unfit for office, and you deserve that.
So just shut up and take the consequences for your corruption, incompetence and hatred toward decent people.

Dr. D May 22, 2014 at 8:49 am

Hillarious, absolutely hillarious, GT calling someone a “Kook-job”.
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!
In psychological terms, it is called transference!

GrandTango May 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

Glad I could give you something to say…you d*#n sure would be lost without me thinking for you…

Saluda Rapids May 22, 2014 at 9:16 am

The kook-job comment is too easy, so let’s leave that one alone. If you thought you had a shred of integrity, you have lost it with “Haley is just doing her job.” What the hell is wrong with you? She is doing her job like Obama is doing his job…poorly. You voted for her, so you STFU and take the consequences of voting while intoxicated. You are a cliché and a shill.

GrandTango May 22, 2014 at 9:57 am

You’re attacking me because I disagree w you?…how childish.

If you have not checked the whole nation is in a mess. SC is doing better. Id rather have a true Conservative Gov. But a D is not fit….And you HAVE TO give Haley some credit for not being a democrat…

To hate because you’re told to is dangerous….

Saluda Rapids May 22, 2014 at 2:04 pm

No one told me. You are easy to hate. You are what is wrong with America and our state is not doing better. She gets credit for making it worse.

you know me May 22, 2014 at 3:17 pm

I doubt that her sister wrote this, as she is too busy having conversations with the universe.

Rocky May 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Go Tom Go!!!! You nailed it. Then again, so did FITS.

ted May 21, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Tom should be our next governor. He will bring some integrity to the office…something we haven’t seen in 4 years.

Rocky May 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Actually longer.

WW May 21, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Amen to that!!

Pickens May 21, 2014 at 2:49 pm

May 21, 2014: Harrell still opposed to ethics reform.

Tear Down SC Government May 21, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Lets also not forget, “VOTER RECALL”! … The House of Criminals .. errr … Representatives is a cesspool of corruption, illegal conduct, felony conduct, sexual perverts, drug users, and drunks. FACT!

aikencounty May 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm

GEEZ, why can’t this BIMBO take a hike for the rest of her term!
Mark SINFRAUD could lead her down the “trail of tail”.

Sandi Morals May 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Wow! It appears the Democrat Tom Ervin Campaign has re- activated failed Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch’s ‘army’ of profane,lying and dirty tricks operatives?
How did that work out for her? It did get Mark Sanford elected in SC1! :-)

Deo Vindice SC May 21, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Who cares moral-less Sandi ?

Sandi Morals May 21, 2014 at 8:01 pm

You must, Gomer Pyle.You replied. Been awhile.Tell us another fairytale about serving in the Marines and how Sgt.Carter was your favorite ‘drill’ instructor!.
‘Fast’Freddy told me you were a ‘sucker’. :-)

Deo Vindice SC May 22, 2014 at 12:05 am

other than nikki, you are the most stupid bar GT I know.

Shaphan May 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm

I appreciate Ervin’s criticism of Haley’s unethical behavior. Different from her, he lathers himself up in Christianity, and I recommend that he knock that off. Stick to the issue of her unethical behavior.

Ervin and his wife, Kathryn, have two children. Ervin is a born-again Christian.

Happy Mother’s Day! Proverbs 31:30 reminds us “a woman who fears The Lord is to be praised.”

Logan Smith May 22, 2014 at 4:56 am

SC is 93% Christian.

Bible Thumper May 21, 2014 at 3:22 pm

All of a sudden the legislature revives ethics reform and Nikki is supposed to change her plans.
It is better for her to be photographed with Joan Jett than with any legislators.
I notice you cut all but Michael’s shoulder out of the photo. Jealousy?

Buz Martin May 21, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Michael is looking much the worse for wear in that pic.

Bible Thumper May 21, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Bad light on face, exaggerates man boobs. Perhaps, sic was doing him a favor.

Gregory Geddings May 21, 2014 at 7:26 pm

First Eunuch?

Sandi Morals May 21, 2014 at 8:06 pm

lol! Don’t think for a minute the ‘fly’ didn’t notice those boobs.Ever seen HER in ‘drag’?

B##. Lebowski May 21, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Ain’t it something that a fat,sloppy,stinking sob that showed up at local city council meeting in a stain soaked, bowling shirt that looked like a dress, is willing to publically make a disparaging comment about another person’s physical appearance and states he looks ‘worse for wear’?
Bar TAB please! oops…mommy, I need my allowance when the check comes next month!

Paula May 21, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Trikki Nikki Haley….her problems are only beginning…her agencies are imploding as we speak…her…have only gotten worse just a matter of time before another kid dies under DSS. Watch the hearing today Killer I mean Kolller…is getting deeper and deeper in the lie pit…watch this one folks..

