That was an unfortunate picture of Nikki today

I’m talking about the one in the paper today.

Made her face look fat. Don’t you think? Nikki does NOT look like that.

In fact, if anything, she’s too skinny. She looks great in photos because the camera adds 10 pounds, and she could use 10 pounds. In person, I always worry about her; she just looks too thin.

But this camera must have been turned up to 30 pounds. This is not our Nikki.

Just wanted to let y’all know, I will stick up for Nikki when the situation calls for it — I mean, she’s a lady and all — even though the idea of her being governor appalls me.

17 thoughts on “That was an unfortunate picture of Nikki today

  1. Susan

    Good grief.

    That’s all I’ve got. I’m just shaking my head at this kind of blog post.

  2. Brad

    Ain’t they sweet?

    Burl, are they trying to do the “shaka” sign, except that, being Republicans, it just doesn’t work for them?

  3. Phillip

    Here’s what caught my eye in the State’s piece:

    Repugs always go on and on about how if you get government out of certain areas, private charity will pick up the slack (Sanford’s veto “explanations” repeated that ad nauseum).

    Well, Ms. Haley and hubby made $200,000 last year and gave a whopping $971 to charity. That’s 0.5% if my math is right. Some example being set there, eh?

  4. Burl Burlingame

    I think that’s all of them, too. Not a shaka. I think they’re trying to symbolize a double “victory” of some sort. (Yay! None of us were indicted this session!”) The slick dude with the ‘stache is our lieutenant governor, running for governor this year, on the platform of making Christianity the “state religion.”

  5. Maude Lebowski

    I agree Anne. An entire blog entry dedicated to weight and appearance – that’s the truly unfortunate thing here.

  6. Kathryn Fenner

    She’s pulled her chin back while smiling, which makes a double chin. They tell you to push your face slightly forward, as if you were sliding your chin across a shelf, to avoid this–and look natural, of course.

    But who cares, really?

  7. Herb Brasher

    The problem is that way too many people care way too much, and our whole culture is built on outward appearance. So much so that real content,and real issues, are not even discussed superficially, let alone deeper.

    And I’ve been told on this blog that I’m way too conservative about pictures of the female gender. I sense that it does matter. Somehow, at some level, without blundering into burqamania, it matters.

    Which may be why, to engage Doug Ross’s question awhile back, it matters whether there is advertising on ETV. There has to be a place where we can escape the sexualizing and dumbing-down of our culture. Some place where truth, and reality, matter. Somehow.

  8. Kathryn Fenner

    I don’t recall your being too conservative about female depictions, HB.

    @Herbie–read Cindi Scoppe’s piece in today’s The State. She is, too.

  9. Doug Ross


    “Some place where truth, and reality, matter. Somehow.”

    Whose truth and reality? Yours or mine?

    The dumbing-down of culture is a case of demand, not supply.

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