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Nikki Haley Says Bobby Harrell Should Resign

GOVERNOR CALLS ON SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE TO STEP DOWN … SOMEHOW ISN’T STRUCK BY LIGHTNING S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley waded into the scandal surrounding embattled Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell – calling on the veteran legislative leader to step down in the wake of his indictment on nine…

GOVERNOR CALLS ON SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE TO STEP DOWN … SOMEHOW ISN’T STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley waded into the scandal surrounding embattled Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell – calling on the veteran legislative leader to step down in the wake of his indictment on nine counts of public corruption.

Really, governor?  Really?

We don’t disagree with Haley’s assessment of the situation.  Hell, we called on Harrell to resign last February.  But Haley calling on anyone to step down for their ethical shortcomings strikes us as the height of hypocrisy.

For those of you just waking up from a two-year nap, Haley has done far worse than Harrell – and gotten away with it.

The governor was accused of multiple abuses of power during her six years as a member of the S.C. House of Representatives. Specifically, she was accused of illegally lobbying on behalf of Lexington Medical Center, her former employer from 2008-10. Haley was also accused of illegally lobbying on behalf of Wilbur Smith Associates – an engineering firm with extensive business before the state – and failing to report nearly $50,000 in income received from the company between 2007-09.

Like Harrell, the governor was also caught lying … and attempting to smear her political enemies in response to the allegations against her.

Seriously … Haley is hands-down the most ethically challenged public official in the Palmetto State.  And yet she felt she had the room to call on somebody else  to step down?

Wow …

Haley’s decision to enter this fray strikes us as a golden opportunity for Harrell …

The Speaker can now (effectively, we might add) argue that if a Richland County grand jury has the authority to indict him for campaign finance violations, it also has the authority (the obligation, even) to indict Haley for her much more serious criminal conduct.

Frankly, we think the book (several stacks of books actually) should be thrown at both of them …

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89 comments

Zip September 10, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Hypocritical beyond belief.

Haley should zip it.

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a face in the crowd September 10, 2014 at 8:14 pm

And she should follow him right out the door.

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Enough Damn It! September 10, 2014 at 8:16 pm

This wench is at once a liar, a hypocrite, an incompetent, and unworthy of the title she was rewarded with by the citizens of SC.

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Jenny Folks September 10, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Ervin and the ugly old lady eat dogshit!

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Woof, woof. September 10, 2014 at 9:56 pm

You ought to know plenty about dogshit. You’re full of it.

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snickering September 11, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Not all the citizens.

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Wanda S September 10, 2014 at 8:20 pm

5 kids dead..multiple other kids dead under her failed leadership of cooking the books at DSS. ..Really. Haley is the one who needs to resign. …I cant believe this level of incomptance is being allowed to continue. Freaking Unbelievable.

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Love Life September 10, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Yes, Haley needs to step down and take Lexington DSS Greg fronapple and rosemary with her. They all are responsible for the death of those five children. DSS has been involved with this family since 2011 and did absolutely NOTHING!!!!!

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Jenny Folks September 10, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Read it and weap! Haley up 13%%%….. LMAO!!!!!

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Kim September 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Keep telling yourself that Sandy Moraless….

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San Fran September 10, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Who???Feds said don’t use that one .

Deo Vindice SC September 10, 2014 at 10:23 pm

good show in the ratings since the murders.

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Scooter September 11, 2014 at 8:31 pm

I’ll bet that it is more than 13%.

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Recall election needed September 11, 2014 at 8:21 am

Enhance governmental accountability by allowing registered voters to recall
elected officials who violate the trust placed in them by the electorate. Many
states allow such recall efforts if enough voters are upset with the actions of
an elected official. We in South Carolina need this ability as well. This is a
strong weapon in maintaining government OF the people, BY the people and FOR the
people instead of government by special interests.

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Jenny Folks September 10, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Landslide Haley!

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Larry September 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm

So you are the Haley Troll everyone speaks of?

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Larry September 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm

So you are the Haley Troll everyone speaks of?

