Nikki Haley Locks Self Out Of Governor's Mansion In Robe Like Classic Sitcom Housewife

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley posted this important communication to herFacebook page Wednesday:


What not to do...getting locked out of the Governor's mansion in your robe while sending the kids off to school. sigh...#adayinthelife

Later in the day, Gov. Haley reportedly became flustered by the increasingly frantic pace of chocolates on an assembly line. Hijinks ensued.

The State reports that

Haley was seeing off her 11-year-old son, Nalin, at the time. Her daughter, Rena, 15, opened the locked mansion door and let the governor back in, Haley’s office said. (SLED agents take the governor’s children to school.)

Which is pretty important information, because we didn't think it snows much there, ha-ha! (That is actually the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division, which is like a state version of the FBI. They seriously need a better acronym, or to make an action movie:  Nick Claus: Agent of SLED.)

The Facebook post was quite popular, with over 4800 "likes" as of this morning; The State dutifully notes that this

surpass[ed] reaction to photos of Haley shooting guns at a Columbia arms maker in July and news about her husband’s ongoing S.C. National Guard deployment to Afghanistan.

Haley has used her Facebook page to project a "just folks" image; last month, she

asked her Facebook followers for help unlocking Rena’s iPhone after Nalin tried to guess -- incorrectly -- his sister’s pass code. “Anyone know how to fix this? #anotherdayinthehaleyhousehold #help,” Haley wrote.

We can't really begrudge the governor a little manufactured slice-of-life folksiness; it beats stories about hiking the Appalachian Trail, and can change the narrative from a dismal approval rating in the low 40s. It's definitely more effective image management than the tone-deaf press release from the state's Democratic Party, which sounds like it came from the desk of Mr. Mooney (yes, we know we're mixing up our sitcoms):

“File this under fake transparency because it certainly is telling about Nikki Haley’s priorities when it comes to sharing information with the people of South Carolina[.]”

That just sounds grumpy; they would have done far better to expose Haley's scandalous antics after meeting with lobbyists from the Vitameatavegamin company.

[The State via CNN via tipster "WS"]

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