Time mag to Nikki Haley: So, do you give Sikh taxi drivers bigger tips or what?

posted at 8:18 pm on April 5, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via GOP12, if you want to watch only the 13-second question and answer about cab drivers you can head over to Weasel Zippers, but I recommend skipping to about 4:45 here and letting it play from there instead. You can’t fully appreciate how out of left field this comment is without viewing it within the context of a standard boring political interview. Haley actually handles it amazingly well; I would have been dumbfounded. Note to Marion Barry: Good news — you’re guilty of only the second-worst stereotyping in American politics this Thursday.

You know who I bet would find this high-larious? Ahem.


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kurtzz3 on April 5, 2012 at 9:28 PM
Reposting so my message isn’t lost in my ham-fisted editing….

That reporter (?) doesn’t stereotype much does she!

Nikki laughed through gritted teeth. Good for her. Me? I would have put on my best overthetop Simpsons-Apu accent and done some quicki-mart joke. Follow that with a snide “You know, you surprise me. For a Limey, your teeth aren’t ALL rotten and crooked”.

kurtzz3 on April 5, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I know she couldn’t, but don’t you wish Nikki could have said:

“I understand a lot of the taxi drivers in new York are A-holes. Do you give them bigger tips?”

SwampYankee on April 5, 2012 at 9:37 PM

kurtzz3 on April 5, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Schweet!

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Why do Republicans give interviews to these nutballs? Just stop, please.

We keep feeding this syphilitic, rabies-drooling, insane liberal media beast. Why? Do we have a death wish ourselves?

Let the liberal media die, because not matter what arises in its stead, it will be better than what we have now.

slickwillie2001 on April 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Exactly the WRONG thing to do; but I understand your feelings.

No battle or war in human history has ever been won by retreating or at the so called “Peace Table”.

Meet these sloped fore-headed ninnies on the field, but fight them just like they do us…within reason.

Ridicule their “ideas” and their propaganda with the truth…show the so called “Moderates” what pompous twaddle they try to spoon-feed the Republic.

If we learned nothing else from Brietbart, we better learn that.

BlaxPac on April 5, 2012 at 9:17 PM

No, a boycott is in no way a surrender. Republicans need to only give interviews to fair media outlets, as few as there are. By supporting them, they will gain viewers and grow more powerful. More will arise if we give them a niche.

It’s very naive to hope that somehow you will be the one to finally convince a liberal journalist (or a troll) of the value of conservatism. These people are hardcore proggies, and as good as you might be, they won’t let that message get out.

Breitbart started his own media outlets because he knew the liberal media were unreachable.

slickwillie2001 on April 5, 2012 at 9:46 PM

slickwillie2001 on April 5, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Its just as important though to reach those that minds that we know are on the fence.

Not worried about changing the reporters: That in itself 90% of the time is a lost cause…but even if we can change the mind of a few, or at least show them we’re not afraid to meet them on their home ground, and still whip their as*.

BlaxPac on April 5, 2012 at 9:54 PM

If Ms. Haley was a lib, all the Lib rules would apply. But she’s only one of us, so the rules are different. Then its more important to display disdain.

Does anybody have an acronym for “greedy racist sexist homophobe redneck warmongering hick fascist hater”? (I probably left out a few.) It would sure speed up describing the standard liberal rant.

Because look how useful SCOAMF has been!

jodetoad on April 5, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Calm down, folks. Its not racist because she is a white Indian.

StubbleSpark on April 5, 2012 at 11:14 PM

The editor is just all sorts of weird.

Crusty on April 5, 2012 at 11:25 PM

What a fine sneer that interviewer has perfected!

disa on April 6, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Every statement can be interpreted to be racist one away or another.
I can even make the case of Romney saying Obama is “in over his head” a racist comment towards black people.

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Could you actually hear “nappy”?

I’m just curious because I’ve heard that liberals have hearing like bloodhounds have olfactories.

disa on April 6, 2012 at 12:16 AM

If this dim witted Brit were to ask Obama, “There are a lot of Black taxi drivers in NYC do you tip them more?”, what do you think his response would be? Here green card would be revoked and she would be on the evening flight to Heathrow. Why oh why do our people think they are going to get a fair interview? And to the person who said that it gets our message out to the libs. No it doesn’t. It just solidifies their opinion that we are stupid.

inspectorudy on April 6, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Amazing, just amazing.

