Haley's Memoir Draws Harsh GOP Criticism

Gov. Nikki Haley’s new memoir, “Can’t Is Not An Option,” is untruthful according to at least six politicians interviewed last week.

Gov. Nikki Haley is making headlines, again, but this time it's not about an ethics investigation.

This week, the South Carolina's first female governor is taking criticism for her new memoir, "Can't Is Not An Option."

According to The State newspaper, at least a half-dozen of Haley's own party deny the allegations made in the book released on April 3, including the speaker of the S.C. House, a former lieutenant governor and former representative to the U.S. Congress.

Democrats, including Haley’s 2010 opponent in the governor’s race, describe the book as “fiction," according to the article.

Haley spokesperson Rob Godfrey said Haley stands by her accounts in the memoir, the paper reports.

She made headlines for saying she would and . She was met with protestors in Charleston, as she signed copies at .

And, as the tour was wrapping up, Haley was back in the news with the announcement that the

The memoir makes no mention of controversies surrounding the governor, such as her dismissal of Darla Moore from the University of South Carolina's Board of Trustees, the article in The State reports.

But Haley does write of her disgust of the two men who came forward, each claiming that each had an affair with her, as she was gaining ground in the 2010 GOP nomination for governor.

Haley also takes aim at House Speaker Bobby Harrell R-Charleston, saying that he worked against her in pushing "meaningful" reform.

State Rep. Nathan Balletine stands by Haley's accounts, saying that the book is correct and that Haley was a political underdog outsider, the paper reports.

Cornell Davis April 17, 2012 at 12:37 AM
These people comments should not come as a surprise to anyone. Governor Haley doesn't know what the word "truth" means. This is who the people of South Carolina wanted as there governor. We got rid of one liar, and now we have another one. She been lying since the day she got elected. She is a phony!
stanley seigler April 17, 2012 at 02:00 AM
re: she's a phony ditto most pols...sad...but wouldn't want her/their job/s and someone has to do it...andand she is as good as most GOP govs...and cuter.
Hobby April 17, 2012 at 02:12 PM
The "I hate all Republican/Conservative women" crowd is going to implode at any chance they get. They foam at the mouth with charges of lies, and ethics violations, but ever notice that these have not been proven? If Haley wasn't elected, we'd be accused of being only a white, male, discimanatory boys club. Now, it's simply throw as much as possible against a wall, and only hope that some sticks. Also love the continued reference to protesters attending her book appearance- 12. There were only 12 protesters! That means that 70,000 plus did not attend, either because they weren't protesting, or were working. The hypocrisy continues...
Richard Hayes April 17, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Why don't state Republican leaders support Haley? Why are they always overriding her vetoes?


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