Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Haley on VP: "How could I do that to the people of the state?"

There are lots of ways of denying interest in vice-president, but this particular phrasing is one that could especially bite you down the road.

Nikki Haley's new chat with the New York Times:

Q.You’ve said that you’re not interested in being a vice presidential running mate in the election later this year. Would you seriously not consider a run if you were asked? And why do you say you’re not interested?

HALEY: I would say no. How could I do that to the people of the state? They took such a chance on me and gave me the opportunity to show them what work I can do. It is my responsibility to finish the job that I’ve been given. It would be wrong to leave it.

Also, here's an interesting bit which will come as a surprise to those who've seen a very ambitious version of Haley unfolding over the past two years.

Q. What about down the line? What are your future goals and ambitions?

HALEY: I’ve never been a planner. I didn’t know I was going to run for the State House. I didn’t know I was going to run for governor. I don’t know what’s next, and I love not thinking about it because the doors open at a certain time.