Thursday, September 04, 2008

Newsflash: Republican Commits Truth

We know it's what a lot of GOPers think, it's just nice to hear them come right out and say it:

Georgia Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland used the racially-tinged term "uppity" to describe Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama Thursday.

Westmoreland was discussing vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's speech with reporters outside the House chamber and was asked to compare her with Michelle Obama.

"Just from what little I’ve seen of her and Mr. Obama, Sen. Obama, they're a member of an elitist-class individual that thinks that they're uppity," Westmoreland said.

Asked to clarify that he used the word “uppity,” Westmoreland said, “Uppity, yeah.”

Wow, refreshing honesty from a Republican, I never thought I'd see the day. Though such honesty may not win Ms. Westmoreland a lot of admirers.

[H/t Andrew Sullivan]

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