South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley makes a strong case for her state still being the worse Carolina with this entry, in which she says that the state continuing to fly the Confederate battle flag on statehouse grounds is fine because none of the CEO's she's talked to have a problem with it.
“What I can tell you is over the last three and a half years, I spent a lot of my days on the phone with CEOs and recruiting jobs to this state,” the governor noted. “I can honestly say I have not had one conversation with a single CEO about the Confederate flag.”
And again, the Onion finds itself lapped. Screw what all you other people might think, the governor has talked with lots of CEO's—they are people too, you know, but better people, ones with nicer watches and private jets—and none of them think it's an issue. What the hell are the rest of you still going on about?
“But we really kind of fixed all that when you elected the first Indian-American female governor,” she insisted. “When we appointed the first African-American U.S. senator, that sent a huge message.”
There ya go, America. The South Carolina governor says we've fixed racism now by putting in an Indian American and an African American, so now the Confederate battle flag is once again fine and dandy and not at all controversial. So sayeth the guys at corporate.
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