Nikki Haley in 2017 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Principles & Values: State workers all say "It's a Great Day in South Carolina"

When I first ran for governor, I often heard people speaking negatively about our state, both here at home and around the country. When we first asked public servants to answer the phones at state agencies with "It's a Great Day in South Carolina, how may I help you?" they hated it. But it wasn't just some off-the-wall catchphrase--it had two purposes, in fact:
  1. It was to remind those public servants that they worked for the person on the other side of the phone and that they were there, above all, to answer whatever question might come up.
  2. South Carolina was never the state it was portrayed to be. It was time for the rest of the country, and the rest of the world, to see South Carolina as she truly is--a state of unlimited potential and unrivaled beauty populated by good, faithful, hardworking people.
So in spite of the pushback we kept saying it. Now, the first thing I hear wherever I speak is almost always, "It's a Great Day in South Carolina." Because, it almost always is.
Source: 2017 State of the State address to S.C. Legislature Jan 11, 2017

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