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Deo Vindice SC September 10, 2014 at 10:25 pm

great news we can still be poor

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Independent Voter September 10, 2014 at 11:36 pm

It is crazy, Wanda.
Years ago, I thought she might have (or at least learn) how to run the state. But the more I started seeing how she conducts business, the more how high paying government jobs were given to those with no real successful experience at managing things, the more I started seeing trouble. And it brewed – and brewed – and brewed, then festered into one big zit waiting to be popped.
A good leader does not micro manage. But a good manager often checks on things and measure performance and efficiency. A good manager looks for problems and improves upon them – organizes and has the entire team in sync with how things are run and carried out. I have not seen that here with her. I see someone who has been getting experience at managing and being a governor via “on the job training” and from making costly, embarrassing mistakes – at the expense of over 4.7 million South Carolina citizens.
Anyone looking past whatever charm and pleasant personality – a friendly smile – can see, that she is not worthy of another term. Let someone else have the opportunity being governor. Keeping her around, sad to say, would be a very bad decision for voters to make.

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M326 September 11, 2014 at 10:05 am

Wonder who “…had the back(s)…” of those kids? Certainly not Haley’s DSS.

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Kyle September 10, 2014 at 8:23 pm

The public corruption in this state is endless. I pray that the Feds are still here and active. Harrell must pay if he has done something wrong, but I am more concerned about the theft of large numbers of tax dollars, which happens on a regular basis.

Haley could stop it, but won’t. Why?

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ReElect Nikki September 10, 2014 at 8:38 pm

The “Feds?”

What the Hell are you?

Some type of big guvmint man?

I’m for States Rights.We got a right to Nikki!

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William Wallace September 10, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Yeah, just like we have a right to AIDS and EBOLA!
Haley is worse, the others have treatments giving you, at least, a chance.
With Haley, there is NO chance!

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Oh My September 10, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Because, it’s PUBIC Corruption! Haley never met a Pubic, corrupted or not she did not take fond acquaintence with

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Jenny Folks September 10, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Forensic experts should check out how Ervin turned $108,000 into millions.

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Enough Damn It! September 10, 2014 at 10:22 pm

It beats the hell out of working for a penny per response doesn’t it, you effing moron?

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Enough Damn It! September 10, 2014 at 10:22 pm

It beats the hell out of working for a penny per response doesn’t it, you effing moron?

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Deo Vindice SC September 10, 2014 at 10:28 pm

that’s small change to Nikki’s Billions

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sheheen driving ms.daisy? September 10, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Tom lied. Said all he had was that 401k/IRA. $108,000. He is spending millions of mommy’s money. Why didn’t the ugly pro-abortion bitch run herself?

Deo Vindice SC September 10, 2014 at 10:39 pm

OK

Rocky September 11, 2014 at 9:27 am

No, mabye we should elect him to run the state Pension fund. With returns like that. Or the state DOT – maybe it wouldn’t be broke all the time having to ask Obama for cash.

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Nah September 10, 2014 at 9:31 pm

“Haley could stop it,”

Aside from the fact she doesn’t want to stop it, she really couldn’t stop it if she did.

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The Colonel September 10, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Regardless of her hypocrisy, she’s right, Harrell should step down. My glee is now abated and I’m left with disgust at this whole fricking thing. Why is it that politics attracts so many cockroaches?

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Glenda September 10, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Then she should get right with the lord and resign and let that serve as an example of her true intentions. Haley is a do as I say narsasist and not as I do.

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Jenny Folks September 10, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Haley for President.

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Yes! September 10, 2014 at 10:05 pm

That’s something all the good folks in SC could get behind. Just like Arkansas was glad to see Slick Willie move on up the cockroach food chain.

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Deo Vindice SC September 10, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Jenny u are fun

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TJ September 10, 2014 at 8:38 pm

Simple Colonel- We have a political system that is mediocre and corrupt which weeds out people of talent and sound judgment in favor of lackeys loyal to a “political party”. When you have a system that is mediocre and corrupt, which attracts and rewards mediocre and corrupt people, and you’re surprised you get mediocrity and corruption? What other outcome could you possibly get?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Simple Colonel

The Colonel is more complex than you give him credit.

