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Nikki Haley Versus Nepotism? Really?

GOVERNOR WEIGHS IN ON CONTROVERSIAL JUDICIAL RACE || By FITSNEWS || We always like it when people “pick up what we’re throwing down” Or “smell what we’re stepping in” (as the expression goes here in the Palmetto State). So naturally we should be thrilled that the governor of our state…

GOVERNOR WEIGHS IN ON CONTROVERSIAL JUDICIAL RACE

|| By FITSNEWS || We always like it when people “pick up what we’re throwing down” Or “smell what we’re stepping in” (as the expression goes here in the Palmetto State).

So naturally we should be thrilled that the governor of our state – Nikki Haley – has joined us in questioning whether a legislator’s spouse should be elected to a powerful judicial branch appointment (by the legislator’s colleagues in the S.C. General Assembly, no less).

We’re referring of course to the upcoming judicial election between S.C. administrative law judge Carolyn Matthews and Bill Funderburk – husband of S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk.  You know … an insider race which we kind of turned into a “thing.”

Anyway, Haley addressed the issue during a speech in Anderson County, S.C. this week – but we’re told she plans to expound on her remarks in the coming days.

“She apparently is going to make (voting) for Funderburk a test of how broken the system is,” one source with knowledge of the governor’s plans tells FITS.

Wow …

Haley addressed the race on social media, too.

“It is a major conflict of interest when a legislator’s spouse is allowed to run,” Haley wrote.  “If Funderburk … is elected a judge next week, it will be one more example of cronyism in the Statehouse. Enough of the old guard way of doing things. Contact your legislators and tell them NO this is wrong. We will definitely be showing the votes on this race.”

We don’t say this often, but we agree with Haley (well, more to the point she agrees with us) … but again … does she have a leg to stand on here?

Duh … of course not.

Once again, Haley is practicing the whole “do as I say, not as I do” school of politics.  Which is nothing new for those of you regular readers.

Haley has proposed income disclosure for lawmakers – even though she failed to disclose more than $40,000 she received from a company doing business before the state.  She’s proposed consolidating ethics cases under an independent agency – even though she relied on a corrupt committee of her former peers to evade conviction on a wide range of public corruption charges.  She’s pushed for mandatory recusals from office – even though she failed to recuse herself from votes benefiting her secret employer.  She’s demanded reforms to the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) – even though her administration illegally deleted emails and deliberately withheld public information from reporters.  And she’s asked lawmakers to correct a flawed election law that resulted in hundreds of candidates being booted from the 2012 ballot – even though she co-authored the statute with her longtime ally, S.C. Rep. Nathan Ballentine.

Now she wants to rail on nepotism?  After she’s also been caught “keeping it in the family” herself?

Please …

Again, we agree with Haley on all these various “ethics reform” issues … the only difference?  We don’t have to pray for lightning not to strike us when we talk about them …

Oh … and unlike Haley, we don’t get on board with “ethics reform” bills that would actually make things worse.

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61 comments

The Gift Shop January 30, 2015 at 4:21 pm

Why doesn’t she just unapologetically start smoking crack like that fuck in Toronto?

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No Shit January 30, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Seriously, how many relatives, friends, and in-laws has she put on the government dole?

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southmauldin January 30, 2015 at 5:58 pm

All of them. And then some.

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Tyrone January 31, 2015 at 9:08 am

I would think you and all of SC smoke crack all day. She got elected twice. Great work, The Gift Shop.

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Nölff January 30, 2015 at 4:25 pm

If she doesn’t want her kids in the spotlight, maybe she should stop putting them there. She spent a good bit at her State of the State speech talking about them.

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GrandTango January 30, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Hate Family Much?….

Don’t blame her if you aborted yours…

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Trooper January 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Every time I see Michael Haley in a military uniform I want to puke. He is a civilian employee. While he is entitle to wear a uniform he should show respect for the real hero and wear a suit, the uniform of a first gentleman.
Red neck pig, that one is.

