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Nikki Haley’s Environmental Appointee Withdraws From Consideration

ELEANOR KITZMAN CALLS IT QUITS …  || By FITSNEWS || S.C. governor Nikki Haley‘s choice to lead the largest agency in state government has withdrawn her name from consideration for the post. Eleanor Kitzman – tapped by Haley last month to lead the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control…

ELEANOR KITZMAN CALLS IT QUITS … 

|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. governor Nikki Haley‘s choice to lead the largest agency in state government has withdrawn her name from consideration for the post.

Eleanor Kitzman – tapped by Haley last month to lead the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) – has submitted a letter to the agency’s board informing them of her intention to back out of the nomination.

Kitzman’s decision comes amid allegations that she lied to lawmakers – and amid controversy over the $74 an hour temporary job she was given during her confirmation process.

Despite all that, though, “Republican” lawmakers appeared willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.

“I’m surprised,” one S.C. State House observer told FITS.  “I heard over the last couple days that the GOP leadership including (S.C. Senate president) Hugh Leatherman and (Senate majority leader) Harvey Peeler were falling in line behind her.”

That’s consistent with our intelligence … in fact a pair of GOP Senators told FITS this weekend they believed Kitzman had the votes to receive confirmation due to the fact Haley had managed to turn the vote into a “partisan issue.”

So … what happened?

“They must have found a bombshell,” one GOP operative told us.

That … or the governor decided fighting for Kitzman’s job wasn’t worth the political capital she was having to expend.

Kitzman lost her job as Texas’ insurance commissioner in 2013 after it became clear the State Senate there was not going to confirm her nomination.  Why not?  For starters, Kitzman was accused of deliberately withholding information regarding the profit margins of insurance companies in the Lone Star State (after permitting these companies to impose double-digit rate hikes on consumers).

Kitzman’s Texas issues have followed her to South Carolina – where she already had her share of problems.  At the heart of the matter?  Kitzman’s ongoing proximity to Haley’s personal life – including details of the governor’s past that continue to linger just below the surface of her national ambitions.

In addition to keeping Haley’s deepest, darkest secrets, Kitzman has helped raise the governor boatloads of money.  No wonder the governor told the SCDHEC board to select her as the nominee – even though outgoing director Catherine Templeton had reportedly identified a much better candidate to take the reins of the agency.

Templeton “had an eminently credible candidate lined up” to take the position, sources tell FITS, but Haley wanted Kitzman.  And as we’ve seen in the past, the SCDHEC board does the governor’s bidding … even if it results in disastrous consequences for the state.

Oh well …

At least this time the damage is confined to Haley’s administration – which now has a failed confirmation to go along with the five (count ’em, five) cabinet agency directors who have resigned from their posts in disgrace.

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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127 comments

Wishful thinking February 22, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Now if we could only get Curtis Loftis to resign, maybe we could have some competent people running things in Columbia.

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Bill February 22, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Why are the Koch Brothers blogging again Curtis Loftis?

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Larry February 22, 2015 at 7:05 pm

The rich always look after themselves and Loftis fights people that are involved in fraud waste and abuse. So it is obvious why they are working against him.

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Inquiring minds February 22, 2015 at 7:07 pm

Not obvious because that sentence makes no sense. Please explain.

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Everybody hates him February 23, 2015 at 7:43 am

Obviously because they can’t stand him

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The Gift Shop Haley$ February 22, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Competent people running things in Columbia? I love sarcasm…

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Wishful thinking February 22, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Haha, sad but true. At least with Curtis out we won’t lose our credit rating. That thing is about to go! If we keep it triple-A it will make it easier to fix our roads. Credit raters have been alarmed by Curtis’ inflamed statements as of late and the fact he hasn’t offered any solutions.

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Larry February 22, 2015 at 6:58 pm

Such hateful comments. Shows Loftis has hit pay dirt on fraud waste and abuse.
Too bad the Koch Brothers have decided Loftis is standing in the way of their money making ways. They have an investment bank, I guess they do business with the investment commission.

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Inquiring minds February 22, 2015 at 7:01 pm

What’s pay dirt?

Larry who? February 23, 2015 at 7:41 am

Who is Larry? Oh, that’s right, he’s one of Curt’s alter egos. I keep forgetting. Well, not forgetting, I just can keep track of all of them.

a face in the crowd February 22, 2015 at 11:43 pm

Amen to that. The child-like minions in Haley’s administration are pitching a fit because they did not get their way. Keep turning Haley and her fellow incompetents away at the door.

