Almost without exception, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley‘s appointments to important positions within state government have been disastrous. Hell, she’s had to get rid of nearly one-third of her cabinet – Lillian Koller at the S.C. Department of Social Services, Abraham Turner at the S.C. Department of Workforce, Jim Etter at the S.C. Department of Revenue and Robert St. Onge of the S.C. Department of Transportation.
Another Haley appointee – Caroline Rhodes at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) – was forced out after she lied in an effort to help cover up Haley’s infamous betrayal of South Carolina’s ports. And other Haley appointees have also been tremendous disappointments … like her status quo picks for the S.C. Retirement System Investment Commission (Ed Giobbe) or the State Ethics Commission (James Burns).
Seriously … has Haley appointed anybody worth a damn?
Not really …
Anyway … Haley recently appointed Gale K. Bell of Irmo, S.C. to the state’s Board of Accountancy, which exists to “examine applicants and issue certificates to certified public accountants, licensed public accountants and examine the accounting practitioners.”
Naturally, Haley’s staff would have vetted Bell to make sure the woman overseeing the accounting industry had a blemish-free past – especially as it related to tax issues. Right?