The Republican Governors Association has released an absolutely disgusting ad attacking Vincent Sheheen, the Democratic nominee running against South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, for the horrible crime of being a defense lawyer. That means he “protects criminals, not South Carolina.”
Just repulsive. Seriously, every person accused of a crime has the right to an attorney. It’s in that pesky constitution thingy that the Republicans always claim to revere so much but spend so much energy trying to undermine. Is it reasonable to make anyone who takes on that constitutionally-mandated role ineligible for public office in this manner? They should be ashamed of themselves and Gov. Haley should disavow the ad and ask the RGA to withdraw it. But they aren’t ashamed and she won’t do that.