Vincent Sheheen Takes Aim At Nikki Haley’s Media Hypocrisy

CHALLENGER: “WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR GOVERNOR TO SAY ‘NO’ TO A NATIONAL INTERVIEW?” S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-Camden) has launched a new web video targeting incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley for her hypocrisy when it comes to dealing with the national media. Sheheen’s one-minute web video – entitled “Crickets” –…


S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-Camden) has launched a new web video targeting incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley for her hypocrisy when it comes to dealing with the national media.

Sheheen’s one-minute web video – entitled “Crickets” – focuses on Haley’s chronic need for the spotlight when it comes to promoting herself, but her refusal to answer for serious problems created by her administration.

“What would it take for Nikki Haley to say ‘no’ to a national interview?” the spot asks.

After showing clips of Haley participating in several fluff interviews, the spot blasts the incumbent “for her refusal to give an interview in the ABC News Investigation into major failures at her Department of Social Services (SCDSS) that have allowed 76 children to die and have left even more children in danger.”

FITS readers will recall that story – and many other SCDSS scandals – broke exclusively on this website.

Here’s Sheheen’s spot …

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(Video: Sheheen for SC)

Sheheen remains in striking distance against Haley – despite the fact he’s run what most politicos agree is a terrible campaign.

In addition to Haley and Sheheen, self-styled “independent Republican” Tom Ervin and Libertarian Steve French are also campaigning for governor in 2014.  In fact up to this point, both candidates have run far more substantive campaigns than their establishment party rivals.


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Debra August 12, 2014 at 9:53 am

Spot on correct. .Nikki Trikki Haley has failed south carolina for fours years in a row. Vote anyone but Haley this fall.

Sheheen is truly an empty suit August 12, 2014 at 10:03 am

The more interesting aspect of this story to me is this idea that Nikki can simply ignore Sheheen and still possibly come out with a win, even with two other vote suckers in the mix.

Funny this about this is that it’s more of an indictment against Sheheen than anyone else. I’m not so sure a baked potato couldn’t run a better campaign than Sheheen.

I’d still like to see Nikki go away. Maybe Ervin/French will siphon enough votes to make it happen.

coolhandluke August 12, 2014 at 10:13 am

Sheehen needs to return to Camden and continue to defend rapists and other felons. Most all the Sheehen’s have slopped at the State taxpayer trough too long. Could you imagine this yoyo as the GUV. Our good, sexy-looking Governess NIkkii Haley will easily whip his ass and serve 4 more years.

Jackie Chiles August 12, 2014 at 10:48 am


Smirks August 12, 2014 at 11:58 am

Our good, sexy-looking Governess NIkkii Haley

Sounds like someone’s reaching for the Kleenex.

Sailor August 12, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Or he needs to get his eyes checked!

truthmonger August 12, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Ol’ “Red Light” Haley is the yo-yo. She’s had a whole lot of experience going up and down. And up and down. And Nikki has sold us up the river to line her own pockets long enough.

Funny thing, luke…. two decades as a cop, and I’m thinking that if you hate our system of government so much, what would you and Nikki replace it with? Hell, I’ve arrested drug dealers who displayed more integrity than Nikki does. Here you are complaining about. Man who does his job? And what was it Nikki hired when she got caught in those ethics violations? Oh, yeah, a lawyer…..

Sandi Morals August 12, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Really? Drug dealers have more integrity than the governor of SC? You are an ‘ex-cop’? Disgraceful.
Cops demand respect for authority and taxpayers entrust them to protect our communities and enforce the rule of law.We don’t need officers on the streets that refuse to show respect toward those they work for and support drug dealers, because of their political beliefs. Our children deserve better than that.
You are a perfect example of why trust in law enforcement is at an all-time low and why what is happening in St.Louis today can be attributed , in part, to ‘ex-cops’ like yourself.
Many of you abdicated the trust the public had in you long ago.
Enjoy those donuts on that ‘fat’ pension the taxpayers are subsidizing.

Rocky August 12, 2014 at 10:23 am

What should have Haley scared to death – Vince hasn’t realy been running many ads – yet! In a pending slugfest of ads this September – look for Vinny to hit Nikster hard on the SCDSS scandal, the security breech and the Savannah River sellout. Three simple messages for people – she let’s cronies kill kids, she can’t secure your personal information from Russian hackers, and she gave all the port jobs from Charleston to Georgia for cash. In other words, she cost jobs, cost security and cost lives. Oh my!

Dreams of being Ms. Bamberg August 12, 2014 at 10:44 am

If anyone can take a good ass pounding though, it’s Nikki.

Rocky August 12, 2014 at 10:49 am

Could be. Could be.

Sandi Morals August 12, 2014 at 10:59 am

I guess he better start running em. RCP has him down 13 and my ‘sources have him down 17.
2% ‘traitor Tommy and 0% ‘faux tits’ French ain’t gonna get it done.
Was just in Myrtle Beach area and I can tell you those DSS ads by the Democrat Party were running every 15 minutes.
The polls still haven’t changed.

