Haley vs. Deal: A Showdown of Incompetent GOP Governors
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has faced withering criticism for her response to winter weather in Charleston this week. So how has she tried to divert attention from her failures? By attacking fellow Republican Governor Nathan Deal, whose incompetence, unpreparedness, and ineffectiveness in dealing with disaster in the Atlanta metro area endangered the people of his state and made him an infamous national figure.
From the massive hacking scandal that occurred on her watch to the tuberculosis outbreak that her administration covered up, Nikki Haley knows incompetence and dysfunction better than anyone – and like the people of Georgia, she sees it in Nathan Deal.
By Ashley Barker firstname.lastname@example.org Published Feb. 5, 2014
Gov. Nikki Haley has added to the criticism of Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, who had apologized for being unprepared for last week’s winter storm that left hundreds of commuters stranded in their cars.
Haley, who was in Charleston Tuesday for a speech to members of the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston, said her brother was stuck on an interstate in Atlanta for 27 hours because of the snow and ice.
“While I was trying to fix South Carolina, I was furious at Georgia for not taking care of that,” she said.
“When you go through a storm, whether it’s a hurricane or winter storm, our team stands ready,” Haley said. “I am very proud of team South Carolina and the way they handled the storm.”
Haley added that issues related to the Ravenel Bridge, which froze over and was closed because of falling ice, was a “lesson learned.”