Earlier today, I passed on a headline on the WIS site that said, “SC Gov Haley says she regrets ‘little girl’ remark.”
WIS later took down that headline because they realized what I did when I read their story. There was nothing supporting the implication of the headline, which was that the governor had apologized.
Later in the day, Gina Smith over at The State explained what had actually happened. Here’s the operative paragraph:
“The story painted a grossly inaccurate picture and was unprofessionally done,” Haley said in a statement. “But my ‘little girl’ comment was inappropriate and I regret that. Everyone can have a bad day. I’ll forgive her bad story, if she’ll forgive my poor choice of words.”
Yep. In her expression of “regret,” she went further in trying to insult the reporter.
That’s our governor. If she does something she shouldn’t obviously it’s someone else’s fault.
The problem is that this kind of hubris is endemic in politics. Sometimes I can see why people like Doug want term limits. But that’s the wrong answer to this problem. We as voters have to be alert at the polls. That’s the best way to stop the loonies.
She’s a peach, ain’t she?
Sic Willie, says she treated her staff to a retreat supposedly on govt funded time with partial taxpayer expense at Kiawah Island recently. The Post & Courier is purportedly to publish the story this weekend.
According to FITS “The purported organizer of the Kiawah trip was local real estate magnate Pat McKinney – a major Haley campaign contributor whose future son-in-law is one of the youthful and inexperienced Haley staffers currently drawing big bucks from the taxpayers.” Looking forward to the story. It must have been her contributors fault for arranging it.
How insulting. She could have taken the high road here and chose not to.
And how sad.
She doesn’t know how to take the high road. One loook at her Facebook page shows that.
Ms. Haley is someone that holds petty grudges and keeps scorecards – sort of pathetic.
Obama’s team set the tone for the road now being taken by tea party conservatives. It has not been a high road, and the days of wimpy conservatisms not fighting fire with fire are gone.
FITSNEWS? After their futile attempt to smear Haley during her campaign backfired, why is this smut purveyor read by thinking South Carolinians?
Conservatives got what Haley intended by “Little girl”, and it (mentally immature) is certainly not profane like what lib media celebs have unrelentingly called tea party folk.
Does this pattern sound familiar? It all seems very Palinesque to me, the thin skin, the snarky comments about anyone who dares to even question you, the very resistance to the idea that an elected official should be accountable to the public through a free press?
Nikki was so successful at manipulating the people at The State over one of their single issue issues, transparent voting, for so long, she is having a hard time grasping that it is not the responsibility of the press to be “positive” about what she does, it’s just to report facts.
Do we really have to put up with her for another three years and three months? I mean, she’s been an unmitigated disaster pretty much from day one and shows no signs of learning from her mistakes.
This is like a nightmare that never ends. Just when you think you’ve woken up, something else awful happens.
Juan, do you understand the real political world? As for as Sic Willie, tell me where he’s been wrong so far. She will not release her public hard drives relative to public emails which he contends relate to the purported affair. He knows the dynamics and understands the dark under belly of the Repub world in SC because he’s been a part of it. The Lancaster affair was reported by him and picked up by WISTV.
You been drinking the TEA?
We are on a roll. Eight years of Sanfraud. Now, Nikki Haley, High School Governor. Make sure you keep plenty of Tums and Pepto Bismol handy.
SC Guv’not Nikki Haley is as arrogant as Rush Limburger: “I’m right! And you’re wrong!”
Renee Dudley of the Post and Courier did not write a “bad story”. She only reported on SC Guv’not Nikki Haley’s recent trip to Paris.
South Carolina needs reporters digging in behind SC Guv’not Nikki Haley because she is not honoring her commitment to South Carolina citizens about her primary issue:
Wow, Phillip–you beat me to the draw. Totes Palin–it was “gotcha journalism” that got her, too! I mean, how dare Katie Couric ask her what she read? How dare a journalist question the Governor?
Philip – “elected official should be accountable to the public through a free press” – Absolutely!
Remember the parties Gov. Hodges (I had voted for him) gave the last two weeks he was in office? How did SC taxpayers benefit from such caviar affairs for which the tab exceeded by $20,000 what Haley’s legitimate European business recruiting trip cost???
Anyone with significant corporate business background is familiar with the importance of the paris Air Show. One SC company alone sends several execs every year to promote sales, and from what they tell me aerospace business has moved to SC because of this. Results almost never happened within the first 18 months, however.
Our fourth estate has long been overrated, so accountability is the right thought, but the weilder was either grossly incompetent in business matters, or too partisan to care.
j – I’m neither a Republican nor tea party type. I am an independent. There are more and more of us.
Cotton Boll – You may well have to put up with Haley for another term.
I am a Conservative person and I understood Haley’s remark to be classless and 4th grade like. (I would have said “5th grade like” but my 5th grader doesn’t like being called little boy either).
“Jane, you ignorant slut”