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Remember when Tony Snow said this in 2003?
Snow: "Here's the unmentionable secret," Snow said on an October 2003 edition of Fox News Sunday, "racism isn't that big a deal anymore." Snow argued that "no sensible person supports" racism, arguing that the problem is "quickly becoming an ugly memory."
Conservatives have been arguing for decades that they aren't racists and if there were a few, they're gone now. Then the tea party squad was created by FOX News and racist signs showed up everywhere. Even top ten lists were created, but we were told they weren't representative of their movement. OK, so why do we constantly see stories like this?
Reporting from Seattle— Montana’s chief federal judge Wednesday admitted forwarding an email to friends about President Obama that appears to equate African Americans with dogs and raises questions about the president’s mixed racial ancestry.
“Normally I don’t send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching. I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine,” Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull wrote before forwarding the email, a copy of which was obtained by the Los Angeles Times.
The email was sent from the judge’s court email account and immediately ignited a firestorm in Montana, where there were calls on social media sites for his resignation.
“We really feel that by circulating an email like this it really flies in the face of maintaining the honor and dignity of the position,” Travis McAdam, executive director of the Montana Human Rights Network, said in an interview. He said the organization had not yet decided on an official response to the issue.
Cebull, who has been Montana’s chief federal judge in Billings since 2008, was appointed to the bench by former President George W. Bush and took his seat in 2001. He is a graduate of the University of Montana School of Law and a former tribal court judge.
What racism? I'm sure Pat Buchanan is trying to book a TV show appearance so he can go and defend the judge. After all, it gave him tingly feeling and touched his heart. Now, can that be racism? And I'm sure he'll be very fair in his rulings.