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Vincent Sheheen: “Garbled Words” Caused Nikki Haley “Whore” Comment

DEMOCRAT ADDRESSES CONTROVERSIAL REMARK … POORLY  By FITSNEWS || S.C. Senator Vincent Sheheen – the Democratic nominee for governor of South Carolina – told a Charleston, S.C. radio host he did not call “Republican” incumbent Nikki Haley a whore, but rather “garbled his words” at a recent campaign event. “You…

DEMOCRAT ADDRESSES CONTROVERSIAL REMARK … POORLY 

By FITSNEWS || S.C. Senator Vincent Sheheen – the Democratic nominee for governor of South Carolina – told a Charleston, S.C. radio host he did not call “Republican” incumbent Nikki Haley a whore, but rather “garbled his words” at a recent campaign event.

“You had what I might call a Freudian slip,” radio host Bryan Crabtree observed in welcoming Sheheen to his show on WQSC-AM radio on Monday morning.

Um … ya think?

“People are saying you called the governor a whore … was that what you intended when you were speaking?” Crabtree asked Sheheen.

“Listen, sometimes when you’re speaking five to ten times a day, your words get a little bit garbled,” Sheheen answered. “Uh. When they get garbled, and it does happen to me – I go back and say exactly what I meant, and you heard in that clip that I meant ‘her’ – h.e.r.”

“You did correct yourself pretty quickly,” Crabtree observed.

“Yeah. And you know, listen. My mom’s around, I can promise you I don’t use that word, the word that you people are claiming that I used,” Sheheen added. “I don’t use it in private, I don’t use it in public — but if anybody heard wrong, and certainly my words were garbled, then you know I apologize. Because I don’t want to send that message to anybody.”

(Listen to the exchange HERE).

Wow …

So it’s “you people” and “garbled words” and bad hearing on the part of his listeners?

Sheesh …

Sheheen’s slip (and the extended laughter from the candidate that followed it) went totally unreported by the state’s mainstream media.  It was picked up by a handful of national outlets, though, ostensibly due to the enterprising work of one political operative.

Now it’s turning into a process story about how Democratic candidates can say pretty much anything they want and get away with it …

“The press’s willingness to ignore Sheheen’s slur is inexcusable — and all too typical,” the website Newsbusters noted.

We agree …

Of all people we’re not disputing the accuracy of Sheheen’s comment … just its efficacy.  Of course he hasn’t made a right move this entire campaign.

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84 comments

Mark San October 27, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Everyone knows Fits is supporting Haley they hope to get back in her good graces. Lol ;) Haley is going to destroy this state if given another four years. Sleep well sheeple.

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Smirks October 27, 2014 at 4:21 pm

What scares me isn’t four more years of Haley, it’s what comes after Haley. Each governor we’ve had has been worse than the last one for quite a while. Where’s the bottom of the barrel?

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The Colonel October 27, 2014 at 4:24 pm

I’d make the case that Beasley was slightly better than Reilly but I’d agree that the trend has clearly been downward

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Diogenes October 27, 2014 at 4:46 pm

That would be Riley, as is in Richard. And could you give an example or two of why you think Beasley was a better governor?

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The Colonel October 27, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Damn spell check!

Sure I’ll be happy too:

David “4 minute mile” Beasley
The Flag
Video Poker
GDP grew all four years
Other than that he minded his own business – SC government in general shrank during his tenure

“DICK” Riley – “the Edumicashun goobernor”
Allowed the creation of the South Carolina’s Nuclear Advisory Council – the beginning of the shipment of other people’s nuclear waste to our fair state
Education Improvement Act – which resulted in an increase in taxes but no corresponding increase in educational achievement – in fact, the “Corridor of Shame was completely left behind

Despite his “focus on education” in eight years he managed to raise our spending on schools from 49th to 41st but had nothing to show for it but a bunch of bureaucracy – much of the mess we have now in education can be dropped in his lap

Tom October 28, 2014 at 2:01 pm

As I recall video poker was going strong when Beasley left office. That said, I think its funny the members of the party of “kill public education” and “small government” would be bitching that public education was not improved enough and vice crimes.

Riley, left office in 1987. The Republican Party has been in charge of this state for almost two decades. So you had to reach back almost 30 years to find someone to blame for the mess the Republican party has made of education, in this state.

The Colonel October 28, 2014 at 9:07 pm

Yeah, for eighty of the last hundred years Democrats have controlled the state and putt failed education system is all the fault of the Republicans? Wanna know where “minimally adequate” came from? Democratically appointed judge Thomas Cooper. Wanna guess who was in the gubernor’s office when that “doctrine” was handed down – yes, you guessed it DICK Riley.

