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SC Governor candidate Haley the victim of slurs on her and her religion by opponent…..Update….

And Daniel wanted to know why the Dog went with this story???

Someone here from South Carolina mentioned that things could get nasty down there….

Well…They nailed it!……

Her GOP rival unleashed a few descriptive words about her…and now he’s saying….’It was all in fun?’

What fun?

[ Nilkki Haley and Jake Knotts ]


Lexington state Sen. Jake Knotts called political rival and Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley a “raghead” on an Internet political talk show Thursday evening.

The term is a slur typically used against Arabs or other ethnic groups who wear turbans or headdresses. Haley, a state representative from Lexington, is the child of Indian immigrants.

“We already got one raghead in the White House,” Knotts said. “We don’t need another in the Governor’s Mansion.”

According to those present and watching the show, “Pub Politics,” Knotts also talked at length about Haley’s parents’ religion and her family. Haley was raised as a Sikh, but converted to Methodist and has said she attends both services. “Pub Politics” host Wesley Donehue said the video will be posted today.

Haley’s religion was raised as an issue during her first S.C. House run in 2004, when anonymous fliers claimed — inaccurately — that she was a Hindu. Haley won the race, unseating the House’s longest-serving lawmaker.

Haley is in a four-way contest for governor. Knotts is a longtime ally of Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, who is also running for governor. Wednesday, Bauer campaign consultant Larry Marchant said he had a one-time sexual encounter with Haley in 2008. Bauer asked Marchant to resign, but Haley accused Bauer of “fishing” the story to the press. The allegation was the second in as many weeks against Haley, who has maintained she has been faithful to her husband of 13 years.

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It seems that Knotts contiued on with the remarks after leaving the show……

Wesley Donehue, a political consultant who co-hosts “Pub Politics,” says he believes the comment may have been in jest, but it crossed a line.

“I guess it was made as a joke,” Donehue says. “He was talking about her religion and I think he took it a step too far.”

“Knotts always says what’s on his mind, so in that respect, he’s a very honest guy and whatever comes top of mind he always says it,” Donehue adds.

Donehue and the team behind “Pub Politics” originally said they would release the audio of the program, but now say they will not until at least after Tuesday’s primary election.

Knotts did issue an apology of sorts after his remarks. “I still believe Ms. Haley is pretending to be someone she is not, much as Obama did, but I do apologize to both for an unintended slur,” Knotts says.

However, the Free-Times, a Columbia newspaper, reports that Knotts went further in his comments after the show was over. The paper published an article claiming he repeated the use of the term “raghead,” and said that Haley was “programmed to run for governor of South Carolina by outside influences in foreign countries.”

A second source backs up the content of that report.

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13 Comments »

  1. Pretty hard words from Knotts. I don’t like them cause I’m a Christian.

    However I still think Haley falls short to win outright. It’ll likely come down to a Run-Off between Haley and McMaster which she will lose.

    Comment by Daniel G. | June 4, 2010 | Reply

    • Someone else said the same thing this afternoon…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 4, 2010 | Reply

  2. We never should make Religion an Issue in Politics.

    Comment by Daniel G. | June 4, 2010 | Reply

    • He did…And he did again afterwards also….

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 4, 2010 | Reply

  3. Jakie Knotts is a dumb redneck REPUBLICAN bigot

    And unfortunately very typical down here in SC

    Why do all these Republicans in SC “apologize” for saying what they REALLY think?

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 4, 2010 | Reply

  4. Cause everyone knows they ain’t sorry……

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 4, 2010 | Reply

  5. “Raghead” yeah not every loves earning Red Wings

    but someone has to do it

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 4, 2010 | Reply

  6. We never should make Religion an Issue in Politics.
    ——————

    THANK G_D I can count on you to sway the GOP nominee in 2012 to allow marriage for all

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 4, 2010 | Reply

  7. Daniel of NEW HOLLAND

    By the way when I had the AWESOME pleasure of seeing the candidates perform in Easley.

    The question directed to Nikki Haley was “How are you going to be sure this nation’s Judeo-Christian views are shown in government”

    then all the candidates AGREED they didnt support marriage for all and I knew I was HAPPY with MY CHOICE of Robert Ford

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 4, 2010 | Reply

  8. As we approach the sesquicentennial of South Carolina’s first-in-the-country declaration of secession (December 1860) and the firing on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor (April 1861), the Palmetto State (or should I say some of her leaders) once again leads the nation in reactionary backwardness.

    It’s not enough to confess your faith in Christianity, you apparently have to come from unimpeachably pure Christian ancestors, too. Are we going back to the 16th-Century Spanish Inquisition to hunt out those “New Christians” with Jewish or Moorish blood (marranos y moriscos)?

    From John C. Calhoun to Edmund Ruffin to Strom Thurmond to this…

    And I declare, Nullify the Nullificationists!

    Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | June 4, 2010 | Reply

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