On the last post, a reader called my attention to the video of the exchange, such as it was, between Nikki Haley and Gina Smith.
You really should watch it. It’s very short.
Our governor begins the Q and A by saying, “And we will now answer any questions you may have.”
The first question is from Gina. It’s rather involved. It takes about 13 seconds to ask it. The governor waits impassively until the end, and — almost, but not quite, before Gina gets her last word out, then says, “Gina, I’m not going to answer any of your questions. Anybody else?”
The first word that always pops into my head at these moments is “unprofessional.” But then it occurs to me that to folks who vote for people like Nikki Haley, “professional” is a bad thing. It smacks of being “a career politician,” and God forbid we should have people in positions of responsibility in government who know what they are doing! In choosing Nikki, they went deliberately for unprofessional, and that’s what they got.
So I fall back on “immature,” which works nearly as well.