Adam Hovey October 27, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Not sure what she’s done wrong

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FedUp October 28, 2014 at 9:19 am

Awake much?!?

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Trey October 27, 2014 at 2:51 pm

It’s not the fact that he said “whore” – because I do believe that it was garbled and he meant to say “her out the door”….it’s the reaction he had to the crowd after where he played into his mistake, and had fun with what had just happened.

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Former Haley Suporter October 27, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Exactly, have done it myself!
But, if the rumors are correct…………………….

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The Colonel October 27, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Rumors?

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Elfego October 27, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Are you talking about someone in your family?

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guest October 27, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Yep.Democrats are frauds and liars.Without the videotape he would have gotten away with it.

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Smirks October 27, 2014 at 4:18 pm

But not good ol’ Nikki “Moneybags” Haley, amirite?

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HD October 27, 2014 at 2:51 pm

I believe him. I also think that his and the crowd’s amusement at the slip is what has allowed this to linger. Had he not chuckled and had he controlled the crowd at the time, it wouldn’t be an issue. As it is, it’s a pretty stupid thing to be talking about.

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Squishy123 October 27, 2014 at 3:03 pm

You could automatically tell that’s not the word that he meant to say, but it doesn’t make him any less of a douche.

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Buz Martin October 27, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Exactly.

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Buz Martin October 27, 2014 at 8:21 pm

He laughed about it. Extremely bad form. He’s a douche.

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Edgar October 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Liar.

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guest October 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Doesn’t matter.NEW poll released by CBS/New York Times TODAY has Haley @ 50% and Sheheen @ 33%.

Haley will win by 10%-12% and Sheheen will be lucky to get to 40%.

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Sandi is a hooker October 27, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Sandi the whore..

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guest October 27, 2014 at 5:27 pm

I have never paid $5,000,000 looking for love because I apparently can’t find it at home. :-)

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idcydm October 27, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Would they be garbled if he were a Republican, don’t think so.

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SCBlueWoman October 27, 2014 at 3:27 pm

No, the republican would have been proud of calling a woman a whore.

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idcydm October 27, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Are you saying this Democrat wasn’t proud, he yucked it up right along with his Democrat constituents.

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Merle Dixon October 27, 2014 at 3:48 pm

You don’t think he was proud? He was laughing at himself like a 12 year old that just called his history teacher a name under his breath? He’s just another moron running for office.

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Smirks October 27, 2014 at 4:23 pm

*cough*Rush Limbaugh*cough*

To be fair, though, I wouldn’t apply this to most Republicans, just the ones that don’t have souls.

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The Colonel October 27, 2014 at 4:40 pm

So all red haired Republicans then?

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Smirks October 27, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Would they be garbled if he were a Republican, don’t think so.

Here’s an answer to your question:

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/rick-santorum-to-john-king-i-didnt-say-black-people-i-said-blah-people/

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idcydm October 27, 2014 at 4:30 pm

From mediaite…”NAACP president Ben Jealous called Santorum’s alleged
remark (with the understanding he said “black people” not “blah people”)
“outrageous.”…

Will mediaite pick up Sheheen’s alleged remark and run a statement from NOW, don’t think so.

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Doesn't ring a bell October 27, 2014 at 3:25 pm

She who?

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Just another guy October 27, 2014 at 3:34 pm

How does this effect the war on woman.

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The Grammarian October 27, 2014 at 3:59 pm

You’ve just set a FITSNews record for number of grammatical errors per word, a truly impressive feat given the poor quality of most posts. First, you mean “affect,” not “effect.” Second, since you are referring to a specific initiative, you need appropriate capitalization (e.g., War on Women). Third, you mean the plural “women,” not the singular “woman.” Three errors in only eight words. Congratulations!

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The Colonel October 27, 2014 at 4:39 pm

No, he meant the war on a woman – the woman in question being the whore er, uhm, gubernor…

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Bible Thumper October 27, 2014 at 8:06 pm

Your is knot write.

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Tazmaniac October 27, 2014 at 3:36 pm

This is what I was talking about earlier, this guy couldn’t win, place, or show in a testosterone contest against a Girl Scout Troop. He would start crying if he didn’t get a “Participant” ribbon and he is supposed to be the top executive of SC?

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9" October 27, 2014 at 3:44 pm

From what I’ve heard,she does all the garbling and gobbling.

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guest October 27, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Did your deceased homo lover tell you that before as you say, he took his own life?
You told the story-I am just asking.

