GOP Racist Emailers Save Reputations with Snappy Apologies

By Channing Kennedy Jun 15, 2009

When South Carolina GOP operative Mike Green was confronted with the above screenshot of his Twitter account, and asked if he had really ‘tweeted’ that, he answered

"I don’t know. Let me give you a call back."

Nice save, dude. Another South Carolina GOP activist, Rusty DePass, made the above comment on Facebook. When questioned,

DePass told WIS-TV in Columbia, "I am as sorry as I can be if I offended anyone. The comment was clearly in jest." Then he added, "The comment was hers, not mine," claiming Michelle Obama made a recent remark about humans descending from apes. The Daily News could find no such comment.

[Note that he’s sorry ‘if’ he offended anyone.] Nice save, dude. And finally, after Sherri Goforth, legislative aid for Tennessee state senator Diane Black, sent out the above image to her email list, she apologized by saying,

“I went on the wrong email and I inadvertently hit the wrong button.”

A nice and very classy save, Sherri. Like Ann at Feministing says, I’d rather spend my time calling out widespread media narratives that are racist than concentrating on a few link-baiting crackpots. But three in a weekend? That’s gotta be pretty close to a media narrative.