AAA needs to stay February 23, 2015 at 7:38 am

Yes, with all of the senior management staffers leaving the Treasurer’s Office, the AAA credit rating is bound to go. Be aware, however, that rating not only affects our roads, it affects home loans and so muçh more on a smaller scale. Losing the AAA rating = bad, bad news for the economy.

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Carolina Pundit February 22, 2015 at 7:17 pm

You have only identified TWO problem people?

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Curt = RINO February 22, 2015 at 7:19 pm

Five years and only two people are problems?

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Academy Awards February 22, 2015 at 8:31 pm

It’s clear that the Oscar for best performance in anonymous blog commenting goes to… Curtis Loftis! Both pro-loftis and anti-Loftis, he does it all!

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Tom Cruise at the Oscars February 22, 2015 at 8:57 pm

Koch Brothers Bloggers are the best. The work for the wealthy. They work against those that fight fraud waste and abuse.
They are the 1%, and they mean to stay that way.

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Katie Holmes February 22, 2015 at 8:59 pm

DISCLAIMER: Curtis is part of the 1%.

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Vile February 23, 2015 at 8:10 am

Curtis Loftis is responsible for his actions: from vile infectious diseases, fornicating, violence against women, lies , mental imbalance.. An insult to the retirees of this State because of his violation of his fiduciary responsibility. The Koch Brothers are not involved here. Loftis is. Facts.

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Kev February 23, 2015 at 10:53 pm

The Koch Brothers, Push Media, The Retirement System staff and hangers on are blogging regularly. It gives them a sense of power. It is a soulless attempt to discredit someone fighting higher taxes, fraud waste and abuse.

We believe in the citizens of SC, not the paid insiders making bank off the taxpayers.

Hillary February 24, 2015 at 9:56 am

IT’S A VAST RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY CONSPIRED AGAINST CURTIS LOFTIS! Child please!

Kev February 22, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Oh how funny. You back away from you filth now? Why? Have your masters stopped paying you? Surely the Koch Brothers are not out of money.

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Inquiring minds February 22, 2015 at 9:42 pm

Put down the bottle Curtis. You’ve had enough for one evening. You’re really reaching now!

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MyMy February 22, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Same old BS! Our Rhino Republicans have no conscience, no soul and will tow the line right, or wrong.
Peeler would crawl through cow crap if haley wanted him to, Kitzman and Peeler must have an unholy connection!
Leatherman is just an old fool!
Kitzman was unqualified! 4 jobs in 4 years, a liar, an incompetent, a lap dog, a suck up.
Haley will find her another position, for which she is not qualified and set her up nicely with adequate “hush money”, loose lips sink ships, right Nikki.
Kitzman would have been an excellent Commandant in a Nazi Death Camp, nothing more.
Ding Dong the wicked witch is dead…hopefully and will tuck her tail between her legs, excuse me Senator, and leave the State forever!

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Krazy Kat February 22, 2015 at 9:03 pm

We won today–by apparently Kitzman is like Voldermort. She has left pieces of her damned soul all over SC–many in the guberner’s place. We WILL have to battle her again.

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Tom k February 22, 2015 at 10:18 pm

No Doubt. Haley needs to make sure she receives that hush money!
Ever wonder why Haley never sued Marchant of Folks?

You cannot sue when the truth is told!

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Buz Martin February 23, 2015 at 9:16 am

Haley and Cosby should compare notes on how to keep shit hushed up.

No, wait …

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guest February 22, 2015 at 6:52 pm

I communicate with individuals and groups involved in politics all over the country and NOBODY is aware of anything in her personal life that would hurt her national ambitions, if she has any.

Am I missing something?

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What February 22, 2015 at 7:19 pm

Sin. Peeler?

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So Long Nikki February 22, 2015 at 7:49 pm

I don’t know about her personal life,but what is going to kill her national ambitions is that Confederate flag that she supports flying in front of the Capitol.

No viable Republican presidential candidate will want a running mate with that albatross around their necks.

That flag is a big deal in SC and some of the other southern states that are going to vote Republican anyway ,but that vestige of the Old South is a real negative with more moderate Northern Independent types that a Republican needs to win the swing states and the Presidency.

So you all just keep blabbering about Haleys national ambitions.

She is going nowhere.

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haley the ass kicker! February 22, 2015 at 8:08 pm

I don’t know anybody talking about her national ambitions except her political opponents.
They can’t defeat her…like the Ohio State Buckeyes…UNDISPUTED CHAMPION!

