"So Sambo beat the bitch!"
This is how Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin described Barack Obama’s win over Hillary Clinton to political colleagues in a restaurant a few days after Obama locked up the Democratic Party presidential nomination.
According to Lucille, the waitress serving her table at the time and who asked that her last name not be used, Gov. Palin was eating lunch with five or six people when the subject of the Democrat’s primary battle came up. The governor, seemingly not caring that people at nearby tables would likely hear her, uttered the slur and then laughed loudly as her meal mates joined in appreciatively.
"It was kind of disgusting," Lucille, who is part Aboriginal, said in a phone interview after admitting that she is frightened of being discovered telling folks in the "lower 48" about life near the North Pole.
Then, almost with a sigh, she added, "But that’s just Alaska."
The rest of the storyis a rundown of the near-famous "Letter From Wasilla".
I don't think it's out of bounds to ask Sarah Palin about her reaction in this case. We don't know much about her, and the claims of victimhood for sexism that have come loud and quick would seem to make this question a relevant one.
Anywhere, there ya go, seems there's a good chance she is like many small town people when it comes to race and diversity, small minded.
Update on the Author. Here's a simple home page on blogger.
Charley James - The Progressive Curmudgeon
If you're born in Milwaukee, you are born a Democrat. And so I gravitated naturally to liberal politics, first as journalist and then an activist. I've been writing since I was eight years old and, after working in newsrooms for far too long, I have devoted much of the past decade as an independent investigtative jouralist. When not writing about politics or George Bush, I scribble out essays on the peculiarites of modern times.
UPDATE: On the "delete it" people. Save your breath. As mentioned on my other site, I've already verified that the "letter from Wasilla" is from a real person quoted in the NYT. You can read about the book banning inquiry here. Everything said there, including the personality characterization of Palin checks out to my knowledge.
Do I think Plain (sp) is an out and out racist? No. Do I think she'd tell "jokes" like this, absolutlely. They would help to fire up the base.
They are the base.
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