July XXXth, MMXV
Hon. Dave Eggen B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
In addition to holding the Office of The First Gentleman, Captain Michael Haley, Republican-South Carolina is the husband of Governor Nikki Haley. The Captain serves honourably in the South Carolina Army National Guard. What with all this talk that Former XLIInd President Bill Clinton, Democratic-Arkansas might become the first First Gentleman Of The United States Of America if his wife, Former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton, Democratic-New York is elected the next President, I feel its important to show that Nikki is like anyone else. The Governor is happy that her husband is back from his military service & his good wife, in addition to be the Chief Executive for the State, has to hold her family together with her spouse gone like any other regular South Carolinian (or any) family. Things like kids going to school, still having contact with their dad, etc. It also showcases that there are both male & female spouses of politicians who make significant sacrifices for their family so that their loved ones can hold political office. The Governor elaborates.
"Seeing him, I took my first breath in a year. When you know you could lose a loved one & to think of that every day, it reminds you to be truly thankful for what you have, & it really helps you understand that a lot of small things don't matter."
Source: CXVIth Governor Nikki Haley, Republican-South Carolina.
An Editor's Note: Cpt. Mike serves in the United States Army, I am especially proud of his wife the Governor for getting rid of the Confederate flag on all South Carolina government buildings.