RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The John Locke Foundation said Thursday a blogger for its website has resigned after posting a picture of President Obama dressed in drag.
The photo was accompanied by the headline "Obama Goes Gay To Get NC On Election Day" in the "Meck Deck" section of the Locke website which features issues primarily in the Charlotte area.
The post quickly drew criticism from groups like the North Carolina NAACP, which called it highly offensive.
John Locke President John Hood agreed, and said he was embarrassed and angered by what he saw.
"The illustration associated with this blog entry was offensive and utterly inappropriate for our blog or anyone else's. A reader brought it to my attention Wednesday. I had it removed immediately, but the damage was done. I'm sorry I didn't see it earlier, and I'm deeply sorry it was on our website for any length of time," Hood said in a statement.
Hood said the blogger - Tara Servatius - resigned Thursday morning. Hood said if she had not, he would have fired her.
After she resigned, Servatius put out a written statement about what she posted.
"If it has offended anyone, I sincerely apologize. It was meant to illustrate Obama's southern political strategy, nothing more. An honest reading of the piece itself shows there is nothing offensive in it," she said.
Ah yes, the old non-apology apology we're so used to hearing from these racist scumbags.
“Servatius, a former right-wing radio commentator for Charlotte’s WBT AM, is a regular contributor to the Meck Deck. (UPDATE: Servatius also runs the MeckDeck Twitter account, and authors a good share of their posts.),” and adds: