cross-post from General Politics
KonaKane Wrote:This is just the sort of thing that needs to go in our "Memory Hole" here too, folks. If anyone cares to archive the story and pic for us.
Quote:O.C. Republican Party leader slams colleague who sent Obama-chimpanzee email
By Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times
April 17, 2011
Some Orange County Republican leaders are denouncing an email distributed by a long-serving party committee member that portrays President Obama's face superimposed on a chimpanzee, with the words: "Now you know why — No birth certificate!"
County GOP Chairman Scott Baugh has called for the resignation of Marilyn Davenport, an elected member of the party central committee who sent the email to some committee members and others last week. Baugh said he received it Friday afternoon and quickly responded with an email telling Davenport it was "dripping with racism and is in very poor taste." He said the issue should be referred to the Orange County GOP's ethics committee.
According to an email Baugh sent to committee members Saturday, Davenport described the Obama photo as a "joke" and wanted to know who had leaked the email to the OC Weekly's R. Scott Moxley, who broke the story. She called the leak "cowardly" and wrote, "Anyone brave enough to come forward?"
Reached at her home in Fullerton on Saturday, Davenport declined to comment. In an email to central committee colleagues, however, she described the controversy as "much to do about nothing" and vowed that she would not resign.
Born_A_Truman Wrote:Warning!! The offensive picture is in this story/link below (this is the blog that broke the story).
* i was not able to bring up the photo to add it to our Gallery. if someone feels it should be in there, and knows how to do that, please do.