South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian has gone on the offensive against the Palmetto State’s Republican Governor Thursday. Harpootlian told the press that Haley reminded him of The Jersey Shore’s Nicole “Snooki” Pollizzi and Reality Star Tramp Kim Kardashian.
Harpootlian criticized Haley in a press release over how she’s demonstrated her support for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
Harpootlian said to reporters,
“South Carolina Republican Governor Nikki Haley has spent more time in the last month outside the state traveling with Mitt Romney and appearing on national television programs promoting herself than she has on promoting jobs for South Carolinians or meeting with the Republican legislature to pass meaningful tax reform. Only 18 months in office and she has already written her biography. It used be that only people who accomplished something significant had biographies written, but in the age of Snooki and Kardashian celebrities it should be no surprise Nikki Haley draws some national curiosity.”
Haley’s memoir, Can’t Is Not an Option, hot the shelves this week. Since endorsing Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination she has repeatedly been on the campaign trail with him and going to speaking engagements to promote his candidacy.
Interestingly enough, even with Governor Haley’s strong support, Romney lost South Carolina to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Nikki Haley, although she denies she is interested, has been listed by several pundits as being a potential Vice Presidential pick for a Romney Administration. Governor Haley is very popular with Evangelical Christians and Tea Party Republicans.