South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks during the RedState Gathering in Charleston, S.C., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. Texas Gov. Rick Perry will speak later today and is expected to announce his intentions to run for President. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Nikki Haley is an Excellent Choice

We were at the Adele concert in Atlanta together a few weeks ago. I took my 11 yo who, when she’s not obsessing over Taylor Swift, is a big Adele fan. As we were getting on the elevator I looked over and the Governor and her husband were walking up.

We chatted for a bit before the concert started. This was right before the election. We were all ready for it to be over.

I have known Nikki Haley since 2009. Beside the RedState writers, Nikki was the only person to attend every single RedState Gathering, beating out Ted Cruz by one.

As Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley took on her own party. She insisted on reforms to clean up the state. She wasn’t willing to be a team player with a Republican establishment that wanted to vote in the night and out of the public’s eye. She insisted on reform and she got it.

Nikki Haley is a forceful presence for reform and good grace in public office. A corrupt institution like the United Nations will benefit from someone like Governor Haley demanding accountability and transparency in a system filled with third world kleptocrats and anti-Semites comfortable, these past eight years, with Americans coddling their worst vices.

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