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South Carolina’s Young Governor Has a High Profile and Higher Hopes
NY Times ^ | July 2, 2011 | KIM SEVERSON

Posted on 07/02/2011 5:51:31 PM PDT by don-o

“We are now what every state is going to want to look like,” Ms. Haley said in an interview in her office almost six months into her administration.

“We are now the state that is very excited,” she said, referring to a catchphrase — “Get excited” — that she uses in virtually every speech, bill signing and elementary school tour that comes her way. “The people are now in charge.”

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But the governor’s focus on the policies of President Obama has offered the most substantive contribution to her national profile. She regularly criticizes his policies on health care and spending, and has called him a bully for his administration’s stance on a $750 million jet assembly plant that Boeing opened in North Charleston in June.

The National Labor Relations Board sued the aeronautics giant over the plant, contending that Boeing picked South Carolina, a right-to-work state — where workers cannot be required to join a union — to retaliate against union workers in Washington State who struck three years ago.

Ms. Haley, who has support from more than a dozen governors on the issue, testified recently before a Congressional oversight committee on the role of the board. Her point? The federal government must stop getting in the way of economic growth in the states.

Later, in a conference call with reporters, she that said she wanted the president to intervene in the lawsuit and that her job was “to be loud and annoying and in his face.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: boeing; haley; nikkihaley; nlrb

1 posted on 07/02/2011 5:51:40 PM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

I giess the New York Slimes don’t like her, but she sounds perfect to me


2 posted on 07/02/2011 6:00:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: don-o

“Her overall popularity appears to be evenly split. In June, a poll from Public Policy Polling in North Carolina put her approval rating at 42 percent and her disapproval rating at 41 percent.”

I’m surprised at her approval rating. I expected it to be much higher. I think she’s doing a great job.


3 posted on 07/02/2011 6:04:29 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

I think so too. A bunch of RINOs did get those funding vetoes overridden to save the relic SCETV and the useless Arts Commission. There is always next time.


4 posted on 07/02/2011 6:07:38 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: don-o
Ms. Haley

What with the Ms. - she's married. Haley is the last name of her husband.

5 posted on 07/02/2011 6:07:55 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender

How about Governor Haley?


6 posted on 07/02/2011 6:11:13 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
How about Governor Haley?

That would be correct, courteous, respectful and earned.

Not possible for the NY Slime.

7 posted on 07/02/2011 6:22:38 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

PPP said Obama will carry Texas in 2012.


8 posted on 07/02/2011 6:36:16 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: 2nd amendment mama

ping


9 posted on 07/02/2011 6:40:45 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: don-o; upchuck

Who's got the brass ones?

or any at all?

10 posted on 07/02/2011 6:47:28 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: sportutegrl

Only if all the illegals vote for him.


11 posted on 07/02/2011 6:54:05 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Venturer
"Later, in a conference call with reporters, she that said she wanted the president to intervene in the lawsuit and that her job was “to be loud and annoying and in his face.”

I knew little or nothing about this lady, but that statement alone makes me want to know a whole lot more!!!

12 posted on 07/02/2011 6:56:20 PM PDT by politicalmerc (The whole earth may move, but God's throne is never shaken. I think I'll stand by Him..)
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To: don-o

The Honorable Governor Haley...

13 posted on 07/02/2011 6:57:28 PM PDT by DrDavid (George Orwell was an optimist.)
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To: politicalmerc

Yes. I tried to snip the good stuff.


14 posted on 07/02/2011 7:00:20 PM PDT by don-o (Please say a prayer for FReeper Just Lori. RIP)
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To: definitelynotaliberal

Nikki Haley ping!


15 posted on 07/02/2011 7:01:54 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: don-o; DollyCali; Force of Truth; MontaniSemperLiberi; nakutny; patriot preacher; SC Swamp Fox; ...
Governor Haley and the state of South Carolina are going places. Join the ping list to keep up.

Nikki Haley Ping


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16 posted on 07/02/2011 7:07:37 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

She is so focused in the way she answers questions, an iron fist in a silk glove. Watch her here. I’m a fan of Lt. Col. Allen West and Rep. Paul Ryan, as are most of us on this forum, but here you’ll see Haley outrun them both and Sen. Coburn as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfE-jZnmb5E


17 posted on 07/02/2011 7:09:51 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (There is no native criminal class except Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: upchuck

add me please


18 posted on 07/02/2011 7:43:22 PM PDT by don-o (Please say a prayer for FReeper Just Lori. RIP)
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To: martin_fierro

I wonder what, exactly, he’s describing.


19 posted on 07/02/2011 7:47:55 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: don-o

Pays to be sober about her prospects and not get carried away by her personality, youth, or other personal factors. She barely won in 2010 despite it being a bang-up years for Republicans, particularly in South Carolina. I bet she can pretty much bank on her reeelection, though. She survived some nasty attacks on her religion and charges of infidelity in 2010; those things will pack a lot less sting in 2014.


20 posted on 07/02/2011 8:34:45 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." -- Calvin Coolidge)
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To: politicalmerc

She’s a real tiger; I like that about her. But she needs a bit more national political savvy. She was a just a state rep before becoming governor and sometimes it shows. If she would expand her horizons a little, she’d realize that the rest of the country does not want to look like South Carolina, to put it bluntly, nor should it. And I say that as someone who lives in South Carolina. Let’s be honest; this is one of the poorer states.


21 posted on 07/02/2011 8:41:35 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." -- Calvin Coolidge)
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To: eater-of-toast
She’s a real tiger; I like that about her. But she needs a bit more national political savvy. She was a just a state rep before becoming governor and sometimes it shows.

I would be interested in what constitutes "national political savvy" in your mind. Seems to me that the governor of a critical early primary state is going to get a very quick tutorial and her core beliefs and instincts are correct as far as I can tell.

22 posted on 07/03/2011 6:06:43 AM PDT by don-o (Please say a prayer for FReeper Just Lori. RIP)
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