Editorial Cartoonist Depicts Haley In Muslim Garb 7-21-2010
By FOX Carolina Staff COLUMBIA, S.C.An editorial cartoonist has published a cartoon depicting South Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley wearing a burqa, clothing typically worn by Muslim women. Robert Ariail posted the cartoon on his website Tuesday. The first frame reads, Nikki Haley: What She Promises. The picture shows Haley dressed as a beauty queen with the words, Miss Transparency on her sash. The second frame reads, What We Get. The illustration shows Haley dressed in a burqa. On his website, Ariail writes that he is contrasting Haleys campaign message of open-door government with her recent closed-door meetings and refusal to release e-mails. The cartoon is not an ethnic or racial slur, Ariail said. Haleys campaign has declined to comment.
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