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TJ September 10, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Nice one, TBG- forgot the comma after “simple”…thanks for the laugh.

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The Colonel September 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Ravenel in 240 years.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 10, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Ravenel in 240 years.

So …..you’re sayin’ T-Rav’s gonna win?

: )

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Deo Vindice SC September 10, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Frag yourself !

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11 Herbs & Spices September 10, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Seems like you’re stalking the Colonel. Did he kick your dog or something?

Bible Thumper September 10, 2014 at 11:42 pm

Benedict Arnold
Aaron Burr
Boss Tweed
John Jenrette
We’ve had them all along, but we are short on the Jefferson’s.

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aikencounty September 11, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Oh, how I long to gaze upon sweet Rita again.
One of the classier South Carolinians ever to grace the Capitol steps in Washington!

Bible Thumper September 11, 2014 at 6:57 pm

One of the only two Playboy mags I ever bought(Vanessa Williams was the other). Through Rita I learned what “Chicken Bog” was and fix my own version often.

William Wallace September 10, 2014 at 9:25 pm

We desperately need TERM LIMITS AND RECALL ELECTIONS!

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Deo Vindice SC September 10, 2014 at 9:23 pm

I agree Colonel, the Vietnam way of doing things should be used in SC, Frag everyone, including yourself. Only way to be sure ! Same thing in Washington DC. Problem solved soon. You Rats Suck.

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Government Worship September 10, 2014 at 9:29 pm

“Why is it that politics attracts so many cockroaches?”

Libido Dominandi:

“Augustine writes of the City of God:

For if we inquire whence it is, God created it; or whence its wisdom,
God illumined it; or whence its blessedness, God is its bliss. It has
its form by subsisting in Him; its enlightenment by contemplating Him;
its joy by abiding in Him. It is; it sees; it loves. In God’s eternity
is its life; in God’s truth is its light; in God’s goodness is its joy.1

By contrast, the City of Man is the secular order. It is the earthly
city ruled by humans for their own gain using their own rules. Above
all, says Augustine, it “is itself ruled by the lust of rule.”2
“The lust of rule” is a translation of the Latin libido dominandi. As
Richard John Neuhaus puts it, libido dominandi is “the lust for power,
advantage, and glory.” It shouts, “My way or no way!”

This lust for domination doesn’t just characterize politics in the City
of Man, it characterizes each of us. The libido dominandi is that within
each of us that plots and strives to have our own way and force others
do as we say. As such, it is the controlling passion of our fallen
nature and, thus, of our fallen world.

We see this lust to dominate beginning with the Fall in the Garden of Eden.

“You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows
that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like
God, knowing good and evil.” When the woman saw that the fruit of the
tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for
gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her
husband, who was with her, and he ate it. (Genesis 3:4-6)

The desire to “be like God” — great, glorious, and in control — led to all the misery in the world.”

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Bible Thumper September 10, 2014 at 11:28 pm

Yes. It led to all the misery, but it also led to all the freedom in the world. God put the tree in the garden to give man a choice. God didn’t have to put the tree in the garden. Choice is the essence of freedom and the most important choices require a knowledge of good and evil. That is why we can’t blame God for our misery. We descended from Adam and Eve and share their nature. Therefore we share the same consequences.

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Government Worship September 11, 2014 at 9:01 am

“Choice is the essence of freedom and the most important choices require a knowledge of good and evil. ”

By reading Augustine’s full argument, you realize that the nature of man makes his individual recognition of what is classified as “good” or “evil” irrelevant in determining if he should have control over other men, because by his very nature it is a corrupt affair, hence naturally mans control over one another should be as limited as possible,(nonexistent ideally) which is why government is an inherently evil organization.

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Bible Thumper September 11, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Man is inherently evil. The more virtuous the citizens are the less government is necessary.

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”
Benjamin Franklin

Deo Vindice SC September 10, 2014 at 9:46 pm

You are no Colonel in the US Military. You are a political hack. Period !

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ReElect Nikki September 10, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Yeh but she Aint no damn Democrat!

Ethics Be Damned!