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bamburger February 22, 2015 at 11:27 pm

Nikki just needs one more K in her wanta be caucasian nickname.

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FastEddy23 February 22, 2015 at 9:45 pm

… except a change of party?

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jimlewisowb February 22, 2015 at 6:53 pm

Not news – here is some breaking news

Late breaking story from ESPN Sports Center……….2/21/2015

Pete Carroll, head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, is reported to be very near to signing on as a special consultant to The Pope in Vatican City.

The Pope looks to recruit Carroll to be a spokesman for the Catholic Church because he is the first man in history that made 100 million people jump up and yell “Jesus Christ!” at the same time.

More information will be reported as this story develops.

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Dr.Sigmund Freud February 22, 2015 at 7:03 pm

I bet you will be at the Vatican for the signing.Oh my!!!

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GrandTango February 23, 2015 at 7:20 am

Incoherent much?

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shifty henry February 22, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Jim, congrats for a new twist on a treasured oldie! That’s one ya’ put on over me…..

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GrandTango February 23, 2015 at 6:35 am

Malcolm Butler did that…Sore Loserman…

You F*#k ing idiot liberals never cease to amaze me. The Patriots beat your A$$#$ and you’re still laboring to find a way to say you (or Pete Carroll) LOST the game…

When you LOSE…admit it…You got a lot of lucky breaks to even have a chance to win…before Butler and the Pats D Stuffed it down your throats…So STFU…

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Try To Keep Up February 23, 2015 at 9:43 am

Incoherent much?

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ScrewedNSC February 22, 2015 at 7:01 pm

First time I ever met Elenaor Kitzman was at a NAII convention. She was in the hot tub with two reinsurers all three a little intoxicated. That sight scared me for life. She was not qualified for the DHEC POSITION nor was she qualified for Insurace director either.

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Bufford Pussor February 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Were you also at the post office in Chapin last Thursday? If so did you witness an incident that also scared you for life?

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Bible Thumper February 22, 2015 at 8:55 pm

I once saw the Lizard Man.

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Little Miss Muffett February 22, 2015 at 10:45 pm

In a hot tub? You men are so sick!

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Bible Thumper February 22, 2015 at 10:48 pm

Sick? No! I was jealous.

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Little Miss Muffett February 22, 2015 at 11:08 pm

Then you would like my sister, Mary.

Mary has a little skirt with splits right up the sides,
and everywhere that Mary goes the boys can
see her thighs.

Mary has another skirt with a split right up the front,

(but she doesn’t wear that one too often!)

Bible Thumper February 22, 2015 at 11:28 pm

I like your sister Mary and poetry. You wouldn’t have a sister named Dolores?

Little Miss Muffett February 23, 2015 at 12:13 am

Oh, yes! But Dolores doesn’t get many dates.
?????????????

Cold eyelids that hide like a jewel
Hard eyes that grow soft for an hour;
The heavy white limbs, and the cruel
Red mouth like a venomous flower;
When these are gone by with their glories,
What shall rest of thee then, what remain,
O mystic and sombre Dolores,
Our Lady of Pain?
O lips full of lust and of laughter,
Curled snakes that are fed from my breast,
Bite hard, lest remembrance come after
And press with new lips where you pressed.
For my heart too springs up at the pressure,
Mine eyelids too moisten and burn;
Ah, feed me and fill me with pleasure,
Ere pain come in turn.
Ah beautiful passionate body
That never has ached with a heart!
On thy mouth though the kisses are bloody,
Though they sting till it shudder and smart,
More kind than the love we adore is,
They hurt not the heart or the brain,
O bitter and tender Dolores,
Our Lady of Pain.

John Boy February 23, 2015 at 7:50 am

Well, I did feel a little feverish after visualizing the threesome in the hot tub!

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Hot Damn February 22, 2015 at 9:18 pm

A hot tub three way!?

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Little Miss Muffett February 22, 2015 at 10:44 pm

And you are even worse!

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ScrewedNSC February 23, 2015 at 8:12 pm

Yep

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FastEddy23 February 22, 2015 at 9:44 pm

Keep U R camera phone handy. Next time the moment may slip away.

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Little Miss Muffett February 22, 2015 at 10:43 pm

You are a nasty man!

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FastEddy23 February 23, 2015 at 1:12 pm

Maybe, thanks for noticing.

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Buz Martin February 23, 2015 at 9:11 am

Details, man. Details! If you got scarred for life, there’s gotta be details!

