So, they keep telling us that Republicans are the white men’s party. Well, please tell that to Representatives-elect Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Allen West, both African-American Republicans, elected from the South.
And then there are the Republican Governors. Brian Sandoval will soon become Nevada’s first Hispanic Governor. This Latino will be joined in the Republican Governors’ Association by a truly wise Latina, New Mexico’s Governor-elect Susana Martinez. When she replaces incumbent Bill Richardson, the only Hispanic governors will be Republican.
Mrs. Martinez will not the only woman taking over as chief executive of a state. She’ll be joined by Oklahoma’s Mary Fallin and South Carolina’s Nikki Haley, both also Republicans. Together with Jan Brewer, elected to her first full term in Arizona, there will soon be four female Republican governors — compared to two Democratic women helming states (Washington’s Christine Gregoire and North Carolina’s Bev Perdue).
Oh and Mrs. Haley joins Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal as one of only two American governors of Indian extraction. He is also a Republican.
Kind of defeats the narrative now, doesn’t?