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Point of Order January 30, 2015 at 5:12 pm

“wear a suit, the uniform of a first gentleman.”

In his case sir, it would be a gimp suit.

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GrandTango January 30, 2015 at 6:37 pm

Liberal-Tarians SWEAR they want to let anybody do anything they want…but you sure do preach and judge a lot to people about how they should live…including how they should dress…And FITS is always trying to tell people how to live their personal lives…

You know what they say about people ‘going around carrying pictures of Chairman Mao.’

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jimlewisowb January 30, 2015 at 6:55 pm

you are truly a fucking idiot

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GrandTango January 30, 2015 at 7:55 pm

Thank you. I take that as HIGH praise, coming from you… (:

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jimlewisowb January 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm

no, thank you for confirming you are truly a fucking idiot

guest January 30, 2015 at 9:54 pm

Drunk as a skunk and got ya some GUTS tonight to fuck with GT.?
Suggestion-go fuck the old lady-she may be dreamin bout Ervin after that damn money ya sent em?

Go to bed clown.

jimlewisowb January 30, 2015 at 10:10 pm

Jesus, two fucking idiots on the same night

grandtangosuglydog February 1, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Not really..they are the SAME idiot, hes just so insecure he needs to post as others just to congratulate himself or praise his own asinine ridiculed comments.

guest January 30, 2015 at 9:48 pm

LMAO!!! All drunked up from your ‘happy hour’ tonight? It is Friday.
Suggestion-more wings-less booze.

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southmauldin January 30, 2015 at 8:23 pm

you been down to see OWB lately? Remember, talking shit about a bib and you being a tough guy and all meeting him? What came of that?

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GrandTango January 31, 2015 at 6:26 am

I went in there and asked for the drunk, ignorant redneck who wears a blue-bib…and the hostess said he’s here, but he can’t see you..

I asked “Why?”…and the hostess pointed back to his high-chair…and I’ll be dang if I didn’t see ol’ southmauldin down on his knees…giving OWB a Lewinsky…..LMAO….

Now I know why you march in the streets for homosexual marriage, and exalt Jerry Sandusky as a liberal god…you are them…

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euwe max January 30, 2015 at 11:54 pm

Liberal-Tarians SWEAR they want to let anybody do anything they want

———
get the shit out of your ears.

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Pooper January 31, 2015 at 9:07 am

He goes to a war zone and you comment on FitsNews. Fuck you, pussy.

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Marine for life. January 31, 2015 at 1:39 pm

He was never in harms way. He was sitting in a airconditioned trailor well protected behind enemy lines. He even flew to Japan to meet Nikki while the others stayed behind. Now if you have evidence to show he went out on patrol with the poor soldiers present it or you shut the fuck up.

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GrandTango January 30, 2015 at 4:55 pm

So what you’re saying is that Haley addressing nepotism is as absurd as like say FITS…judging Haley…LMAO…

Funny….I expected FITS to commend the governor for her anti-Nepotism stance…about like I expected Boz to bunk w/ Tom Rice at the Baptist Mens’ Conference…Hahahahaha…

You people are so original…NOT!!!… (: …

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Saluda Rapids January 30, 2015 at 9:46 pm

You were original for once. You went Mao over Hitler. Good for you. More on SCPSD? HAHAHAHAHAHA!

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SC Is All Fucked Up January 30, 2015 at 4:55 pm

South Carolina State Government has not been this fucked up for decades. Haley and the legislatures are all nothing but a circus show. Throw in the balloons, and it would be complete.

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GrandTango January 30, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Truth is: Haley’s doing a H#!! of job when you have a Horrible president who is planning to VETO the Bi-Bartisian Keystone Pipeline…

Also…ever hear of SEGREGATION…back when Fritz Hollings and the Democrat Party ruled SC????…

Or what about back in slave days, when the pro-slavery Democrat Candidate (was it Breckinridge?) lost to REPUBLICAN Abe Lincoln…

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STFU January 30, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Pipelines leak, it’s not our oil.