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ScrewedNSC February 23, 2015 at 8:12 pm

They were NAKED! Enough details?

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Squishy123 February 22, 2015 at 7:22 pm

So does she keep her $74/hr. job?

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Beartrkkr February 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Until a suitable replacement is found. Probably another year or more to find that special someone.

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Zaire February 22, 2015 at 7:48 pm

She can make more working for Curtis Loftis.

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Town Crier February 23, 2015 at 8:12 pm

Those two would kill each other. Wait a minute…

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C D V February 24, 2015 at 9:54 am

Eleanor would win, though history shows that Curtis wouldn’t hesitate to throw a punch or two her way! What a show it would be!

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FastEddy23 February 22, 2015 at 9:41 pm

Nah, probable half pay until ‘till They can find Her another chair and desk.

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God is good February 22, 2015 at 9:44 pm

Lots of room at the treasurers office with everyone leaving.

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Town Crier February 23, 2015 at 3:35 am

Now THERE is a story. Tremendous turnover. Same thing happened over at Aging when he was director.

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He's a jerk February 23, 2015 at 7:55 am

Because he is a temper tantrum throwing spoiled self-centered ass

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Cash February 24, 2015 at 6:29 am

Booo Hoo, Boo hoo. Were you one of those state workers that Loftis found that did not have full time jobs but were paid full time salaries? Or did not report your leave or sick pay? Or failed to file required paperwork? Or were incapable of showing up for work sober?
Yea, lets talk about that. I worked in state government for years and I applaud the Treasurer for doing as he promised!
Lets hope he gets rid of more bad apples and replaces them with people that WANT to work!

tee hee February 24, 2015 at 9:53 am

Cash you are a very silly goose. You’ve only worked in government since you were fired from Office on Aging and fired from the Comptrollers Office. About 90% of the dozens of people that have fled the Treasurers Office did so by quitting, not as a result of being fired. He He He you’re so silly!

GrandTango February 22, 2015 at 7:43 pm

You got a carcass to celebrate over. Hooorah…Does your HATE fulfill you? …

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Saluda Rapids February 22, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Elected by the biggest dumbass voters in the country (led by you), and a 2nd term governor in a Republican controlled legislature cannot even get a vote on a cabinet appointment. Can’t make this up.

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Slutluda Vapid February 22, 2015 at 8:03 pm

Oh.Has Lynch got a vote yet for the new AG? Biggest dumbasses in the country elected this muslim traitor 2x and he can’t get a vote on the top law enforcement position in the country? Can’t make this up.

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Saluda Rapids February 22, 2015 at 9:06 pm

You nailed it and you get it. Not much difference between the 2. Two accidental “leaders.”

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GrandTango February 23, 2015 at 4:54 am

You want to fire Spurrier….and you swear Ward is a great DC….

I’ll leave it at that…..LMAO….

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Wishful thinking February 22, 2015 at 8:02 pm

No, we are not fulfilled. Our hate is all we have. we are pitiful people that please our political and financial masters by blogging total crap and lies about Loftis.
We seek to please the elite insiders that are robbing this state blind. That is all that pleases us.

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Larry February 22, 2015 at 8:05 pm

The Koch brothers will not be fulfilled by this.

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Hahahahaha February 22, 2015 at 8:24 pm

Good one Curtis!!!!

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Kev February 22, 2015 at 8:40 pm

This aint Curtis.

My job is to keep you fools typing your filth. The more you type, the more people see the character of those opposing the Treasurer.

Loftis fights fraud, waste and abuse and you insiders blog filth and lies. It is the perfect juxtaposition of good and evil.

It is important for people to see the low character of those that help run this state.

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Wishful thinking / kev February 22, 2015 at 8:56 pm

This is the perfect juxtaposition of Curtis battling with his alter egos in his head!

Kev February 22, 2015 at 8:59 pm

If only. But alas, the Koch Brothers won’t pay Loftis, only its bloggers, 2 staffers and a paid consultant.

Inquiring minds February 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Now there are 3?! Thought it was 2? Is your self-delusional, invented conspiracy already growing?

Kev February 22, 2015 at 9:02 pm

Please try to be a bit more clever. The Koch brothers demand more of their employees.

Inquiring minds February 22, 2015 at 9:08 pm

Haha I’m nobodys employee Curtis, been retired for some time. You should retire too, the state will be better off: You’ll have to be a bit more clever inventing your enemies.

