Saturday, September 06, 2008

"So Sambo beat the bitch!"

Words spoken by Sarah Palin reacting to Barack Obama's clinching the nomination:

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 link, to an extended blog post by American journalist Charley James, living in Toronto, is chilling.

"Small-town values" was a theme echoed by the convention speakers and delegates many times. Good America values like homophobia, racism, and religious bigotry:

And cowboy hats. And let's not forget hypocrisy.

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