Monday, September 8, 2008

“So Sambo beat the bitch!”

If this is true it will unfortunately mean more support for McCain/Palin from racist, sexist American voters. The kind of voters who were morally outraged by Bill Clinton’s sexual antics, but are never outraged by any of the immoral statements and actions of various Republican politicians, lobbyists, and “journalists.”

From Alaskans Speak (In A Frightened Whisper): Palin Is “Racist, Sexist, Vindictive, And Mean” by Charley James:

“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.
Read the rest here and a follow-up here.

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Brian Carnell said...

"If this is true it will unfortunately mean more support for McCain/Palin from racist, sexist American voters. The kind of voters who were morally outraged by Bill Clinton’s sexual antics, but are never outraged by any of the immoral statements and actions of various Republican politicians, lobbyists, and “journalists.”"

If it were true, it would mean a guaranteed win for Obama. However, the author of the piece is absurd in his claim that he can put that kind of an outrageous claim out there with nothing but an anonymous waitress as evidence for it. That's just ridiculous.

That'd be like The Weekly Standard saying they have an unidentified waiter at an Illinois restaurant who heard Obama talking about how he really is secretly a Muslim.

This only helps Palin if it gets out because its so off the wall and fits the Republican marketing strategy of provoking Left wing bloggers into outrageous nonsense (much like the Hillary Clinton folks who were pushing the supposed tape of Obama's wife with Farrakhan and using racially incendiary language).

Paul Thoreau said...

To Brian Carnell:

The first paragraph from the Wikipedia entry entitled Protection of sources says:

"The protection of sources, sometimes also referred to as the confidentiality of sources or in the U.S. as the reporter's privilege, is a right accorded to journalists under the laws of many countries, as well as under international law. Simply put, it means that the authorities, including the courts, cannot compel a journalist to reveal the identity of an anonymous source for a story. The right is based on a recognition that without a strong guarantee of anonymity, many people would be deterred from coming forward and sharing information of public interests with journalists. As a result, problems such as corruption or crime might go undetected and unchallenged, to the ultimate detriment of society as a whole."

Thank you for your comment.

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