Kudos to Haley; she’s strong stuff.

FerdtheMoonCat on April 6, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Next month, Newsweek asks Governor Jindal if he tips Indians at a convenience store.

V-rod on April 6, 2012 at 1:08 AM

One of the strange advantages of the media being entirely left wing loons, proud of their ignorance and so knowledgeable about other cultures, is that normal people can be entertained by these dimwits?
Does she tip white idiots more?

pat on April 6, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Another example of institutional racism from the left.

zoyclem on April 6, 2012 at 7:27 AM

Nikki skirted, almost said, but skirted the “you have already made up your mind”.
I wish all Republican candidates would understand that they can say “I understand your liberal views, can you step out of that mindset and be a journalist?”…or “You seem bent on asking all the questions from a liberal view point, do you have any other?”…”You seem very defensive regarding your liberal views, I thought I was being interviewed by a professional journalist”…any way just to show that the candidate understands, and they are not fooled by the “journalists” gotcha questions.
But Nikki is awesome, and the lib was nervous as seen by her head twitching…

right2bright on April 6, 2012 at 7:38 AM

Screw that. Your side started it, reap the whirlwind.

Ahem. I’m Black..and have been for quite a while now.

Obama is so in over his head, you can pull it into a knot and tie it with a big Red (commie) bow.

Is that racist enough for ya? :snort:

I think I just swooned.

mrsknightley on April 6, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Well done, Gov. Haley.

It’s hard to believe that was a seasoned TIME journalist. It sounded more like a reporter from PEOPLE magazine.

Pazman on April 6, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Time mag to Nikki Haley: So, do you give Sikh taxi drivers bigger tips or what?

Time mag to Nikki Haley, more:
1. Say, aren’t you supposed to have some kind of dot in the middle of your forehead?
2. Did you have that dot-thingee removed so you’d look ‘American’?
3. Have you signed a executive order as Governor making cows sacred in South Carolina?
4. What do you think of the Trevor Martin case?

olesparkie on April 6, 2012 at 9:45 AM

I had the displeasure of listening to an NPR with the Governor this morning.

Steve Inske asked the most inane, idiotic questions – all from the left of course.

Nothing substantive. All race obsessed, “diversity” jackassery, questions about how poorly the GOP does with Latinos and women.

Not one question anyone other than the media cares about.

Worst – interviewer – ever!

NoDonkey on April 6, 2012 at 9:52 AM

The condescension from that Time Editor, Belinda Luscombe, was some of the worst I’ve seen in some time. Watch the interview and listen to the way she says things (“women vote wives??”). Very Mean Girls. Very Leftist.

There’s something more going on here with the hostility toward Haley in that interview. It seemed almost personal on the part of the interviewer.

shannon76 on April 6, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Time mag to Nikki Haley, more:
1. Say, aren’t you supposed to have some kind of dot in the middle of your forehead?
2. Did you have that dot-thingee removed so you’d look ‘American’?
3. Have you signed a executive order as Governor making cows sacred in South Carolina?
4. What do you think of the Trevor Martin case?

olesparkie on April 6, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Hahah…More Belinda Luscombe questions –

1. So, 7/11 — do you own one? And what type of slurpees are you into?
2. Why don’t you wear a turban? Are you ashamed of your culture?
3. Jesus versus Shiva — Who wins?
4. Have you ever hooked up with Deepak Chopra?

shannon76 on April 6, 2012 at 11:03 AM

I’d like to see her interview Bloomberg.

“So Mr Mayor, I know we have a lot of Jewish lawyers in New York. Do you hire Jewish lawyers more than others?”

“So Mr Mayor, I know we have a lot of Jewish bankers in New York. Do you use Jewish bankers more than others?”

“So Mr Mayor, I know we have a lot of Jewish media executives in New York. Do you use Jewish media companies more than others?”

etc. etc.

zensunni on April 6, 2012 at 12:17 PM

The Times reporter is just another representative of a dying media…They are only caricatures of journalists now. In reality, they are propagandists. Dr. Goebbels would be so proud…

Nozzle on April 6, 2012 at 12:57 PM

It’s always nice to see an objective journalist without an agenda practicing her “art.”

deweyfromdetroit on April 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Just once I’d like a Republican (besides Newt Gingrich) to respond, “I do not accept the premise of your question.”

Colony14 on April 6, 2012 at 8:48 PM

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