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Nikki Haley Dumps Another Transportation Secretary




|| By FITSNEWS || For the second time in as many years, S.C. governor Nikki Haley has accepted the resignation of her secretary of the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT).

Falling on the sword this time?  Janet Oakley, a former liberal lobbyist appointed by Haley after the governor’s first choice – retired military man Robert St. Onge – was busted driving under the influence last winter.

Why was Oakley compelled to resign (you know … aside from being terrible at her job)?

You can read all about it in our exclusive story from last week predicting her ouster …

Basically, Oakley is getting the boot because legislative leaders flatly told Haley her head was a prerequisite for the “Republican” governor retaining appointment power over this position.  Which is silly because the SCDOT secretary is already subservient to a transportation commission that’s chosen by members of the S.C. General Assembly – meaning whoever gets this post (and by extension, the governor) has no real authority over the state’s network of roads and bridges.

Anyway …

Oakley had boasted that leading SCDOT would be the “capstone of her career.”

Looks more like the tombstone …

Oh well, the 63-year-old and her husband recently built a beach home on Edisto Island, S.C. – so we’re not shedding any tears over her departure.