Skip to comments.South Carolina pol: Sorry for comparing Michelle Obama to gorilla
Posted on 06/14/2009 10:04:33 PM PDT by melt
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A former chairman of the South Carolina Election Commission has apologized after his posting on Facebook suggested a gorilla that escaped form a Columbia zoo was an ancestor of first lady Michelle Obama.
Minutes after the gorillas escape was reported Friday, Rusty DePass posted: "Im sure its just one of Michelles ancestors probably harmless."
The comment has since been deleted, but DePass confirmed to WIS-TV that he made it, apologizing and saying it was a joke about statements Obama has made about evolution.
DePass is a former chairman of the Richland County Republican Party. He didnt respond to a phone message Saturday from The Associated Press.
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Oh, spare me. She doesn't look anything like--- George W. Bush...
Why not try the Letterman defense? It worked for that dushbag.
Good to see that GOP officials is working hard to capture the African American vote. /sarcasm
Why is it that Republicans always have to “apologize” (for albeit an unbecoming comment), when Democrats don’t have to?..
Good question. I am not going to defend what this guy said, however, Republicans always end up apologizing and/or getting diversity training. Democrats and liberals tend to say that Republicans don’t understand humor and satire and can’t take a joke, and NEVER apologize. David Letterman’s apolgies were pathetic.
Guess what, Dilbert; If I ever become a public figure and then say something deemed “awful..gasp” by the PC crowd and they demand me “apologize”: I’ll tell them (1st Amendment) free Speech, and ‘shut-up’ and won’t do it (mind you I won’t be a jerk and say things that are unkind intentionally).
Was the gorilla insulted?
Ten years ago “Egalitarians” from the political Left couldn't stop gloating over the fact that the human genome was 97% similar to the gorilla genome.
Gorillas aside, Michelle Obama and I have at least one thing in common...
Neither one of us was smart enough to get accepted at Princeton and Harvard Law School.
She more resembles Crazy Aunt Esther. “Fred Sanford! You fish eyed old fool!”
Darn it is hard to be a Republican.
I’ve seen pictures of her face that looked as close to a gorilla as George Bush ever did to a chimp. What’s sauce for the gander also tastes damned fine on the goose.
Are these stills from the Patterson-Gimlin film?
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