Kev February 22, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Hundereds of filthy post speak for themselves. Twisting and turning the truth and lies and all illuminating your pitiful soul. You should find something to be proud of, such as your morning constitutional. It has more value than your filthy post.

Inquiring minds February 22, 2015 at 9:22 pm

What’s a “morning constitutional” Kev/Curtis?

Leaving February 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Loftis has insulted so many people, from his staff which is leaving as fast as possible to honorable, distinguished, respected public servants. He is a brainless bully who is not effective, never was, never will be.

Cash February 24, 2015 at 6:35 am

People in SC want and need good jobs. Why should Loftis or anyone else in government hire or keep people that won’t work to their fullest potential? Won’t show up for work? Wont improve their skills?
Let the bureaucrats leave and replace them with good people that WANT jobs and don’t mind serving the people!

Huntsman February 24, 2015 at 9:59 am

Cash/Curtis – As you’re aware that’s not why people leave their jobs. Most of the people leaving have spent their careers serving the State. You have spent you’re career as a bully, wifebeater, adulterer, screamer, temper-tantrum thrower, nutcase.

Krazy Kat February 22, 2015 at 8:55 pm

It certainly restores my faith that evil does not triumph completely. If only for a day.

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GrandTango February 23, 2015 at 7:58 am

You SUCK OFF Obama…How EVIL is that?

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Rocky February 23, 2015 at 9:03 am

That was really not necessary. You seem upset that a political hack had to withdraw their nomination. Oh so sad!!!

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GrandTango February 23, 2015 at 10:23 am

I don’t really care. It’s the selective outrage that I find Sickening…

Rocky February 23, 2015 at 10:42 am

Selective outrage over what? Reading the article it was about her pulling out of the nomination, most likely at Haley’s request, because it was going to get too messy.

Iftheyonlyknew February 23, 2015 at 7:10 pm

I still have to wonder what additional cards would have been played in the hearing this week. There’s something more than Kitzman pulling out for the greater good.

Rocky February 23, 2015 at 10:42 am

After reading the article, maybe Haley should pick better nominees.

shifty henry February 22, 2015 at 8:01 pm

Now that she has time on her hands, I’m still willing to pay her $75 per hour to put her hands on me. (ps: all in small bills)

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Clarendonian February 22, 2015 at 8:02 pm

Aah, yes, her advisors are getting way ahead of their pay-grades and much further than they have the capacity to manage.

This woman will be humiliated on the National stage.

Pearson ain’t ready for “Prime Time.”

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sparklecity February 22, 2015 at 8:34 pm

Bring in an apolitical Ph’d in Engineering,Public Health or a physician.
The position deserves competent people who are above the political frey (or is that asking too much from the “Great State of South Carolina”)??????????????????

It probably is knowing this fucked up state!!!!!!

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Find Some Competence February 23, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Throw “or Science” in there too.

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Iftheyonlyknew February 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Business friendly trumps all…

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nitrat February 22, 2015 at 8:38 pm

Nobody cares if Nikki Haley fucked Will Folks.
Nobody cares.

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Krazy Kat February 22, 2015 at 8:56 pm

YAY!! Back to the pits of Hell you damned Harpy!

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Debbie G. February 22, 2015 at 9:34 pm

I wanted to eat Miss Kitzman out. Too bad.

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Tanya February 22, 2015 at 10:20 pm

Now, Now Sin a tor!!

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FastEddy23 February 22, 2015 at 9:39 pm

…stepped in it? … or steeped in it?

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Queen Jean February 22, 2015 at 10:30 pm

I am so glad she is gone. I thought I was going to have competition as the biggest lying corrupt bitch on the present South Carolina political scene. i like the part of the story, Billy about my dear friend, Hugh being a Republican…. Hahahaha!

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Tommy February 22, 2015 at 11:05 pm

Haley really looks nothing like her painting…nothing.
Are we sure the painting was of her, if so, it was really faked, or touched up!

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GrandTango February 23, 2015 at 6:06 am

SO: If the Haley divulged the FITS secret with Kitzman — Why couldn’t FITS charge Haley with Sexual Harrassment? She was in a power position over him, and took advantage of FITS, if he is telling the truth.

File a charge (there is no statute of limitations on sex crimes) you could depose Kitzman, a la Bill Clinton-Paula Jones…

I say if FITS does NOT make a formal sexual harassment charge against Haley, and instruct his attorneys to subpoena Haley and Kitzman –he’s a F*#king PROVEABLE Liar…
Any of you who want to see Haley drug though the slime..should DEMAND FITS take action…You are his – he will listen to you…
And it would give FITS website Lewinsky-level traffic…(that launched Drudge)…so FITS HAS NO reason not to do it..unless he is a F*##king LIAR….

