Back from a long weekend. Always nice to return to multiple emails from blog posters complaining about each other (Seriously guys, just try ignoring the people you don't like).
Couple of stories from the past few days caught my eye off the bat. First, any reaction to the story about Alan Clemmons and the racial email? Perhaps a tempest in a teapot as it's somewhat understandable for a politician to act nice to any constituent, especially when they're agreeing with you. But still, a regrettable lapse of judgment and taste on Clemmons part, in my opinion.
Second, it seems that after being fairly low-key about her female, minority status during her campaign, Gov. Nikki Haley is now embracing it and stepping into a key role in encouraging more minority voters to lean GOP. Strange turnaround? Or merely an understandable change in tone based on venue? It makes sense that she may want to play that down during a campaign, as it might not help in South Carolina and she'd rather be elected on her merits than her gender or race. But it's also something to be celebrated after the fact. So is this actually that surprising? Perhaps not.