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GrandTango January 30, 2015 at 5:35 pm

You probably oppose ambulances because cars wreck sometimes, too, right??

A$$-backwards much?…LMAO…

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euwe max January 30, 2015 at 11:53 pm

ambulances don’t poison 174,000 mi² of ancient, irreplaceable water, dumbass.

And pipelines don’t save lives, bitch.

GrandTango January 31, 2015 at 6:21 am

Choke on myths much?

euwe max January 31, 2015 at 9:39 am

insipidly repeat cliches in lieu of ideas MUCH?

180 January 30, 2015 at 5:13 pm

Or what about back in slave days, when the pro-slavery Democrat Candidate (was it Breckinridge?) lost to REPUBLICAN Abe Lincoln…

My, how things change…

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Bill January 30, 2015 at 5:52 pm

I know, now all the racists are Republicans.

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GrandTango January 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Not really. You Democrats just went from hating Blacks to hating whites based on political expediency…You’re just as ignorant, backward and lost as ever…that has not changed..

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Point of Order January 30, 2015 at 5:14 pm

“South Carolina State Government has not been this fucked up for decades.”

I would posit is has been, there just wasn’t a FITSnews around to report on it at the time, and we all know that the MSM isn’t worth a dog turd.

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Scooter January 30, 2015 at 11:47 pm

They darn sure liked her in November. She took a stick to that little fella from Camden.

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SC is all stupid January 31, 2015 at 9:09 am

Keep electing them, dummy.

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Nepo January 30, 2015 at 5:27 pm

Just business as usual in the Haley Administration

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150130/PC16/150139979

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Bill January 30, 2015 at 5:49 pm

Haley, the Nepotist in Chief.

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euwe max January 30, 2015 at 11:55 pm

She’s one sikh puppy.

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jimlewisowb January 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Hey skippy, maybe you need to do a little more sleuthing

It appears that Rep. Funderthighs may have pissed in the Governor’s Fruit Loops bowl for her to be so riled up

Any chance that Funderthighs and Eunuch Michael hooked up for some hoeing lessons like those he engaged in while overseas fighting the Taliban

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Elfego January 30, 2015 at 7:37 pm

As I have said all along your hatred for Haley is unsurpassed> The way you think this mess could never be straightened out because all politicians that have been around for more than one term has been corrupted in one way or another.

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Bible Thumper January 30, 2015 at 7:50 pm

“”Haley has proposed income disclosure for lawmakers – even though she failed to disclose more than $40,000.””
WHAT? She also proposed a gas tax increase but continues to pay the lower current tax. What a hypocrite. We all should obey the laws we want not the one that exist.

“”She’s proposed consolidating ethics cases under an independent agency – even though she relied on a corrupt committee of her former peers to evade conviction””
What a hypocrite. She should’ve unilaterally without legislative approval create her own “independent agency” to invest herself.

Nepotism. The harm that could come from legislators lobbying for their close relative for the relatively unimportant job of administrative law judge is nothing compared to the damage that could come from have the wrong person at the state house gift shop. What if someone asks her to translate the Latin on the state seal and she can’t answer? Nikki is a hypocrite for not proposing the same safeguards for hiring a gift shop clerk as for a judge.

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euwe max January 30, 2015 at 11:50 pm

What I want to know is how politicians become millionaires, but only fail to report pocket change.

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Bible Thumper January 31, 2015 at 5:23 am

People become millionaires in a variety of ways. It’s one of the marvelous advantages of the free market system. You will have to be more specific and state known facts for the specific case.

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Timmy January 31, 2015 at 7:49 am

There have been many articles recently that show that our legislators make in the neighborhood of $40K once you add in ALL the money they collect. Not bad for a part-time job. The $40K figure does not even included a calculation for the worth of the pension and healthcare benefits they collect.

