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Vincent Sheheen Camp Livid Over Leak Of Nikki Haley “Whore” Story

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DEMOCRATS LOOK FOR SOMEONE TO BLAME IN WAKE OF GAFFE

By FITSNEWS || S.C. Senator Vincent Sheheen‘s 2014 campaign for governor of South Carolina has been one misstep after another … culminating with an ill-conceived (albeit accurate) Freudian slip last week in which he referred to incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley as a “whore.”

Yeah … that happened.

The Sheheen gaffe – which went unreported by the local mainstream media – quickly went viral.  Republicans denounced the comment as well as Sheheen’s extended laughter in the wake of the slip, while most Democrats defended it as an honest mistake.

Of course one Democratic candidate for the S.C. House – Vida Miller – called on Sheheen to apologize for the remark.

“I’ve known Vincent Sheheen for many years and have always considered him a friend, but this was simply unacceptable,” Miller said in a statement.  “There’s nothing funny about calling our governor, or any other woman, a whore. I don’t know if his comments were accidental or intentional, but either way, Senator Sheheen owes an apology to Governor Haley, her family, and the people of South Carolina — and he should make that apology without further delay.”

Frustrated Democrats are pinning the blame for the story on one of their own former operatives – John Osborne.

According to several Democratic operatives, Osborne – now working with “Republican” campaigns – is the operative who sent the clip of Sheheen’s gaffe to several national media outlets.

Wait … hold up …

A candidate for statewide office (inadvertently?) calls his female opponent a whore and then laughs about it … and someone else is to blame for it becoming a “thing?”

We don’t know whether Osborne had a role in pushing the story out to a broader audience.  He’s reportedly been involved in several “black ops” on behalf of various candidates or interests during the current election cycle – so it’s entirely possible.

But that’s beside the point …

The only person Vincent Sheheen has to blame for this gaffe is … Vincent Sheheen.  In fact we’re inclined to believe this wasn’t really a Freudian slip, but rather a clumsy attempt on the part of the Sheheen campaign to inject a discussion of Haley’s various, um, “extracurriculars” into the pre-election narrative.

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