Like this juice on Nikki Haley, for example:
She campaigned for governor on a "small government" platform. She took office swearing the state was at budgetary risk. South Carolina couldn't afford to provide many services, she said, indicating cuts to Medicaid and public education were necessary. She then continued a layoff of state employees that began under the last governor's term, bringing the total to 1,766 jobs cut within the last year.
And then Columbia's Channel 10, after more than one Freedom of Information Act request, got records proving Haley is paying her own top advisers $247,101 more than previous governor Mark Sanford paid his staff. (Read more about it at the WIS-TV website.)
The highest pay of $125,000 goes to Tim Pearson, who ran Haley's campaign last year.
Just like state Rep. Harry Ott told WIS reporter Jody Barr, "we give $125,000 job to somebody who works on our campaign and at the same time, we cut services to handicapped children."
WIS-TV got the same dirt on treasurer Curtis Loftis, who added who new staff jobs for a payroll increase of $143,553, and with one of those jobs going to the father of Loftis' business partner.
(While some of this information about Haley was suspected and previously reported in general terms, WIS-TV gets the credit for scooping up the exact details, and for finding out the info on Loftis, too.)