The governor make 106K, and she gets to live in a house rent free with all the utilities paid and her food provided for her and her family. She has zero household expenses, she gets driven everywhere she goes and the “staff” even drive her kids to school for her? Given all the “perks” I think it would be safe to say the “value” of her salary would be somewhere between 200-250K, maybe more.

Does it bother anyone that Nikki Haley preaches smaller government yet her entire family holds government jobs?

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nitrat January 31, 2015 at 9:58 am

People don’t get that kind of hypocrisy in ANY Republican.

Bible Thumper January 31, 2015 at 11:57 am

Democrats want to be rich, but they despise anyone else who gets rich. That’s hypocrisy.

Bible Thumper January 31, 2015 at 12:18 pm

200 – 250k puts her in line with most of the private sector executives. Of course they usually have a longer career and get stock options.
http://www.bls.gov/oes/2012/may/oes111011.htm

Timmy February 1, 2015 at 11:05 pm

Yeah, and they are held to a much higher performance standard. Had she been at the helm of a private company that got hacked and lost all their employee and customer data she would have been sacked.

Bible Thumper February 2, 2015 at 3:57 am

ROH! ROH! You said it buddy.
Wait! Oh really?
It’s been over a month now since the Sony hack. Even with racist emails ridiculing Obama and gender discrimination issues, no executive has been fired or demoted although there has been speculation. A quick Google search and I can find only one executive fired or resigned for a hacking breach. Target executive Gregg Steinhafel resigned, but other reasons were also given for his resignation. In fact, the Forbes article indicates that the Target resignation was unique and non IT executives had not previously been punished for hacking breaches. I have not found any since either.
http://www.businessinsider.com/target-ceo-fired-for-more-than-security-2014-5
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericbasu/2014/06/15/target-ceo-fired-can-you-be-fired-if-your-company-is-hacked/

euwe max January 31, 2015 at 9:42 am

That explains everything except the millionaires.

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Bible Thumper January 31, 2015 at 11:53 am

Eight years at $109,080 with very few expenses and $60,000 from her husband a few investments. Voi·là! a millionaire. I would be embarassed, if a governor wasn’t a millionaire after serving eight years unless it was going to charity. Otherwise she would have to be pretty wasteful or a poor investor.

Watching a Republican Lie January 31, 2015 at 9:56 am

If you are a Republican you will worship the wealthy and label the poor lazy.

You really should read your “Bible” more.

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Bible Thumper January 31, 2015 at 11:41 am

I wouldn’t label the poor lazy. There are plenty of lazy rich people by inheritance or marriage and poor people by some disadvantage.
I have always found that if I needed a job, it increases my chances if I ask a person wealthier than me. Think how many would be without jobs if it wasn’t for rich people.

Larry Bishop January 31, 2015 at 7:24 am

Hey, Haley stay off Facebook Code of Conduct State Employees demand it witch!!!

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Slim Shady January 31, 2015 at 9:29 am

Someone please tell me how Michael got his job with SCARNG. Is he a civilian employee or military? Is he prior military? Did he attend OCS?

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The Dome January 31, 2015 at 9:34 am

My thinking is: Haley followed the Fred Carter plan and employed a number of former officers, who were in a position to help Michael Haley with employment and promotions.
Quid Pro Quo!

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Bible Thumper January 31, 2015 at 1:56 pm

“My thinking is:”………… more like idle speculation.
Now verify it with some facts. Names, dates, jobs…….
Until you do that, it’s just gossip.

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nitrat January 31, 2015 at 9:53 am

Hell if I know. But, his wearing a uniform at her inauguration or any of her state/political functions is wildly inappropriate.

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Bible Thumper January 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm

I don’t think Haley appreciates the articles, like this one, that you publish in support of her.

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combat veteran February 1, 2015 at 7:07 am

The question is: How did an unemployed overweight male get a job with the SCNG with a direct commission as a first lieutenant? Could a certain former State Representative use her influence with the Adjutant General to obtain this position. This makes her an Army wife and enhances her credentials in this pro-military state.

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