This morning Jaxpagan did a great post about the problem Rep. Lynn Jenkins from Kansas has with non-whites.
Kos also awesomely picked it up
"Republicans are struggling right now to find the great white hope," said [Rep. Lynn] Jenkins. "I suggest to any of you who are concerned about that, who are Republican, there are some great young Republican minds in Washington." As examples, Jenkins mentioned Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)."
The Update on this story is that the boxer named "The Great White Hope" (Jess Willard) is from Jenkins own district... not just her own district... 30 miles from where she grew up.
"One wonders if historians have all the facts, considering that a little thing like Jess Willard's incorrect date of birth curiously never seems to get corrected. Jess Willard was born December 29, 1881 (not 1883) in St. Clere, Kansas."
If you're curious about where St. Clere is... here is a map showing how far away her childhood home was from the "Great White Hope"
If you'd like to get involved with the twitter campaign, we're asking folks to tweet what color their hope is:
RT Your #HopeColor: Lynn Jenkins wants a "Great White Hope." http://bit.ly/... #racism || My Hope is
Update: Here is the video
- thanks to icebergslim below for a link