There Aint nothin more important than

“Conservative values,”

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RHood2 September 10, 2014 at 8:48 pm

$294,000 in untaxed income???? trumps $50,000 a bit.
I ain’t saying she’s good. But this is far worse.

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It's a great day in S.C. September 10, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Haley’s a hypocrite, corrupt, and should be indicted herself but that doesn’t make me disagree with her call for Harrell to resign.

Harrell SHOULD resign.

If a grand jury will indict Haley, SHE should resign, too.

But I’m happy getting one scumbag out of office at a time.

BTW, how’s the atmosphere in your home tonight, Bobby?

FUD — fear, uncertainty and doubt?

I love it.

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Jenny Folks September 10, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Ervin is a loser that supports radical homosexuality and partial birth abortion…

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Vote Haley out September 10, 2014 at 10:43 pm

And you support a lying sociopath who enables the murder of children to help poll numbers.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 10, 2014 at 8:50 pm

TBG observes that Scarlett O’Hara could rock some drapes.
Nikki Haley wearing carpet backing… not so much.

[Fashion critique is an integral part of FITSNEWS now, right? RIGHT?]

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Rump Shaker September 10, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Damn…look at dat ass she’s trying to cover up. Her shit must beep when she’s walking backwards.

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See Through Smoke September 10, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Political campaign move on her part. The entire state has know Bobby was guilty. She is worried about being elected, that’s all this is.

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Conservative September 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm

I’ve seen enough of Haley. She needs to go. The state is a mess under her amateur management skills.

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driving ms. daisy September 10, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Ervin’s wife was a Top 20 donor to the SCDP in 2010. Is she fucking Sheheen while Tom is panhandling all over the state?

She is loaning Tom a lot of money to elect Sheheen.

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CorruptionInColumbia September 11, 2014 at 5:00 am

So? There really is more to selecting someone for an office than bullshit partisan politics.

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RogueElephant September 11, 2014 at 10:05 am

There should be. That is what primaries are for but it seems like in SC BS actually walks. SC had a chance in 2010 but blew it. She was my last choice then but the competition has degraded so badly that now she is my first choice.

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CorruptionInColumbia September 11, 2014 at 10:51 am

I understand where you are coming from to an extent, Rogue Elephant, but the shameless corruption and self-serving behavior from almost day one through now makes her wholly unacceptable in my book, regardless of how bad the competition might be. I just cannot see rewarding her behavior with another term. Likewise, if the competition is as bad as some fear, they should be voted out in four, too.

William Wallace September 10, 2014 at 9:22 pm

“Somehow isn’t struck by lightening”, I love it.
There is no more corrupt liar any where on the planet !
Haley, putin, Obama and Bagdad Bob are in the same league for liars!
Incompetence, she and Obama are in a tight race for first place!!
let’s show Haley the door out in November. IT WILL BE A “GREAT DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA”

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Deo Vindice SC September 10, 2014 at 9:26 pm

But the ” R ” mystical brand is hers ! Akin to Long shanks yer ago !

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Vote Haley out September 10, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Columbia, SC (WLTX) – Lexington County court records obtained by
WLTX.com show the South Carolina Department of Social Services had at
least 2 complaints on the Jones family.

The most recent complaint,
received August 7, 2014, was still open when deputies learned the 5
Lexington County children were missing. The complaint alleged some kind
of abuse done by the father to his children.

Previous Coverage:Dad to Be Charged with Murder of 5 Kids

Caseworkers
with Lexington County DSS responded to the Jones home the same day of
the complaint according to DSS Law Enforcement Liaison Jackie Swindler.

“A
seasoned Lexington County caseworker along with the Lexington County
Sheriff’s Department interviewed the children, interviewed Mr. Jones,
interviewed neighbors,” Swindler said. “At that time, there was nothing
to alarm them immediately, nothing that showed the children were in any
kind of imminent danger or peril.”

Swindler said caseworkers had
not made a second visit to the Jones home since their initial visit
after the August 7th complaint.

Lexington county caseworkers had
scheduled an unannounced second visit according to Swindler. He
wouldn’t give details on why the second visit didn’t occur after the
children were reported missing.

