Party official admits tweet was improper, takes down personal account.
A South Carolina Democratic Party official has been reprimanded for calling Gov. Nikki Haley a "Sikh Jesus" on the social networking site Twitter. Phil Bailey, the political director for South Carolina Senate Democrats, was apparently reprimanded for the tweet at a luncheon today, according to the Associated Press. Bailey's Twitter account has since been closed, and he has apparently admitted the comment was inappropriate. Bailey's comments Wednesday came after GOP leaders voted to put a candidate Haley backs on the ballot after the individual was ruled ineligible. Haley, raised in a Sikh, Indian-American household, is now a Methodist. Read the full story.
Comments came on personal Twitter feed.
UPDATED 4:50 p.m. Thursday Multiple media outlets are reporting that South Carolina GOP Chair Chad Connelly has called for the ouster of Phil Bailey. The Twitter account of Bailey is reported to have been closed and Bailey ackowledged his comments were a mistake at a caucus lunch today with his colleagues. ---------------------- Phil Bailey, the political director of the S.C. Senate Democratic Caucus, came under fire Wednesday night after calling Gov. Nikki Haley as the "Sikh Jesus" on his personal Twitter account. Haley is a practicing Methodist whose parents were born in India. Sikh is one of the dominant religions in India. The comments came in response to what Bailey thought was the governor's involvement at the hearing to determine …