Haley featured in Charleston based 'Army Wives'
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 00:01:13 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH, AP) -- Gov. Nikki Haley made a television appearance this weekend, but it wasn't in the usual political arena.
Haley was featured in Sunday night's Lifetime series "Army Wives."
The show follows the friendship of a group of women and one man who have spouses in the Army. Haley can relate because her husband, Michael, is an officer in the Army National Guard.
The show, filmed in Charleston, has brought in more than $120 million to the South Carolina economy according to producers. However some lawmakers, including then Rep. Haley, voted to end incentives for filmmakers last year.
In June, 2010 the House voted 104-7 to override a veto by Gov. Sanford to cut incentive funding.
Some Democrats are calling Haley's decision to appear on the show after trying to cut its funding an act of hypocrisy.
WACH Fox News put in a call to Haley's office for a comment. We have yet to hear back.
"Army Wives" is in its fifth season and can been seen on Lifetime Sunday at 9 p.m.
What do you think about Haley's show appearance? Is it an act of hypocrisy or a way to throw her support behind the locally filmed show? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think.
And WACH Fox's Brian McConchie is working on a story about the film industry and its impact on the South Carolina economy. Be sure to check back for more.
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(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)