On Friday afternoon, Bobby Jindal announced the hiring of Sarah Haley as his new Press Secretary. See announcement here.
As you can see not much information was released about her. Only way to connect with her is via Twitter @SarahHaleyTN (Strange for governor’s media flack, even for Louisiana.)
When asked by someone on Twitter, rather than say where she’s from, she said that she has “lots of family” in Louisiana. I’ve got family in Russia; does that make me a Russian?
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We don’t even know if she has moved or will move to Louisiana. You say: “Of course, she has to move here to do her job.” Not necessarily. Jindal hired a consultant in Florida at a 6-figure salary and she doesn’t live in Louisiana.
I have advised Haley via Twitter that, IF she lives in Louisiana and owns or even drives a motor vehicle here, she must, under state law, acquire a Louisiana driver’s license and license plates (if she has a car).
According to one source, Haley’s Facebook Page says she moved to Baton Rouge on March 31. If true, the clock’s ticking on becoming a legal driver/owner.
UPDATE @ 3:40 PM:Haley has been on the job since Wednesday or Thursday of last week.
Beginning Friday afternoon, I tried making contact with Haley. Thus far, she’s following the Team Jindal m.o. – no response.
As of this posting, Haley was not even listed on Jindal’s Press Office website. Despite my “Direct Message” via Twitter to Haley, she refused to give me her email address.
UPDATE @ 3:40 PM: Located the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
According to media reports, Haley will be “traveling with Jindal.” Since most of his traveling is out-of-state, she doesn’t need to live in Louisiana.
What was learned
The Crack Mullet Research Team has determined that Haley is from the Germantown section of Memphis, TN. She’s the daughter of Rusty and Carol Haley. For those not familiar with the Germantown part of Memphis, it is where the wealthy folks live. Haley is 31 or 32 years old and has at least two sisters, who are apparently younger than Haley.
Haley was home-schooled and is a graduate of University of Memphis, where she was a freshman in 2000. At that time she wanted to be a constitutional lawyer. (She won’t get much experience with that working for Bobby.)
Haley also likes Memphis-style barbecue from Tops Barbecue in Memphis. She recommends the No.1 sandwich with cold slaw.
What is her job?
Given what we know, thus far, about Haley it appears that she is merely another addition to Jindal’s presidential campaign staff paid for by the taxpayers of Louisiana.
As she travels the country promoting Jindal for president perhaps some of the out-of-state media will make some inquires. It’s clear she is not going to communicate with the mullets in Louisiana.
If anyone knows anything more about Haley, please let me know. Sources will not be revealed.
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