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National Nikki … Is Back?




|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. governor Nikki Haley is getting national exposure again this week … or at least her legs are.

Haley and her stems welcomed Norah O’Donnell – the 41-year-old co-anchor of CBS This Morning – to South Carolina on Thursday morning.  What did the two Gen Xers discuss?  Who knows … “National Nikki” isn’t exactly tearing up “the Google” lately (despite her efforts to the contrary).

So why do we bring this up?  Eh … just a reminder of how Haley is continuing to follow the advice our founding editor gave her way back in 2007.  Which was simple: No pantsuits.  Like, ever.

“The goal is to get people to stop and listen,” our founding editor Will Folks told the future governor at the time. “If having great legs and showing them off on television gets a certain segment of the electorate to stop and listen to what you have to say, what do you care? All that matters is they are listening to you.”

Is that advice shamelessly sexist?  Yes.

It’s also entirely dependent on the female politician.  For example, we’d never give the same advice to Hillary Clinton.

In all seriousness, though, despite a dearth of national publicity Haley has been on a tear lately amongst Palmetto State voters.  Compared to her December 2011 nadir, she’s up 21.6 percent among registered voters and 25.9 percent among GOP voters (as of two months ago, at least) – meaning unlike four years ago, her 2016 presidential endorsement matters.  A lot.