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Rocky February 23, 2015 at 9:04 am

This whole stary about Kitzman really has you bent don’t it? What, you got a crush on her?

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GrandTango February 23, 2015 at 9:48 am

Are too F*#king Stupid to answer the question???…

FITS could validate himself w/ a sexual harassment charge, w/ witness interviews under oath…It would ALL come out in the open..

If FITS is telling the TRUTH…you should want that publicized…or are you a F*#king Liar, too???

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Rocky February 23, 2015 at 10:46 am

What does Wil’s dry hump in an SUV have to do with this nominee.

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Jim February 23, 2015 at 7:49 am

You can only stack shit so high. Haley and her high school flunkies should know that by now.

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Guest February 23, 2015 at 8:22 am

So all of the head she gave to Sen Peeler was wasted. That’s gotta suck.

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Iftheyonlyknew February 23, 2015 at 6:58 pm

Well, he must be pissed. He’s introducing a bill next month to carve up DHEC. Between SCDHHS and SCDNR. I think all of this was a plan to get to just this point.

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Just a Cog February 23, 2015 at 7:13 pm

Apparently Dept. of Agriculture was mentioned too.

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wake up and smell the coffee February 23, 2015 at 7:37 pm

Catherine suggested that the agency be split into two separate agencies more than two years ago and was told there was no appetite for it.

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Iftheyonlyknew February 23, 2015 at 7:49 pm

I think that is still the case, in general.

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Who February 23, 2015 at 8:51 pm

I can’t remember. Was Templeton’s proposal to make two agencies out of DHEC, or was it like Peeler’s, to place its two main parts into existing agencies?

inciteful February 23, 2015 at 11:28 am

How about getting someone competant? One candidate from the last round had a PhD in public administration, a master’s in public health and had run a number of health care systems with 1,000s of employees. Of course a political buddy of da gubna got the job. The DHEC Board is nothing but a bunch of political lackies so an inexperienced female attorney got the job. An uncontrolled TB outbreak was the result, but heay,…..Templeton got her resumee polished for a house run.

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Rocky February 23, 2015 at 11:29 am

Now your talking. If Nikki wants to portray herself as competent for a national stage – she might want to start by appointing compentent people. That’s what a real executive leader does.

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nitrat February 23, 2015 at 2:48 pm

The DHEC board has got to be the most corrupt in the state.
It’s members all need to be named every time there is a story anywhere about DHEC.

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Iftheyonlyknew February 23, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Is Templeton still with Morgan?

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Who February 23, 2015 at 5:49 pm

“Catherine Templeton had reportedly identified a much better candidate to take the reins of the agency.
Templeton “had an eminently credible candidate lined up” to take the position, sources tell FITS”

Who who who?

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Iftheyonlyknew February 23, 2015 at 7:07 pm

An “eminently credible candidate” is not necessarily some one who will take the Governor’s “goals” for the agency as her mandate, as in “you really work for me, not the Board”.

Haley demands loyalty to *her* agenda and administration first and foremost.

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if the walls could talk February 23, 2015 at 7:28 pm

I know, I know, but I can’t tell. The person is definitely eminently qualified. Doubtful still interested after watching these events unfold. Plus their star would probably shine too bright.

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Who February 23, 2015 at 8:03 pm

“Plus their star would probably shine too bright”

Now that really has me curious.

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Iftheyonlyknew February 23, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Anagrams, hidden meanings?

Eleanor and Nikki: A Kinkier Noel.

Eleanor and Harvey: Hoary Venereal

Kitzman and Amsler: Ms Manlike Tzar

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Iftheyonlyknew February 23, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Governor Haley – Gonorrhea Levy, Organ Ever Holy

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Who February 23, 2015 at 8:35 pm

Will the new candidate be one well-connected, and the process quick, or after a “national search,” and thus delayed?

Of course it could be both, like last time.

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Ax Yomamma February 24, 2015 at 10:05 am

I have no idea whether or not all of this stuff about Loftis is true. I hope it isn’t. One thing is clear, however. There is an organized effort to get the focus completely off of the Haley-Kitzman relationship, and it has all the earmarks of paid political operatives doing all the posts. Do the people responsible for this not realize that if the allegations about Loftis are true, he will surely retaliate tenfold? The old Cold War term “Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD)” comes to mind.

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