Union Leader's Nikki Haley Piñata Party Not a Smashing Good Idea

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video of South Carolina AFL-CIO President Donna Dewitt smashing a piñata with the face of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is going viral Tuesday, and though she tells The National Review's Katrina Trinko she doesn't regret the game, she probably should, if not because it's in poor taste, then at least because it's giving her political opponent something to talk about.

The video went viral and Haley herself posted it to her Facebook, writing, "Wow. I wonder if the unions think this kind of thing will make people take them seriously. Check this out." The video description says that "After years of being treated like a union thug, Donna Dewitt gets sweet revenge at a retirement reception in her honor." Watch it on YouTube as embedding has been disabled.

Update: The AFL-CIO's media outreach director, Alison Omens, sends along the organization's statement: 


By now many of you have seen the video of the outgoing president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO. While it was meant as fun, there is absolutely no place for that kind of joke in a conversation that is extremely serious about how to rebuild our middle class and our country. There’s plenty to talk about in Gov. Haley’s awful record. We do not believe that’s an appropriate joke -- working people deserve a better conversation.

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