Ann Romney Attacks Democrat For Slip-Of-The-Tongue; Calls Nikki Haley A ‘Girl’
[su_right_ad]Vincent Sheheen, the Democrat running against South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, made verbal faux pas, saying “whore” when he meant to say “her”, and Anne Romney doesn’t want voters to forget it.
“When I first heard about it, it hit me right in my gut,” Romney said in a Monday phone interview with CNN. “My nerve endings went haywire. It’s so upsetting when you know someone can say something like that about a woman, and not have any kind of reaction. It’s so unacceptable. Nikki is a great girl and has been a great governor.”
The Democrat, Vincent Sheheen, made the comment at a campaign event late last week in Florence. In the midst of attacking Haley’s education record, Sheheen stumbled over his words and told the crowd, “We are going to escort whore out the door.”
The slip-of-the-tongue was clearly accidental, and Sheheen immediately corrected himself, saying, “We’re going to escort her out the door.” But when some in the audience picked up on the verbal faux pas and started applauding, Sheheen grinned and laughed along with people in the crowd. Video of the event went viral.
Sheheen apologized for the moment in a radio interview on Monday. “But if anybody heard, and certainly my words were garbled … I apologize because I don’t want to send that message to anybody,” he said, according to The State newspaper…
Romney said the incident is discouraging to women who want to be in the political arena. Haley, she noted, weathered attacks on her personal life and her Indian-American heritage in past campaigns.
“We need to make sure we have a safe place so that other women can feel like they can do this and these kinds of things aren’t going to happen to them,” Romney said. “You get so sick of saying there is bias out there, but if a Republican had said this, it would be blowing up in their face like nobody’s business. Where is EMILY’s List? Where is N.O.W.? Where are they?”
Or maybe there are saner heads on the left who wouldn’t make such a big deal about an obviously innocent slip-up. It seems like, rather than enjoying the audience reaction, he was nervously laughing at his own mistake, Oh, and should the Governor of South Carolina be called a “girl”?