We’ve already weighed in on S.C. governor Nikki Haley‘s big response to U.S. president Barack Obama‘s State of the Union address.
Our view? The governor’s address was highly offensive. Basically, she said anyone protesting the current bipartisan debacle in Washington, D.C. was one step removed from a white supremacist mass murderer. Of course the “Republican” establishment was enamored by Haley’s speech – giving it rave reviews and calling her “very, very presidential.”
Of course while ideologues like us were assessing the politics of the governor’s remarks, the rest of the country was looking at something else entirely … Haley’s teeth.
“Truthfully, she could have said anything tonight and it wouldn’t have made much of a difference,” Gawker’s Ashley Feinberg wrote in the aftermath of Haley’s remarks. “Because tonight, America only had eyes for Nikki Haley’s incredible, unmoving jaw.”
“If politics doesn’t work out, Haley has a long and illustrious career in ventriloquism ahead of her,” Feinberg added.
Feinberg’s article proceeded to post numerous tweets regarding Haley’s curious case of clenching.
Nikki Haley can't open her mouth any wider otherwise the little alien controlling her body will escape. #GOPresponse
— Jill Biden (@JillBidenVeep) January 13, 2016
Nikki Haley looks like she's being held at gun point while giving the Republican response to #SOTU. Eyes wide and teeth clenched.
— kathleen (@kathleenyano) January 13, 2016
real question: are nikki haley’s teeth glued together?
— joe mande (@JoeMande) January 13, 2016
Does Nikki Haley always talk with her teeth clenched? Was she a ventriloquist? #StateOfTheUnion
— Gerard Mulligan (@GerardMulligan1) January 13, 2016
Why won't Nikki Haley's teeth part? Is her jaw wired shut? Are her teeth a personal "wall to keep immigrants out?" pic.twitter.com/35ePLkQzOJ
— Emily Teachout (@emilyteachout) January 13, 2016