SC Gov. Nikki Haley took the high road when Donald Trump attacked her on Twitter.
It was probably a sound strategic move, knowing he would not know his way around there.
“Bless your heart,” Haley tweeted back when the GOP presidential leader sent this out: “The people of South Carolina are embarrassed by Nikki Haley!”
She could have embarrassed herself by calling him a pissant, or some other appropriate Southern put-down.
But “Bless your heart” is the high road because it is a put-down in disguise.
Down South, it would often be followed by a sweet little explanation. Such as:
“He can’t hep it. Dr. Brush dropped him when he was bawn.”
She might could have thrown a little elbow by saying, “So sweet of you to speak on South Carolina’s behalf, kudzu mouth.”
Here’s a Top 10 list of Southern responses to rude Yankees that Haley might have chosen:
- Delta is ready when you are.
- You ain’t so many you can’t be counted.
- Come back to see us, you hear?
- God don’t like ugly.
- Might could.
- Well hush my mouth.
- Do what?
- You eat with that mouth?
- You lie!