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BTW Nikki Haley Was In Georgia During “Floodmaggedon”

GOVERNOR ATTENDED “REPUBLICAN” RETREAT … After some initial criticism, S.C. governor Nikki Haley has been given high marks for her handling of “Floodmaggedon” – the record rainfall and subsequent flooding that rocked the Palmetto State earlier this month. But does Haley really deserve the credit? Eh … One extremely questionable…

GOVERNOR ATTENDED “REPUBLICAN” RETREAT …

After some initial criticism, S.C. governor Nikki Haley has been given high marks for her handling of “Floodmaggedon” – the record rainfall and subsequent flooding that rocked the Palmetto State earlier this month.

But does Haley really deserve the credit?

Eh …

One extremely questionable decision she made?  Leaving South Carolina for Georgia (her favorite state) as the brunt of the deluge bore down …

According to an item buried in The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper’s weekend wrap-up, Haley “left South Carolina for a Republican Governors Association’s retreat in Sea Island after giving a media briefing about the threat of flooding at the S.C. Emergency Management Center on Oct. 2.”

She didn’t return to the state until October 4 …

You know?  We’re not going to make that big a deal out of this.  Why not?  Because as important as politicians believe themselves to be, they’re effectively useless in emergency situations.

Seriously: They sign orders, regurgitate information from first responders and ride around in helicopters high above the damage.

Not much to it …

Still, for Haley to leave the state (to attend a political event) at the height of this crisis shows extremely poor political judgment.  Of course as our readers may recall there was a lot of that going on in South Carolina during “Floodmaggedon.”

The most interesting part of this story?  That the mainstream media took more than two weeks to report on Haley’s absence …

We wonder … how would South Carolinians have viewed her “emergency response” had they known she skipped out on us two weeks ago?

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30 comments

Flood October 18, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Wow.

Left and never said a word, meaning she hid it.

These people never miss a chance to raise money.

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why? October 19, 2015 at 5:51 am

Why would it surprise anyone that Haley chose her own personal interests over those of the state of SC?

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ted October 19, 2015 at 10:51 am

Did she leave her kids behind to ride out the storm?

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dwb619 October 19, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Ya sure she was just riding the “storm’?

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shifty henry October 18, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Nikki has become useless in almost every situation regarding her responsibilities for the SC citizenry ….

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MIA October 18, 2015 at 4:40 pm

It is curious that the press didn’t ask why she was MIA. I recall the NJ press blasting Christie for being at Disney World when they had a huge snow storm to contend with one year.

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jimlewisowb October 18, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Roll on Gypsy Queen Dooh Nibor, roll on dammit !!

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Billy October 18, 2015 at 4:52 pm

I had high hopes for Nikki.

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Todd October 18, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Wait so she wasn’t at the Clemson/Notre Dame game?

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Speak D Truth October 18, 2015 at 5:17 pm

I can see several in that picture that she should have taken with her.

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Kenny October 18, 2015 at 6:16 pm

A good pol never misses an opportunity to raise money.

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Bible Thumper October 18, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Governor Haley canceled out of state appearances during the flood crisis.
http://www.abqjournal.com/660318/politics/gov-susana-martinez-in-wa-to-deliver-keynote-speech.html

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jimlewisowb October 18, 2015 at 9:30 pm

At the point the water was rising, dams were breaking, people were drowning the Governor was not in the State of South Carolina

“Gov. Nikki Haley was in Georgia when the historic rainstorm struck Columbia on Oct. 3-4. Haley left South Carolina for a Republican Governors Association’s retreat in Sea Island after giving a media briefing about the threat of flooding at the S.C. Emergency Management Center on Oct. 2, her office said”

http://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article39649428.html#storylink=cpy

The article you referred to was for an event on October 15th.

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He drinks the Kool Aid October 19, 2015 at 5:49 am

Relax Jim, Haley could execute a puppy on live TV and Bible Thumper would find a way to excuse her actions.

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Puppy Jesus October 19, 2015 at 8:35 am

Now all dogs can go to heaven thanks to Dog sending his only begotten Puppy to die for their sins.

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The Buzzman October 19, 2015 at 9:56 am

You give dishonest suckups a bad name.

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Bible Thumper October 19, 2015 at 10:16 am

I just provide counter weight to fits acknowledged “UNFAIR, IMBALANCED”.

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TARevolution October 19, 2015 at 1:17 am

B-O-R-I-N-G….

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Your Blog October 19, 2015 at 8:34 am

Everyone agrees, your blog is boring, which is why it died.

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Mickey October 19, 2015 at 5:34 am

Why would we expect anything else from a Governor that has show that her career comes first?

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The Colonel October 19, 2015 at 7:32 am

I heard she secretly blew up the Lake Cary dam!

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Hush Money October 19, 2015 at 1:39 pm

I heard she secretly blew will folks but nothing ever cum of it.

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The Colonel October 19, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Didn’t see that one coming…

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dwb619 October 19, 2015 at 2:29 pm

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ted October 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Secretly blew? Not a well kept secret.

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HD October 19, 2015 at 8:54 am

Are you telling us that she wasn’t at home watching it rain on Saturday night? That she didn’t get back to Columbia until Noon on Sunday? BFD.

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Krazy Kat October 19, 2015 at 8:58 am

Why is Abraham Lincoln’s death mask hanging behind her?http://www.estatevaults.com/lm/_deathmask_Abraham_Lincoln.jpg

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Jack's inflamed gout October 19, 2015 at 9:19 am

This might be a thing is she didn’t already declare a state of emergency for the state activating the National Guard and putting in motion all the people and things that actually do the work in an emergency.

So, she probably should have stayed, but she was all over it by getting ahead of things.

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The Buzzman October 19, 2015 at 9:52 am

Why so harsh, Will?

You know Nikki getting the big bucks from the PACs, and the fawning accolades of the other governors and the political operatives furthers her national ambitions. And of course, you realize that she will use the realization of those ambitions for the benefit of our beautiful state, and not for herself, her family, and her cronies.

Why are you so negative?

Haw!

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