Gov. Nikki Haley just doesn’t seem to have ever learned the knack on how to be intimidated.
God bless Nikki Haley. pic.twitter.com/lcYpEAfHKw
— Patrick Ruffini (@PatrickRuffini) March 23, 2016
Found here. Short version: getting Nikki Haley was a good get for Marco Rubio, if the screams of rage by Ann Coulter were any indication. And they typically are*.
*Please note that I would ban Coulter on sight. She’s gotten rather nastily racist in her golden years and I never actually liked her in the first place.
Found here. Short version? …Damn, but that was fun to watch. Heck of a lot better than the SotU, to be sure.
Found here. Short version: responding to the SotU is simultaneously a great honor and a horrible thing to do to a politician. Nikki should change it up a little.
This is from last month, so no real need to dwell overmuch on it – still, always nice to see an old friend of RedState doing well:
When Gov. Nikki Haley takes her second oath for the state’s highest office Wednesday, she will stand as a survivor of a sometimes turbulent first term, having outlasted many of her opponents and controversies.
Powerful legislative leaders who fought the Lexington Republican’s priorities have left the General Assembly. Foes who took Haley to court and challenged her at the ballot box failed to knock her out of office. Scandals, including the worst data hacking of a state agency in U.S. history, did not cause lasting damage.
The one that I’m married to will give you an earful: if anything, she’s more annoyed than South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is at Barack Obama over his game-playing about the “budget”.
“I could not be more frustrated than I am right now,” Haley told reporters after the meeting. She said that when she asked Obama if he would consider a last-minute plan to shave about 2 percent from the annual federal budget without increasing taxes, the answer was “no.”
“My kids could go and find $83 billion out of a $4 trillion budget,” Haley said. “This is not rocket science.”
Read the whole thing; especially Gov. Haley’s ah, exasperated comments about Congress taking the last week off. Fair warning: my wife the rocket scientist agrees with THAT, too.
A bit of a rhetorical question, there: reports are saying that South Carolina governor Nikki Haley will be appointing Tim Scott to replace Jim Demint as Senator. Works for me: Tim’s a good guy, good conservative, and he’s already demonstrated an ability to win re-election. A term or two there and he might even be ready for the governorship itself.
…And I really do feel sorry for what the man is about to go through. It’s going to get vile out there, on the Left.
And just a bit angrily, too. If that surprises you, it shouldn’t: while the NYT loathes conservatives in general – while Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post merely(?!) loathes a lot of specific conservatives – both probably despise New Media even more. And since it was a doofus progressive regional blogger (Logan Smith, for the benefit of those tuning in late*) that started the whole carnival of stupidity in the first place, well…
And that’s that, hopefully. Until the next time that somebody tries it, of course.
*Search engines, too. In light of that, let me print the following terms: nincompoop, doofus, n00b, twerp, goofball, idiot, moron, ineffectual, and justifiably obscure.
Most people are concetrating on the absolutely inane question Gov. Haley got at the end – as God is my witness, the Time interviewer* really did ask whether the Governor tipped Sikh cab drivers more – but the entire interview is in its way engrossing viewing. If only because the interviewer clearly thought that there was a hick in the interviewing room (true) and that her name was Nikki Haley (false). I mean, I grew up in New York and New Jersey and I was humiliated by the utter unsophisticated provincialism of the interviewer; I would take some comfort that the woman’s accent suggests that she’s just some rube right off of the boat, but that’s cultural chauvinism talking. (more…)