Delusions of Grandeur August 12, 2014 at 11:03 am

“my ‘sources”

The voices in your head?

Sandi Morals August 12, 2014 at 11:21 am

lol…those ‘sources’ are laughing at anyone that believes this will be a close race.Just as they laughed at self-anointed FITS pollster ‘vicupstate’ when he had Elizabeth Colbert-Busch in a landslide over Sanford in SC1.

Delusions of Grandeur August 12, 2014 at 3:26 pm

So the voices in your head are laughing?

truthmonger August 12, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Your “sources” are inaccurate.

Sandi Morals August 12, 2014 at 1:52 pm

2014 – South Carolina Governor – Haley vs. Sheheen – Real ……/south_carolina_governor_ha... – Similar to 2014 – South Carolina Governor – Haley vs. Sheheen – Real …

Latest Senate 2014 Polls …. Poll, Date, Sample, MoE, Haley (R), Sheheen (D), Spread … Palmetto Politics Poll/VSS, 7/7 – 7/13, 1000 LV, 3.1, 53, 40, Haley +13.

How about this one?

Alice B August 12, 2014 at 10:50 am

I see Haleys staff is already commenting here defending her. Well you can’t defend stupid and thats what Haley is …as a bucket of hair.

Sandi Morals August 12, 2014 at 11:13 am

I am not on Haley’s staff however I can tell you Sheheen is going to get wiped out this fall. Reasons:
1.Sheheen is a Democrat in a Republican state.This election is a ‘wave’ election and Obama is taking the entire Democrat Party down this November.
2 .Ervin-Williams may be a nice guy however they know he is a ‘closet’ Democrat like Obama is a ‘closet’ muslim.They understand he is not running to win-just to elect a Democrat (Sheheen) as governor.The public doesn’t reward quitters when they go to the polls.
Hell his wife has supported Sheheen with THOUSANDS of dollars in the past..When the old lady supports your opponent you know you are in trouble. :-)
3.French will get zero votes. When your first picture introducing your family to the public is a picture of your wife with her boobs hanging out and from the comments on FITS that is all anybody noticed, you know it is already desperation time for French. :-)
Bottom line-this election is over.

Smirks August 12, 2014 at 11:54 am Reply
Sandi Morals August 12, 2014 at 1:02 pm

LMAO!! Not bad.False, but funny.
How are you allowed to have ‘contraband’ in your cell?

truthmonger August 12, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Ah, and “shifting” sandi morals speaks. Lot of wishful thinking. From talking to a lot of Lexington county Republicans (at meetings), I’m not expecting her to carry her home county.

Kuyperdog August 12, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Haley should never have won in first place- we owe that compromise of GOP values to: Sanford, Palin, McKinney, McMaster and $400,000!
If the people of South Carolina knew her as the General Assembly does, she would NEVER be re-elected!
Good for Lexington Republicans- show us the high road is the Republican road!! A road “less travelled” by Nikki Haley

Sandi Morals August 12, 2014 at 12:41 pm

LMAO!!! Did you tell em the story you shared with us about substitute teaching and ‘little Johnny’ slapping the shit out of you? :-)

Rocky For T-Rav August 12, 2014 at 1:08 pm

You did see the poll numbers from 10 days ago right? Haley leads Sheheen 49-46 percent, according to the survey of 698 S.C. registered voters.

That doesn’t seem like a huge lead to me.

Sandi Morals August 12, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Rasmussen Reports – The best place to look for polls that are spot on. … South Carolina Governor: Haley (R) 52%, Sheheen (D) 37%.

Rocky Loves Tom for Gov August 12, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Interestingly RCP doesn’t have the PPP poll – and PPP tends to be very reliable – and includes Tom and the Frenchy guy – so seems to be most recent real-world poll. RCP average is good – but in this case, it’s missing recent data. Not a slam on them – no one cares about Nikki anyway – so understandable they wouldn’t have updated numbers.

Harry F August 12, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Were you born a fucking idiot or did you just evolve into one….inquiring minds would like to know dipshit…

Poster August 12, 2014 at 11:02 am

Best part of video is her quote “the chamber is part of the establishment” when she was blowing off the endorsement she did not get 4 years ago

sconseet987 August 12, 2014 at 1:36 pm

If I were running the Sheheen campaign, my theme would be: Time to vote Democratic; Fixing Republican disasters since 1932.

The Colonel August 12, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Classic: “….Looks like he’s leading a meeting in the basement of Dunder-Mifflin….”
Just out of curiosity, what the hell is he doing? Where was this picture taken? It kind of looks like he’s packaging plastic dog doo or sex toys…

RHood2 August 12, 2014 at 5:13 pm

It would be nice if the text portions did not look like they came out of a PowerPoint presentation.


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