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Politics / Hotline On Call

How To Win April Fool's Day

April 1, 2011

How to prank a political reporter: craft a press release with the words "Iowa" and "New Hampshire." Throw in the name of a prominent Republican governor. Finally, sprinkle in "movement" and "town hall."

The office of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) nails all three in an impressive April Fools' Day press release.

"Governor Nikki Haley today announced two additional stops on 'The Movement' town hall tour: Pipac Centre Restaurant in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Thursday, April 7, and The Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Friday, April 8," the statement reads.

Only if you read to the very bottom of the release do you see:

"Note: Happy April Fool's Day. Hope you didn't tweet it. Have a nice weekend!"

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