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Canyon County (ID) Commissioner Apologizes for Obama Email
KIVI-TV ^ | 11 Dec 2008 | Unattributed

Posted on 12/11/2008 5:36:48 PM PST by GOP_Raider

CALDWELL, IDAHO --

Canyon County Commissioner Steve Rule is receiving criticizing for sending an email comparing Michelle Obama to a black widow spider.

Jill Karaitis of New West.net broke the story after receiving the email from an anonymous source. She calls the email racist and outrageous.

"It's a typical racist email disguised as humor. But it's not funny," Karaitis told Today's Channel 6 News.

(Excerpt) Read more at kivitv.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: idaho

1 posted on 12/11/2008 5:36:49 PM PST by GOP_Raider
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To: GOP_Raider
Black Widow spiders are now racist?


2 posted on 12/11/2008 5:39:46 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: Chief Engineer; Delphinium; EternalVigilance; Keyes2000mt; Sir_Ed; Knitting A Conundrum; ...
Sawtooth Mountains near the Salmon River
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FReepmail GOP_Raider to be on or off this list

3 posted on 12/11/2008 5:40:14 PM PST by GOP_Raider (Have you risen above your own public education today?)
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Karaitis thinks Rule’s apology is a cop-out, and she thinks this just reinforces Idaho’s racist reputation.

“People don’t understand it’s not one incident. It’s accumulative affect of these things coming out of Idaho,” she said.

Ummmm . . .

Don’t these people read FR?

This site trashed the black widow babe weeks ago.

Nothing racist to it. That’s a black widow dress.

Woman’s a beard, too.


4 posted on 12/11/2008 5:41:14 PM PST by StAntKnee (Pray for our military. Look who's CIC. And I know. Jimmy Carter was bad enough when I was in.)
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To: GOP_Raider

Anything that is not supportive of the Obama’s is now racist. I guess I’m racist.


5 posted on 12/11/2008 5:41:36 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: ConservaTexan

I’ve been debating that for a while now. If we’re going to be called racists for any trivial criticsm of The Messiah, maybe we can simply say “we’re all racists now?”


6 posted on 12/11/2008 5:45:30 PM PST by GOP_Raider (Have you risen above your own public education today?)
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To: GOP_Raider

Try finding her red and black convention dress picture on the net...Nada.


7 posted on 12/11/2008 5:48:53 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: GOP_Raider

Being thin skinned will become the norm over the next 4 years...guess the progressives are afraid that somebody might treat their Messiah the way they treated Pres. Bush(the real POTUS) the last 8 years...well, pucker up darlin’ cause you ain’t seen nothing yet.


8 posted on 12/11/2008 5:53:35 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is Americas new Forrest Gump...but with an oversized ego and ears.)
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To: GOP_Raider

9 posted on 12/11/2008 5:57:37 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: Dallas59

Google has parsed it from their images search.
LMAO, yahoo still has it.

10 posted on 12/11/2008 6:00:52 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: MaxMax

It’s Mechelle!!!!


11 posted on 12/11/2008 6:02:57 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: crazyhorse691
well, pucker up darlin’ cause you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Just another black family moving into government housing.

12 posted on 12/11/2008 6:03:55 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: MaxMax

Just another black family moving into government housing.


That’s just so racist...and funny.


13 posted on 12/11/2008 6:07:49 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is Americas new Forrest Gump...but with an oversized ego and ears.)
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To: MaxMax

14 posted on 12/11/2008 6:13:33 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: crazyhorse691
I didn't know truth was racist. Er, yea to the left it is.

/Salute

15 posted on 12/11/2008 6:14:32 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: Dallas59

You’re fast, and I like it.


16 posted on 12/11/2008 6:15:09 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: MaxMax

Amazing. Every photo is indeed “gone” off the net based on google. I think they did the same thing to poor Joe Biden.


17 posted on 12/11/2008 6:16:01 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Kirkwood
I typed in Michelle Obama black dress on Google and drifted through page 24
before giving up. Then I typed the same into Yahoo Images and bam.

I rarely use Google anymore, they don't deserve my business.

18 posted on 12/11/2008 6:19:48 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: MaxMax





19 posted on 12/11/2008 6:22:05 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: Dallas59
Photobucket
Proof humans are devolving during the 21st century
20 posted on 12/11/2008 6:30:33 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: GOP_Raider

That is a beautiful site


21 posted on 12/11/2008 6:33:25 PM PST by classified
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To: classified

It’s one advantage to living in a very picturesque state. :)


22 posted on 12/11/2008 6:35:32 PM PST by GOP_Raider (Have you risen above your own public education today?)
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To: Dallas59
Good one, I had not thought of the Black Widow spider comparison. All I could think of was the time I had a flash fire of hot grease in my frying pan. I think I heard a few compliments from media babes talking about the black and red number. My only word was peeeeuuu!
23 posted on 12/11/2008 6:38:01 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Dallas59
Just so people know what we are talking about the apology.

The email shows a picture of a black widow spider. It reads "She's very easy to spot. The female has a very wide backside, is Black, and has a red hour glass shaped marking on her body."

Then it goes on to say "You can find this spider in closets, wood piles, under beds, and soon...the White House!!!!!!"

Following the comments is a picture of Michelle Obama from election night, wearing a black and red dress. Rule, a Republican, forwarded the email to about 25 friends using his official government account. Karaitis says he sent it to several county email addresses.

We asked the commissioner to speak with us on camera, but he refused. Instead he sent out this statement: "I found the red markings on the dress shown in the email very similar to that of a black widow spider, and that made it humorous to me. If I offended anyone, I sincerely apologize and all concerned parties can be assured I will not use a county computer to forward emails that are not directly related to county business." -- Steve Rule.

24 posted on 12/11/2008 6:39:53 PM PST by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: MilspecRob

True. I wonder if he would still have gotten in hot water if the same lib writer had found out about the email being sent from his home? My guess is yes.


25 posted on 12/11/2008 6:43:23 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: GOP_Raider

Good grief, the first thing I said when I saw Michelle walk out onto the state election eve was that she looked like a black widow spider in that gosh awful dress. Good grief are we s e n s i t i v e or what??


26 posted on 12/11/2008 6:43:32 PM PST by Hanna548 (s)
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To: Hanna548
I had just shown our granddaughters a black widow spider in a stump hole -- to teach them to recognize them and to avoid places where the spiders hide.

As soon as Michelle walked onto that stage, they shouted, "Look! A Black Widow!"

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From the mouths of babes...

27 posted on 12/11/2008 8:21:11 PM PST by TXnMA (Chief Justice: "To administer this oath would violate my oath to uphold the Constitution.")
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"It's a typical racist email disguised as humor. But it's not funny," Karaitis told Today's Channel 6 News.

So this dumb beyotch gets to decide now what is and is not funny? We all have to check in with her first before making a joke?
28 posted on 12/11/2008 8:25:33 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: TXnMA

That is hilarious:) Gotta love the little ones:)


29 posted on 12/11/2008 9:54:53 PM PST by Hanna548 (s)
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To: GOP_Raider
Can anyone send me that email?

I want to forward it to my whole list.
30 posted on 12/13/2008 10:25:34 AM PST by Delphinium
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