Blue Lights May 21, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Yep, her inaction and continued support fo her appointee Lillian (killer) Koller will be her downfall!

fra diavolo May 21, 2014 at 5:31 pm

wow im so impressed by haley and her devil worshipping new bff, pat benatar. please publish pic of haley with rocker and doin satanic hand sign horns il cornuto. THX

Well May 21, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Well, her religion (Sikh) is different!

Bible Thumper May 21, 2014 at 6:42 pm

She is Methodist. Which is….. Never mind.

aikencounty May 21, 2014 at 10:32 pm

I am a Methodist(non Practicing), and the biggest difference in a Methodist and A baptist:
1. A Methodist will drink in PUBLIC.
2. A Methodist will dance.

Bible Thumper May 21, 2014 at 11:41 pm

1 The Baptist pass the offering plat more than once.
2 When someone raises their hand in praise during a Methodist service the pastor asks if they have a question.
3 Baptist pretend not to dance. Methodist think that they can dance.

aikencounty May 22, 2014 at 4:53 am

Baptist won’t have sex standing up. They don’t want to be accused of dancing.

MurryLaker May 22, 2014 at 9:58 am

A Methodist preacher will speak to you when you happen to run into each other in a liquor store…..

Astonished May 21, 2014 at 6:31 pm

Wonder if there were lap dances involved?

Hugh May 21, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Ugh. The two of them need to get boob jobs.

Larry Bishop May 21, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Columbia, SC (WLTX) — DSS director Lillian Koller says her agency is
not in meltdown, even as lawmakers say they cannot get straight answers
from her.

Koller testified for a second time at a senate
oversight subcommittee hearing Wednesday. Much of the discussion
centered on employee caseload and retention.

“There’s no question that we have workers here who have too many cases. That’s not a question in my mind,” said Koller.

Still, some senators say they left feeling they are dancing around issues.

never feel like our questions are answered. I always feel like we’re
going around in a circle. You know you get one answer and it doesn’t
match the numbers we’ve got here. I’m looking at the paperwork we got
last time and then the paperwork we get this time which by the way we
just got last night,” said Lexington County Sen. Katrina Shealy, a

To comply with a federal requirement, Koller says they
agency has been working since August on a formula to figure out
suitable caseloads for workers. That information is due in June.

Koller says DSS will formula that to request additional support from the state next year.

have been taking very strong measures and been doing a lot to improve
the quality of the work that’s occurring throughout this state in child
protective services so we need to do better and faster, that’s what
we’re committed to doing,” said Koller.

She also says she will
begin to receive weekly updates on the amount cases being handled by
workers and will get involved if that number passes 30

Liar just like her Boss Haley…..Oh and there is more trouble on the horizon stay tuned folks

Frank May 21, 2014 at 10:03 pm

The Feds are about to come in…..

Sandi Morals May 21, 2014 at 10:09 pm

I don’t think so.Ask Elmer Fudd! :-)

claud May 22, 2014 at 8:33 am

Well this is not bugs bunny and they are investigating. Simran…

this dem loves abortion May 21, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Health Center – Columbia, SC

2712 Middleburg Drive
Columbia, SC 29204

P: 803.256.4908 | F:

Operated by: Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Inc.
Great location for a Tom Ervin fundraiser?

Logan Smith May 22, 2014 at 4:42 am

How likely is it that Tom Ervin will beat Haley?

could be a fun one May 22, 2014 at 7:02 am

if you mean that to say, how likely is it that Tom himself wins the race…not too likely, if you mean that to say he keeps her from winning the race, a bloody good shot.

Logan Smith May 22, 2014 at 7:36 am

You think this will be a Bull Moose Party type deal?

could be a fun one May 23, 2014 at 5:45 pm

now that would be good, Teddie and woodrow both outpaced iincumbent taft in the final vote count.

Sandi Morals May 22, 2014 at 8:56 am

Thanks for clearing that up.Tom Ervin’s goal is to elect a DEMOCRAT SOCIALIST as GOV. that will legislate like Reid and Pelosi.

You Know ME May 22, 2014 at 8:56 am

I know Tom and have spoken with him. He is in this thing to WIN, not be a spoiler. From the responses I’ve seen, the polls and comments on articles andd blogs, he can Win!!
Haley needs to go! Some of you have very short memories.

Sandi Morals May 22, 2014 at 9:04 am

Voters will not reward a QUITTER.Tom Ervin is a QUITTER.
He has quit on the Democrat Party in the past and now he has quit on the Republican Party, As noted above, Ervin knows he has ZERO chance of winning.
Why run? Elect Sheheen and DNC money?

John May 22, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Please, let her sit down with Carroll Campbell sooner rather than later!

Tetley May 23, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Dick Riley was the last decent, honorable, and capable individual to serve as (or, for that matter, run for) Governor of SC. These are sad times.

Tater Britches May 24, 2014 at 1:35 am

I still wouldn’t believe a word that Ervin says. He’s a weasel.


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