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Gov. Nikki Haley Featured in Vogue Magazine Article

The article asks, "how Conservative will she go?"

Gov. Nikki Haley makes her debut in Vogue magazine this week.

In the article, Haley admits in her early days as a politician she didn't know if she was a Republican or a Democrat, and that it was a speech given by Hillary Clinton in 2003 at a local college that had encouraged her to run for office.

There's a lot of personal flavor in the article from the decor of the Governor's Mansion to Haley's use of Facebook to her encouraging First Gentleman Michael Haley to change his name after they began dating.

Mimi April 20, 2012 at 09:09 AM
This woman is an embarassment to politics. As if South Carolina didn't have enough to be ashamed of our Governor who has spent more time on the tax payers dollar vacationing, selling books, campaigning while the state goes further into the sewer. Pathetic. How anyone could support this dunderhead is beyond me.
AmaDen April 20, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Poor Mimi, you are so misinformed. Gov. Nikki Haley is the best thing that has happened to SC and the entire USA in a very long time. She is USA's Margaret Thatcher. I encourage you to dig deeper into the facts about Gov. Haley. You may find yourself pleasantly surprised. Also, she isn't on the taxpayer’s money when she is doing these trips but I personally think she should be! She has brought SC more POSITIVE publicity than any Governor has in a long time. After the Sanford mess, Gov. Haley is a breath of fresh air. Please, just do you homework before you post misinformed information to add to the media frenzy that isn’t accustomed to dealing with a southern woman who isn't little Miss Demur. Don't you know that ALL women, including you if you are a woman, Mimi, have been expected to abide by the social norm of just looking pretty and not having an opinion about anything other than how well the mint julep tea taste, ESPECIALLY if her opinion differs than her man’s. Traditionally, in SC if you wanted your voice/opinion heard, you had to tell a man to say it for you, but if you wanted a job done, you had to tell a woman. Gov. Haley is breaking all of the social norms by boldly speaking her mind & not letting SC citizens be bullied by the federal Government. SC gets an added bonus because she also does the traditional female role of making sure the jobs actually get done. More Power to You, Gov. Haley!!!
AmaDen April 20, 2012 at 01:23 PM
I know I have said enough but I just can't resist saying, Mimi, that it appears, "You ain't from around here, are you." No one around here ever uses the word dunderhead! That must just be a highfalutin Yankee thing.
Rose April 20, 2012 at 02:54 PM
I'm a seventh-generation South Carolinian and I have used the word "dunderhead" - perhaps Mimi and I are well-read and don't limit ourselves to parroting the party bumper stickers. Elocution and a broad vocabulary were once valued by politicians of all ilks. Margaret Thatcher was a woman of powerful intellect and eloquence. Haley is NO Iron Maggie. She isn't even Ann Richards of Texas - another iron lady. Bless your heart.
Robert Kelly April 21, 2012 at 12:51 AM
I am on the other end of the political spectrum from Nikki Haley, but I have to respect her backstory, growing up in a somewhat prejudiced era but still overcoming all that. Electing a woman of color (well, a little color anyway) for the SC governor position was an enormous step forward for SC. Maybe one day we will elect a person on the liberal spectrum...man or woman it doesn't matter to me... to really bring meaning to the southern acronym "WWJD?". I am so tired of these pharisees who can quote whatever scripture supports their punitive positions...but it never seems to be from the teaching of Christianity...it's from orthodox Judaism or from Paulism, the self proclaimed apostle who went from persecuting to making rules. Sorry, I really got off the track of this topic. Report me for being inappropriate, if you think that is appropriate.
stanley seigler April 21, 2012 at 03:20 AM
@Robert Kelly: "...it never seems to be from the teaching of Christianity..." all need to consider these teaching and stop the hypocrisy...i admire the SC gov tho strongly disagree with her T-GOP policies...she should return to her Sikh roots and forget her current christian hypocrisy... very few (including me) christians practice the teachings of Jesus...for that matter few, if any, practice the philosophy of our founding fathers (FF)...tho they profess to be christians and want a return to the principles of the FF.
AmaDen April 21, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Well bless your little heart, Rose, you certainly are real Southern Girl. I'll bet you drink you tea with your little pinky sticking up too, don't you. You remind me of my precious daughter who is also very well-read but somewhat lacking in common sense. Bless her heart too. If we don't marry her off soon, we are all going to end up in the poor house. I just wonder if you would talk to me in person the way you have here? I'm sure you wouldn't because true Southern Girls only do that behind the shield of the internet. Seriously though, you have a right to your own opinion so more power to you! As my down to earth, practical son would say, "Peace Out!"
AmaDen April 21, 2012 at 08:18 PM
@ Robert Perry I respect Governor Haley's backbone! I am also a Christian and I praise God every day that He did not give me the awesome responsibility of judging someone else's faith. Let's just let the good Lord deal with that and keep our focus on restoring this entire country to a place our children and grandchildren can be proud of. I'll just say to you what I said to @Rose above, "Peace Out!" Actually, to be true to my denomination, I should say, "Peace be with you."
Robert Kelly April 21, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Et cum spiritu tuo.
Robert Kelly April 21, 2012 at 10:17 PM
a little harsh and personal.
Greg Adams April 22, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Or Mimi and Rose are the same person, or dudes. Patch has so many sockpuppets I loose count.
Greg Adams April 22, 2012 at 01:44 AM
Robert, sometimes it is necessary. war

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