State law says caseworkers have up
to 45 days to investigate the home, and could visit the home a second
time during that investigation. Lexington DSS was within a 45 day
limit.

Court records from the Jones’ divorce also say DSS was called on the children’s mother back in 2011.

More
details on the family’s involvement with DSS are expected to come in a
case file the agency said it would release sometime Wednesday.

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Rocky September 10, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Better be carefull Nimrada. Attacking a wounded animal who as lots of dirt on you is a very risky business.

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aikencounty September 10, 2014 at 9:45 pm

I was thinking the same thing.
Wonder how many he can take down with him?

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Jenny Folks September 10, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Fuck you.

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Deo Vindice SC September 10, 2014 at 10:30 pm

you like to do that ?

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WW September 11, 2014 at 9:23 am

Typical lying, sick, pathetic Haley supporter!!!!!

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Rocky Waiting September 11, 2014 at 9:25 am

OK. Do you live near Charleston? I can text you my address.

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nitrat September 10, 2014 at 9:56 pm

That is the BEST headline I have ever read!!

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SCBlueWoman September 10, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Haley should take her own advice.

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EREY September 10, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Hey Haley, how many more kids have to die as a result of your incompetent DSS dumbshits? The buck stops at your door, Governor. . . .

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Deo Vindice SC September 10, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Her’s are fed good thanks to the taxpayers

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Deo Vindice SC September 10, 2014 at 10:38 pm

Give the troll it’s due. Whatever name they use. Being scared is nothing new. They will be using stupid South Carolinian’s to seal the election. Just another day in SC history.

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driving ms.daisy September 10, 2014 at 10:50 pm

Tell me how you turn $108,000 into several million dollars , spend it like Ervin and still end up with 0% of the vote in polling?

You can’t make this shit up. What are he and the old, ugly lady being promised from Sheheen or the DNC-if anything?

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Bible Thumper September 11, 2014 at 12:09 am

I have a simple rule with employees.
If they do something wrong, I’m critical. If they do something good, I praise. I don’t bring up bad history if I’m praising. The Governor is my employee. If I choose I can vote to fire her.

Haley did the right thing telling Harrell to resign. It is not hypocritical, because she has never been indicted.

It is silly to say that what Haley was accused of is worse than what Harrell is indicted for. Harrell is indicted for fraud in billing his campaign. He is accused of altering documents that are part of an investigation.

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Philip Branton September 11, 2014 at 6:25 am

Dear Bobby Harrell…………..

There are 68 comments and MY comment is number 69…!!

I have been patient….(VERY PATIENT)……and Wil Folks has watched me just as much as he has watched YOU and Nikki Haley and Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott and Jim Clyburn….!!

Its September 11th …BUBBA…!!

If you do not think Fitsnews loyal readers here in the comment section understand how the RAY RICE Fiasco is going to sink Roger Goodell………..GOD HELP YOU….!!!

SPAWAR Atlantic understands what that YOU are a lot like the person who allowed Edward Snowden to get to HONG KONG….!!

YOU….idiot..!!

If you still do not understand what I am telling you…you had better call BRIAN HICKS at the Post and Courier before…..Nikki Haley’s office does…..!!!

Fort Sumpta…….has its cannons are pointed at US SENATOR Lindsey Graham…

{Boomerang 101, 404, 901, ……….Jack Sparrow lights a candle stick….}

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Smirks September 11, 2014 at 8:09 am

Lead by example, Haley! You first!

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Yancy September 11, 2014 at 9:24 am

How in the hell is Haley still in office? Are people in this state that damn stupid or what?

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ELCID September 11, 2014 at 10:26 am

Pot calling the Kettle Black!
Fit’s needs to just compile a complete list of everything Haley has done, and send it to Sheheen and Ervin, and ask them to please run it in their ads. That’s all they need to do to get rid of the Wicked Witch of Lex.

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ww September 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Again Haley leads from behind, just like Obama!

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aikencounty September 11, 2014 at 4:27 pm

At one time NIMRATA had an ass that would command a large following!

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