#Breaking Ryan/McConnell tap SC Gov Nikki Haley to deliver GOP response to Obama's State of the Union speech next week.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 5, 2016
Proposed Locations for Haley SOTU Rebuttal $3.6 million Confederate Relic Room Lizard's Thicket on Elmwood Avenue John Edwards Boyhood Home
— Wyeth Ruthven (@wyethwire) January 5, 2016
I guess Joni Ernst’ breadbags story didn’t hurt her with Iowa voters last year, so Reince ‘RNC PR BS’ Priebus decided to give another token woman a chance.
Here’s Jezebel‘s explanation of the ‘Relic Room’:
South Carolina could spend up to $3.6 million to house and display the Confederate flag that once flew in front of the statehouse. After a long deliberation, the state removed the flag in July after nine members of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal were murdered in a hate crime.
When the state finally decided to remove the flag from statehouse grounds, it did so with the compromise that it would be moved to State Museum’s Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum Commission; a move that seemed an easy enough response as state and federal lawmakers suggested that moving the flag to a museum was the natural compromise. But that compromise looks a bit more expensive than the rhetoric. The commission that governs the weirdly named Relic Room, a name overburdened with religious overtones, proposed a budget of $3.6 million to properly house the Confederate flag, $1.7 million less than their original proposal…
I think we can all parse the John Edwards reference, but I’m gonna have to leave “Lizard Thicket” references to those more familiar with South Carolina politics.