Monday, June 15, 2009

And The Hate Just Keeps On Coming….

This is getting really old.

Over the weekend, a GOP official in South Carolina posted a comment to Facebook comparing Michelle Obama to an escaped gorilla. Now, in a second instance of Republicans playing the race card against the Obamas, Wonkette notes that a racist e-mail was sent out by a legislative staffer for Tennessee GOP state senator Diane Black. The staffer, Sherri Goforth, e-mailed this composite picture of the country’s 44 presidents, which represents President Obama with only a set of eyes:

When Ms. Goforth got busted for it, she told Nashville Is Talking that she was really ashamed: she sent it to the “wrong list” in her e-mail address book.

When I asked her if she understood the controversial nature of the photo, Goforth would only say she felt very bad about accidentally sending it to the wrong list. When I gave her a second chance to address the controversial nature of the email, she again repeated that she only felt bad about sending it to the wrong list of people.

“I went on the wrong email and I inadvertently hit the wrong button,” Goforth told NIT. “I’m very sick about it, and it’s one of those things I can’t change or take back.”

So, I’m guessing the right e-mail list included the good folks at the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the White Citizens’ Council, and the RNC.