She may be but the way she has been treated for merely being ‘southern’ is nothing short of chilling. You don’t have to like her to be outraged at what has happened
Of course it's sickening. And it's hard to even explain the level of coordinated, media-generated malice dumped on her like the contents of a Supersize outhouse. The contempt --- not dislike, not disdain, but make-your-skin-crawl contempt that's been flung into this lady's face--- I can only think that she is the perfect combination of everything the elite classes hate: white, Southern, Baptist, Christian, 66 year old good old girl with the wrong accent and the wrong hair, the wrong kind of pink-cheeked blue-lidded beaming grandma face, from the wrong side of the tracks, who had the nerve to be a HUGE commercial success selling the wrong kind of food.
It doesn't matter if she made nice to Dear Leader Barack and his lovely bride Michelle, and Oprah the Mirror of Culture. As far as the wolfpack is concerned, Paula Deen could be Sarah Palin, and Sarah Palin could be Sheriff Jim Clark at the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Hush puppies and sweet tea. A bit of consolation there.