I read this story earlier today & the two things that ran through my mind were, 1) why does this bitch still have a job (we know why but still) & 2) regardless of what “list” you intended to send a blatantly offensive message to, it’s still wrong, inappropriate, & fucked up.

“The chairman of Tennessee’s Democratic Party wants a Republican legislative aide fired for sending out a “reprehensible” e-mail depicting President Obama as two cartoonish white eyes peering from a black background.

Obama’s image is in the last square of a collage containing portraits of the previous 43 U.S. presidents. The e-mail, which was sent to other GOP staff members, was posted on the Internet Monday.

Sherri Goforth, an administrative assistant to state Sen. Diane Black, R-Gallatin, has admitted she sent the e-mail May 28 with the title “Historical Keepsake Photo.” She said, without elaborating, that she mistakenly sent it “to the wrong list of people.”

According to the Tennessean, a Nashville newspaper, a note on the e-mail said it was paid for by the Tennessee Republican Party, but GOP officials denied they produced it. Black leads the Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus.

There was no comment from the White House as of Tuesday afternoon.

Black rebuked Goforth but didn’t dismiss her.

“I want to be sure that everyone understands that the communication was sent without my knowledge,” Black said Tuesday afternoon. “It absolutely does not represent the beliefs or opinions of my office. I want to be very clear about that.”

“Ms. Goforth did get a verbal reprimand as well as a very strongly worded reprimand, written, that was put in her file that if this should ever occur again, that she would be terminated,” Black said.

“This is an employee who has had a stellar record,” Black said. She added that Goforth has worked in state government for more than 20 years, and has had a clean record.

“We followed policy. And that’s what you do when someone breaks the rules, you follow policy,” she said.

A phone message left for Goforth by CNN was not answered.

“Is this indicative of what Senate Republicans think about our commander-in-chief?” asked state Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester in a statement posted on the party’s Web site.

“I am calling on Sen. Black to reject this racist smear and fire this staffer who, on state government time, on state government computers, using a state government e-mail account, launched this bigoted attack on our president,” Forrester said. “Keeping her on the staff would send the message that this type of behavior is condoned by the Senate Republican Caucus.”…”

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I guess when you are so deeply ignorant; you cannot see the forest for the trees & everyone else is wrong for calling your bullshit out.

Maybe I should be outraged but I’m not. This kinda mess happens far to often & not much is done.

I wonder if they will send Sherri Goforth to some racial sensitivity training & make her volunteer at a food bank in the hood so that she will realize that “all” Negroes aren’t spooks. I’m just saying!

I’m also wondering if Sherri Goforth will say that some of her best friends are Black.

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