I find it troubling that The State, advocating good government for South Carolina, endorses Vincent Sheheen for governor. I read the article of Oct. 24 concerning his supposed gaffe, when he said he would escort “whore out the door.”
Thinking that this must be some overblown report of a political zealot, I watched the video to see for myself. Sen. Sheheen not only said it, but smirked and smiled a few moments after “correcting” himself; he points to the crowd in a knowing way and says “think about it ya’ll” to the cheers of a derisive crowd. There was no question in my mind that this all seemed deliberate.
Unfortunately, Gov. Nikki Haley has had to routinely endure this sort of backward behavior for at least three elections now, previously disparaging her ethnicity and making unproven allegations about her marital fidelity, in order to try to gain a political advantage.
If South Carolina is to truly move forward, we must elect grown-ups to work on our behalf. I will vote accordingly.