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9" October 27, 2014 at 5:59 pm

That was a ‘straight’ man/friend who committed suicide..My partner,or what the fuck you wanna call him,died in 2008.It was a stroke.Most of my friends are straight.

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Politicians are humorous October 27, 2014 at 3:57 pm

lol….that girl in the background looks like she’s ready to cry. Did someone kill her puppy or something?

Or was the pain of her employer being inadvertently & truthfully called out by the King of all Douches too much for her to handle? $10 says either way she’s on the rag.

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Jackie Chiles October 27, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Why does this warrant like 15 stories? It was obviously a goof up.

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Smirks October 27, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Something has to pump excitement into a political race with an expected outcome, I suppose.

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Jackie Chiles October 27, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Good point.

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Scooter October 27, 2014 at 7:01 pm

This guy if a regular goof up.

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guest October 27, 2014 at 7:56 pm

The story has gone viral and was just reported “On The Record” by Greta on Fox. Greta showed a “clip” with Sheheen saying whore and then laughing with the crowd.Laura Ingram was her guest and Sheheen is cooked.

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Buz Martin October 27, 2014 at 8:24 pm

He was already gonna lose. Now he’s gonna go down in flames.

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Jackie Chiles October 28, 2014 at 9:03 am

He was cooked before this. Still, laughing about it is kind of funny to me.

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Peter O. October 27, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Personally, the slip-up wasn’t the issue for me. Obviously he didn’t mean to say it.
It was after that, when he joked “Hey, you gotta tell the truth!”
Maybe I’m just a paranoid conservative, but I cannot imagine that a Republican would have gotten off scot-free for saying that about, say Kirsten Gillibrand or Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

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Jackie Chiles October 28, 2014 at 9:04 am

Of course a R wouldn’t have gotten off, but I don’t think Republicans need to emulate moronic behavior of Democrats by turning every slip of the tongue into a civil rights violation.

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The Colonel October 27, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Wow – and this is the guy some of you think would make a good governor – can’t even own a mistake.

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale
A tale of a fateful slip
That started on a Florence stage
and proved he was a dip

The (candi-) date was a mighty campaigning man
his followers did adore
Five Democrats were there that day
When he called the governor a whore

Escort the whore out the door…

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willblogformoney October 27, 2014 at 4:20 pm

That was very good

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The Colonel October 27, 2014 at 5:57 pm

I’ve been meaning to ask, shouldn’t blog be plural- or maybe you’re not talking about Will?!?

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Soft Sigh from Hell October 27, 2014 at 7:55 pm

I read it as being like the signs held by the down-at-luck: “Will ___ for Money” with the blank of various sorts and kinds.

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The Colonel October 27, 2014 at 8:05 pm

Could be…

beautiful colonel! October 27, 2014 at 10:04 pm

The polling started getting rough
The old campaign plan tossed

But for the unforced c-flag presser error
The election wouldnt be lost,

The dip lost ground on the whore that day,
In SC insane asylum,

He Gilligan,
He voted for Toal wirh Harrell too,
He wishes the Millionare Darla Moore, was his wife,

Ravanel the (faux) movie star,
His baby mommy’s hair dresser and Part Time Templeton,
HERE IN THE SC POLITICAL ASSSSSSSYLUM!!!!

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The Colonel October 27, 2014 at 10:57 pm

Bravo +100!

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SC Political Digest October 27, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Nice try FITS. But he doubled down after he said it. Evidently it’s not playing well in the polls…so now you are crapping all over yourselves, trying to squirm out of it.

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Native Ink October 27, 2014 at 5:11 pm

What a ridiculous faux-scandal. He is campaigning all day, speaking not stop, and he garbles a word. Big deal.

If Haley didn’t have a reputation for screwing around, no one would have even noticed.

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Kochs own Haley October 27, 2014 at 5:16 pm

I just google “Corporate Whore”. Haley is listed …Check…

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Mike October 27, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Bwahahaha………:)

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guest October 27, 2014 at 5:43 pm

ISIS, Planned Parenthood, Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender organization and union mob bosses own the Democrat Party.

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Soft Sigh from Hell October 27, 2014 at 7:57 pm

NAMBLA and StormFront swing GOP.

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Bible Thumper October 27, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Liberals are always telling us to be more inclusive.

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lulz October 27, 2014 at 10:27 pm

I don’t know what’s funnier, your response or the fact you didn’t deny it.

Bible Thumper October 27, 2014 at 10:34 pm

You can even be a straight white Christian male as long as you are apologetic.

