Women of the Year 2012

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Nikki Haley

Aug. 28, 2012 - Tampa, FL, USA - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks at the second day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, Tuesday, August 28, 2012. (Credit Image: © Harry E. Walker/Mct/MCT/ZUMAPRESS.com)

"As the first woman and first person of Indian descent elected governor of South Carolina, Haley stepped into the national spotlight during a prime-time slot at the Republican National Convention main stage this year. Most recently, she's show her humorous side when talk show host Stephen Colbert called on Haley to appoint him to replace resigning Senator Jim DeMint. Referring to her past appearance on his show for a "South Carolina Palmetto-off," the governor tripped up Colbert on trivia. 'Thank you for your interest in South Carolina's U.S. Senate seat and for the thousands of tweets you and your fans sent me. But you forget one thing, my friend. You didn't know our state drink. Big, big mistake.'" -Erica Holloway, Contributing Editor

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