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    Posted July 9, 2015 by
    Eutaw Springs, South Carolina
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    Haley for President

    Yard work in South Carolina made me hot, sweaty and dirty; kind of like it is for women facing down South Carolina's old boys' network the way Haley and Rep. Jenny Horne did this week over the Rebel Flag furling. (God love our really steely Magnolias.)
    I believe that if Gov. Haley could prevail over the state's entrenched and stubborn patriarchy, not to mention disarm the out of state antagonists ever willing to cast insults at us, imagine what this brilliant woman could do in Washington. (Sen. Graham, you can sit down and hush for a while. Sen. Tim Scott is our pride and joy in the US Senate.)
    You bet your okra, shrimp and buttered grits, I'd support Haley for president in a heartbeat. And I bet I'm not the only one. Confounding as it seems, South Carolina defines the New South, confuses her critics outside such that the GOP may be forced to expand its tent after all ... Given that Sen. Scott has become the Senate's firm, soft spoken gentleman, and Gov. Haley's Indian heritage does make for quite a diverse chorus of conservatives, dontcha think.
    So, when the pundits posture for the South Carolina GOP debates, they may need to find some new questions to rattle the candidates. The battle flag issue now is moot; the US Supreme Court has nullified the state's opposition to same sex marriage, and, well rejecting Obamacare mandates has turned out to be quite a savvy move given the headaches felt by the hat-in-hand states. I love that we are so hard to pin down; so raw, true and passionate.
    So, for the record, I'm tossing my hopes on my governor.
    Haley for president, and for REAL.
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