“It’s a Great Day in South Carolina!”
No, seriously, that’s how SC Governor Nikki Haley demands all state employees answer their phones. And how she opens pretty much every TV appearance.
Today, it appears to be true.
According to Jonathan Allen of the West Ashley Patch, multiple bills that would enable South Carolinians to recall elected officials are working their way through the legislative process, and liberals and conservatives alike are pushing for them.
Gov. Nikki Haley racked up a long list of political enemies in her first year as South Carolina’s top elected official.
Now a group of purported conservative activists have launched a new effort to recall the governor with the website recallsc.com. The site, which consists of a single page laying out the case for recalling Haley, launched in December to build public support for the effort.
Among her offenses to conservatives, Nikki Haley’s recent endorsement of Mitt Romney and her enthusiastic campaigning for him in advance of the South Carolina GOP primary especially rankles.
Mr. Allen provides a helpful laundry list of why others are less than satisfied with their no-longer shiny and new Tea Party Princess:
Other grievances on the petition include Haley giving salary increases to her staff while campaigning on fiscal responsibility, that Haley is facing a lawsuit over potential ethics violations, the SC DHEC Board’s decision on approving port deepening activities in the Savannah River, Haley using inflated jobs numbers, her removal of Darla Moore from the Board of Trustees at the University of South Carolina and Haley’s adminstration destroying public records.
Haley’s approval rating in a December poll has dropped to 34.6 percent, putting her a full ten points below that of President Obama in South Carolina. Let that sink in for a moment.
More evidence that the Tea Party will be the death of the GOP. I can’t wait until November!