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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, (former) Tea Party fave, is trying her best to distract us from the sad and dull obviousness of her 2012 endorsement of Mitt Romney with a new Marie Claire interview just ahead of the release of her book, Can’t Is Not An Option (which really looked like Cain Is Not An Option for a second).

Of course, in order to be accepted into the Marie Claire fray, Haley had to a) claim to only listen to female musicians (along with unchangingly upbeat weather reports and happy perfume, her offices apparently “pump in” the tunes of Lauryn Hill, Stevie Nicks and Norah Jones, presumably ruining their songs for everyone within earshot), and b) tell a bunch of stories about men treating her like a dictation-taking plaything doll-slave. Men being men (hope there aren’t any men reading this! let me get you some coffee!) there are a lo-ot.

But the funny thing is that some of things that men have said to her in her ascent to youngest governor and only one of six woman governors sound like things that Romney will say to her when, in the alternate universe in which Romney becomes president, he names Haley Secretary of the Secretarial Pool.

When Haley declared that she was running for state senate, she recounts, a man told her, “We think you’re a nice young lady. And if you get out of this race, we’ll make sure you get a good appointment.” THEN SHE WON, BOOYAH. When asked what her next move is (Marie Claire actually isn’t giving her any say in the matter — PRESIDENT, it cries), Haley defers to God, naturally.

I’ve never been one to think far into the future. If you don’t plan, God has surprises that are much more fun for you.

Bachmann could certainly speak to that. [Marie Claire]

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