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Nikki Haley Still Hasn’t Learned …

GOVERNOR ATTACKS ANOTHER ADMINISTRATION CRITIC … Back in the summer of 2014, S.C. governor Nikki Haley attempted to suppress criticism of her embattled child welfare agency, the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS), by attacking one of its leading critics, S.C. Senator Katrina Shealy. Shealy was having none of it ……

GOVERNOR ATTACKS ANOTHER ADMINISTRATION CRITIC …

Back in the summer of 2014, S.C. governor Nikki Haley attempted to suppress criticism of her embattled child welfare agency, the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS), by attacking one of its leading critics, S.C. Senator Katrina Shealy.

Shealy was having none of it …

And not surprisingly, Haley was 100 percent in the wrong … (and still is).

Haley is now attempting to employ same “juvenile” strategy in an effort to tone down legislative criticism of another embattled agency in her cabinet – the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (SCDJJ).

On Tuesday, Haley attacked S.C. Rep. Kirkman Finlay – one of the members of a S.C. House oversight panel – for allegedly being “disrespectful” in his inquiries regarding a mushrooming scandal at SCDJJ.

“What has been incredibly disappointing and not helpful is the bullying mentality that we’ve seen coming out of Representative Kirkman Finlay,” Haley said. “I mean, for him to sit there and treat public servants the way he has treated them is just beyond embarrassing, and the idea that you can go bully people who are serving and who are trying to do their job and do the right thing, and to intimidate them is right out childish and it’s rude.”

“It’s just unbecoming of a legislator, it’s unbecoming of an elected official, it’s everything we say we don’t want in an elected official, and I’ve had to apologize multiple times to my public servants for the way he’s treated them,” Haley added.

Really?

“He’s been threatening them in multiple ways, he intimidates them in the way he talks,” Haley continued. “If you have sat in any of those hearings, it’s uncomfortable to sit through.”

Wow …

She’s going there again?

Here’s Haley’s problem: While she was busy campaigning for establishment “Republican” frontrunner Marco Rubio, this agency was going up in smoke … literally.  But according to Haley, it’s somehow Finlay’s fault for asking tough questions? 

Unreal …

Finlay and other members of the S.C. House oversight panel have every right to grill this agency and its leaders for the gross incompetence and mismanagement they have displayed.  And they have every right to hold Haley accountable for the agency’s problems (which it’s worth noting she has dispatched one of her own officials to investigate).

Once again, though, rather than take responsibility for taking her eye off the ball yet again … Haley’s first impulse is to cast blame on those trying to pick up the pieces of her negligence.

Our hope?  That Finlay response to Haley’s threatening language the same way Shealy did … by getting in the governor’s face and refusing to back down.

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19 comments

Bible Thumper March 15, 2016 at 6:28 pm

There is no way to judge without knowing what occured in the meeting. It is a bit unfair for Haley to make this complaint public if the public can’t get any details.

It is presumptuous to suggest that Haley is only complaining about tough questions.

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HD March 15, 2016 at 7:38 pm

It’s available in video archives on the Statehouse website.

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true blue March 15, 2016 at 6:39 pm

At least she did not call him a “racist, sexist, bigot” I thought that was her fall back line, that will come next, just wait and see….

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Tazmaniac March 15, 2016 at 7:03 pm

When she joins the Democrats that will be her next complaint.

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Lone Ranger March 15, 2016 at 6:53 pm

And South Carolinians listen, of course, when RINO-hugging
Nikki talks because we’re good at taking notes

And we’ve noted that when it came to ripping patriots’ flag
and Southern heritage—Haley did NOT let us vote !!!

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Flip March 15, 2016 at 7:41 pm

Good for Haley not playing politics and making sure the flag came down,

Maybe now South Carolina can stop being the United States clown.

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Lone Ranger March 15, 2016 at 7:46 pm

Haley soon ran for Jasper County dogcatcher because NO one wanted her as VP
She lost just like FIip and let it slip–you know NObody trusts freeloading Flip nor me !!!

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Tazmaniac March 15, 2016 at 7:02 pm

“He’s been threatening them in multiple ways, he intimidates them in the way he talks,” Haley continued. “If you have sat in any of those hearings, it’s uncomfortable to sit through.”

Yeah, it is supposed to be VERY uncomfortable when you have to answer for failing the Public Trust.

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Roger March 15, 2016 at 7:17 pm

Haleys time is over in politics. Now her voters are finally seeing her for what she is a feckless loser. Go Trump 2016.

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shifty henry March 15, 2016 at 8:51 pm

“Feckless fools should keep canny tongues.”

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TroubleBaby March 15, 2016 at 8:59 pm

” I’ve had to apologize multiple times to my public servants for the way he’s treated them,”

Are they hers or the public’s? The servants that is….

Oh well, she’s part of the machine and the machine always circles the wagons when it’s in trouble. Government “workers” always protect their own.

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Dice Man March 15, 2016 at 10:18 pm

We’ve all seen this before in middle school. Nikki is that marginal aesthetic who completely disrupts social norms because she can’t compete on merits. We as a voting public gave her the benefit of the doubt the first time up at the plate. We now know this is a cunt who never had to grow beyond 6th grade social skills (beyond blow jobs) and is incapable of running a ship of state.

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LouieBuoy March 16, 2016 at 12:16 am

Hagley’s absolutely correct! And she sounds just like Hagillary Clinton. Go figure…

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OMY March 16, 2016 at 4:38 am

Haley gave Marco the kiss of death.

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The Sixth Sense March 16, 2016 at 7:59 am

Over the years it has become increasingly salient, that Haley does not know how to run anything at all. Her life is a monument to stupidity.

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Bathed in blood of innocents March 16, 2016 at 8:51 am

These are only our children. If they are killed, it is cheaper for Kikki than paying to “serve or save” them. Simple GOP social engineering. How dare you question the competance of the Queen? Or her motives. She has blood all over her. Don’t get any on you.

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Ugly Fat Witch, To be polite March 16, 2016 at 9:22 am

Nikki is an Intellectual Midget. Rather than address her Executive Failures, all she can do is attack the enquirer. Her management of Essentially All Of Her Cabinet Agencies has had the same effect on their function as a Late Term Abortion. How many Future Governors will have to spend their time trying to glue her Humpty Dumptys back together again? Which may ultimately prove to be an exercise in futility.

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Roseanne March 16, 2016 at 9:23 am

Kirkman has been a rude, childish bully since he was in elementary school. Why would he change now?

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sanskrit March 16, 2016 at 10:59 am

She’s just angry because she knows her career is about to end. It’s over. Maybe she can do temp work. There are quite a few agencies in the Columbia area.

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