Davy October 27, 2014 at 8:17 pm

And you Sandi….haha

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Elfego October 27, 2014 at 5:35 pm

A Lawyer garbled words. Typical Democrat.

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Elfego October 27, 2014 at 5:38 pm

I remember a few years back two Democrat leaders were flying on a plane and talking about God being on their side. Then at the 2012 DNC Convention the name of God was booed!

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Mik October 27, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Has Haley ever denied being a whore?

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Bible Thumper October 27, 2014 at 7:50 pm

The accusation doesn’t make the news, but a denial is headline news.

( This story may or may not be true, but legend has it that during one of Lyndon Johnson’s congressional campaigns he decided to spread a rumor that his opponent was a pig-fucker. LBJ’s campaign manager said, “Lyndon, you know he doesn’t do that!” Johnson replied, “I know. I just want to make him deny it.” )

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shifty henry October 27, 2014 at 9:47 pm

As given to me, the story goes that around 1915 in the heat of a debate Congressman Johnson of Indiana called an Illinois representative a jackass. The expression was unparliamentary, and in retraction Johnson said: “While I withdraw the unfortunate word, Mr. Speaker, I must insist that the gentleman from Illinois is out of order.”

“How am I out of order?” yelled the man from Illinois.

“Probably a veterinary surgeon could tell you,” answered Johnson, and that was parliamentary enough to stay on the record.

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Bible Thumper October 27, 2014 at 7:29 pm Reply
shifty henry October 27, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Interesting article – I saved it to read again later and give it more thought….

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Lois Rhodes October 27, 2014 at 7:43 pm

I believe he did say it on purpose; he was smirking and laughing too much! What kind of gentleman does that?? He needs to stop up and take responsibility for what he obviously planned, and apologize to that Lady, the Governor of South Carolina. Sooo really shady Vincent!

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Bible Thumper October 27, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Hey ageing “trophy wife”. Future “cougar”?

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larry October 28, 2014 at 5:08 am

O’ my goodness you calling him a Gentleman that is great! for Vincent has been called everything in here maybe he needs to do it more, for the Lady are you talking about Haley for you must not have read the comments in here about her for a lot in here has already call her that and more .

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TontoBubbaGoldstein October 27, 2014 at 9:22 pm

After his Beavis and Butthead giggling fit, TBG fully expected Sheheen to pull off a Wayne Campbell “What-a-slut!” fake sneeze.

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shifty henry October 27, 2014 at 9:55 pm

What he did was to use a little technique that lawyers will use in court. They will turn to the spectators and make some snide remark, usually when the opposing lawyer and/or the judge seem to be distracted momentarily. If challenged he will spin around, ignoring the challenge, and continue on with something else, having had his moment of sport. I’ve witnessed Donnie Myers do this.

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I know nothing October 27, 2014 at 10:30 pm

A simple eye roll can be devastating if done properly.

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Bryan Wqsc Crabtree October 28, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Gotta be honest. Sheheen is not someone I liked at all a year ago. He’s been on my show four times, but each time he answers questions consistently. On the other hand, we have a Governor who won’t come on ANY talk radio stations and won’t answer any questions about the many failures in her cabinet. I’m not sure who to vote for, personally, but it won’t be Haley.

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yankeegirl13 October 28, 2014 at 8:31 pm

He slipped up and said a “bad” word, and laughed about it. I, a woman, would have laughed about it, too, because it was **funny.** The mistake was funny. Lighten up.

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Phellen Jimmy October 29, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Let’s see, he just got done talking about how he believes she’s been taking money wrongfully, he then starts speaking in a rhythmic tone, there’s a slight pause on the word “whore”…just before saying the next phrase which just happens to rhyme “out the door”, Then after saying it again with the word “her” instead, he pauses again and waits for the laugh from the crowd, and points, smiles, and laughs to someone who eventually got what he meant.

Think about it, In context of what he said before, it’s very purposeful. Also he says it like a slogan…Try saying “Escort her, out the door” and slowly as he did, its not easy to mess up unless your really trying.

“Accident” or not? you decide.

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Lois Rhodes October 30, 2014 at 8:05 pm

No Thumper, don’t know how you got there!!! I’m a 68 year old woman with a 42 year very happy marriage. I know BS when I hear and see it, and this guy thought he was being cute!!! I live in WA State and I don’t know how well the lady does her job. However, my understanding is that she is the Governor of South Carolina, not a whore. Soooo really ungentlemanly and soooo shady!!!!! Keep reading that bible Hon! You’ll find that there is no passage in the bible that says it’s OK to call a woman a whore!!

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