Haley locks herself out of governor's mansion - in her robe
September 4th, 2013
08:23 PM ET
12 months ago

Haley locks herself out of governor's mansion - in her robe

(CNN) – If a bunch of governors got together and wrote a book on things to avoid when you're a state executive, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley might have an entertaining and lighthearted chapter to contribute.

"What not to do ... getting locked out of the Governor’s mansion in your robe while sending the kids off to school. sigh...#adayinthelife,” Haley wrote on her public Facebook page Wednesday morning.

The post quickly generated buzz on Facebook, collecting more than 4,400 likes and close to 550 comments as of Wednesday night.

But the governor wasn't forced out of her house for too long. Her communications director, Doug Mayer, told CNN she was only outside for a "couple minutes" before her daughter, Rena, let her back in.

Haley is known in South Carolina for her regular and sometimes personal Facebook posts, which her office says she does herself. The subjects of her posts alternate between her daily duties as governor and her life as a mom.

But with the Republican running for re-election in 2014, her political opponents wasted no time pouncing on her morning blunder.

"File this under Fake Transparency, because it certainly is telling about Nikki Haley’s priorities when it comes to sharing information with the people of South Carolina," the South Carolina Democratic Party said in an e-mail release.

– CNN's Joe Sutton contributed to this report.


Filed under: Nikki Haley • South Carolina
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Daddy_2010

    Attempting to use that against her makes the South Carolina Dem Party look juvenile.

    September 4, 2013 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  2. Robert Harvey-Kinsey

    I am not a big fan, but humans things happen to human people. She is by any order of the imagination a positive sign for the state. I do not have to like a person's politics to respect her humanity and achievements. It makes me happier knowing my dad's home state is moving forward, however, slowly.

    September 4, 2013 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  3. Juan Gras

    Now if we could only lock her out of the State, SC would really have something to smile about.

    September 4, 2013 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  4. Fred

    Right where she belongs. Locked out of the governor's mansion.

    September 4, 2013 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    Stupid, silly lady.

    September 4, 2013 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  6. Ron Harper

    Just glad to hear nobody was injured in this incident.

    September 4, 2013 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  7. donklos

    Breaking News! Governor is human. Film at 11.
    Next.

    September 4, 2013 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  8. Ken

    Boy am I glad this is a news story. By the way – how is the air conditioner running?

    September 4, 2013 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  9. jo

    Wow cnn this is really big big news. Thankyou!! Good thing we learned about this now.

    September 4, 2013 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  10. reply

    SC Democrats are idiots if this all they can talk about. Love the post by the gov!

    September 4, 2013 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  11. jo

    And by the way,,how many people reported this? Your certainly going to get an award for this report. This really is front page news.

    September 4, 2013 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  12. My2Sense4U

    Happens to the best and worst of us. Just proves she is human. Next topic....

    September 4, 2013 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  13. michaelhallchina

    How is this news? The whole world is about to erupt over Syria, Congress still is deadlocked, and domestic violence is on the rise and yet CNN in all its wisdom has decided that this is news! This is why the American public no longer trusts the news on TV. Keep digging yourself deeper CNN because in the eyes of this nation you are an embarrassment.

    September 4, 2013 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  14. Scott

    ile this under Fake Transparency, because it certainly is telling about Nikki Haley’s priorities when it comes to sharing information with the people of South Carolina," the South Carolina Democratic Party said in an e-mail release.

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    They really need to get a life, Democratic party of South Carolina, what a bunch of LOSERS.

    September 4, 2013 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  15. Lisa

    Sure she was in a rope or a nazi uniform?

    September 4, 2013 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  16. northerstar

    Sounds like she has a great security detail if they let her outside by herself and then locks herself out of the house. Of course its the same security detail that allowed the previous State Gov. Mark Sanford to tell them he was going hiking and then left the country for Argentina to sleep with his mistress.

    September 4, 2013 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  17. Smart Guy

    And this is news because?

    September 4, 2013 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  18. Ace

    "File this under Fake Transparency, because it certainly is telling about Nikki Haley’s priorities when it comes to sharing information with the people of South Carolina," the South Carolina Democratic Party said in an e-mail release.

    I don't get it. Was this a joke? Was the robe see-through or something?

    September 4, 2013 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  19. jimatmad

    I knew who it was as soon as I saw the headline. There are other female governors, but I knew it had to be Ms Haley.

    Brewer would have been my second choice, but with Jan it's probably a daily occurrence and nobody bothers to pay attention any more.

    September 4, 2013 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  20. Thom

    She's going to lose to the Democrat this time around.......

    September 4, 2013 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  21. Thomas

    Can't wait for Stephen Colbert's response to this bit. That's what she gets for not appointing Colbert to a vacant senate seat.

    September 4, 2013 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  22. davey

    Thank god it wasn't hillary in her underwear.

    September 4, 2013 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  23. won

    You will be locked out of the congress with your wardrobe on... think about that.

    September 4, 2013 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  24. Chris

    How dare she act like a normal person. Thank you, SCDP, for telling us what we need to know!

    September 4, 2013 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  25. Orygun Duck

    Proof that Fox News actually kills your brain cells.

    September 4, 2013 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
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