When Gov. Nikki Haley’s new memoir, “Can’t Is Not An Option,” is released today, the Lexington County Republican will be busily selling books.
Those efforts include:
• A national media tour. While all of the details are not being released, Haley is scheduled for “a tremendous amount of media” during the next week, according to a spokeswoman with Haley’s publisher, the Penguin Group, including appearances in USA Today, People and Time magazines, and on Sean Hannity’s radio and TV programs, ABC’s “Nightline” and “Good Morning America,” “The View” and “Fox & Friends.” She also was scheduled to appear on “The Colbert Report” tonight at 11:31 p.m. on Comedy Central.
• A book-signing tour. Haley’s first S.C. stop will be at Blue Bicycle Books Monday in Charleston, according to her publisher. The first Midlands stop is April 14 at the Books-A-Million at the Village at Sandhill in Northeast Richland.
In a “Nightline” interview that airs today in connection with her autobiography’s publication, Haley said she would not accept the Republican vice presidential nomination if offered it but would not rule out a presidential run at some point in the future.
“That’s not anything I can imagine, [but] I don’t know,” the first-term governor said of running for president. “I mean, life has surprised me constantly.”
Also, Thursday, Haley — with Liz Cheney, former deputy assistant secretary of state and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney — will discuss her memoir at a Washington event sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute think tank.
That doesn’t leave much time for governing.
Haley’s public schedule for this week, released Monday, lists only one activity this week. Haley and her immediate family will attend the Family Circle Cup’s 40th-year celebration Saturday on Daniel Island.
But Haley is not the only politician getting away from Columbia this week.
Both the state Senate and S.C. House are on furlough. The House also is on furlough next week as well.
Haley has said that all proceeds from her autobiography, including her $550,000 advance, will go to her newly launched nonprofit, The Original Six Foundation, to assist struggling families in rural South Carolina.
But the book is also helping Haley bring in re-election cash. In a Monday email, Haley encouraged supporters to donate $50 to her campaign and receive a free, signed copy of the memoir.