GOVERNOR SEEKS SPOTLIGHT AMID CORRUPTION PROBE
The first-term governor – who should have been indicted on corruption charges two years ago – is weighing on the matter in a variety of different ways.
First, Haley is unloading on S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell – her longtime nemesis who was indicted on nine counts of state-level corruption earlier this month (and arraigned on those charges earlier this week).
“This is a good example, along with several others, that we’ve had on why we need to do (ethics reform),” Haley told reporters this week in responding to questions about the Harrell case.
Really? For those of you with short memories, Haley is a total ethics reform hypocrite. Second of all the “ethics reform” legislation she championed this year was terrible – and would have actually moved South Carolina backward on this critical issue.
Anyway … Haley’s other play? Touting the “work” of her Inspector General’s office – which according to multiple sources is conducting its own investigation into “the budget process and legislative earmarks” in the S.C. State House.
Obviously we support any effort by any agency to expose corruption in government. There’s certainly no shortage of it in South Carolina. But Haley exposing corruption? That’s a good one …