Skip to comments.(Black) Representative apologizes to governor for 'Mexican' remark
Posted on 12/16/2011 10:47:23 AM PST by CedarDave
A contrite state House Democratic Whip Sheryl Williams Stapleton made an apology Thursday to Gov. Susana Martinez for an outburst at the Capitol this week in which she accused a Republican lawmaker of "carrying the Mexican's water on the fourth floor."
"I lost it, ladies and gentlemen," Stapleton, D-Albuquerque, told reporters at a news conference Thursday. Stapleton, whose demeanor normally is spirited, spoke softly. At times during the conference, her voice sounded as if it were about to break. "I expect more of myself," she said. "This is not my character."
Stapleton, the first black woman elected to the Legislature, was surrounded at the conference by several supporters, all Hispanic, some of whom told reporters Stapleton is no racist.
The incident occurred Wednesday during a break of the Legislative Education Study Committee. Stapleton confronted Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Roswell, who recently had been interviewed on a KRQE-TV investigative report about Stapleton, a school administrator, being paid by Albuquerque Public Schools while she was in Santa Fe at legislative sessions, which at the time was a violation of the district's policy.
(Excerpt) Read more at santafenewmexican.com ...
That's right, only whites are allowed to be racist in the Obama world order.
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Indeed — I’m catching a whiff of odeur de caca. Stress brings out the elements of reality we normally are able to suppress.
Like most Demoncrats, she is at her very core: a Racist.
Stapleton & Michelle Obama, birds of a feather, they belong together!!! America Haters & Black Racists Galore!!! End of Story!!! Hispanics, wake-up, these Obamabots are not your friends, nor allies!!! Be nice like us White folks, and when the Obama hate mongers speak, you better join us in the back of the bus, or......you’ll soon be thrown under the wheels of the bus by Dictator Obama and his hateful minions. But.....don’t feel too bad, millions of Black Americans are being treated the same way by Obama, the Congressional Black Caucus and NAACP!!! Go figure!!!
Seems it is your character; that's why the words came out of your mouth. [Stapleton, not you CD]
~ Larry Elder, "The Ten Things You Can't Say in America"
“This is not my character.”
Yes it is.
Imagine if the Republican Governor said the same thing about blacks.
Interesting article. I was born in New Mexico and put up for adoption. The language in my records stated my father (who died before I was born) was “Anglo” and my mother as “Spanish”. I did a search twenty years ago and my biological family indeed prefer Spanish because they traced the family tree all the way back to Spain in the late 16th century, but they aren’t offended by the term “Mexican”. By the way this is one reason I’m skeptical of the Obama birth certificate. “African” was not used officially at that time. “Negro” was the official term in 1960.
She's an educator and not aware of Northern NM heritage? Give me a break.
"I'm a Latina, just like her," Stapleton said. "I'm a Latina, just like her," Stapleton said. Martinez is of Mexican American heritage. Stapleton's roots are in the Caribbean the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
O.k. Do female slave descendants in the Caribbean call themselves "Latina"? I've never heard that. Someone educate me here.
Nah, she woulda said Meskin.../s
“... “I expect more of myself,” she said...”
Since she is a dim-bulb-crat, we know exactly what to expect of her...stupidity, real racism, and proof that were it not for political positions, she could not support herself.
Couldn’t have happened or it didn’t mean anything; she’s a democrat. I blame George Bush.
nope...she ain't. Only Republicans (White, Black, Asian or Hispanics) can be.
is that a dude?