Thursday, August 13, 2009

McHenry Shakes & Then Covers His Butt

In Linconton last night, 10th Dist. Congressman Patty McHenry fanned the "birther" flames in a manner that was calculated to keep the myth of the president's Kenyan birth alive:
During a three-hour question-and-answer session, primarily on health-care reform, Lincolnton resident Alan Hoyle asked if McHenry thinks Obama is a citizen. McHenry declined to affirm Obama's citizenship, instead saying: "I haven't seen evidence one way or the other."

Then this morning Little Patty issues a "clarification":
"As I stated last night, I have not carefully reviewed the evidence as a jurist would. However, from what I have read, I have absolutely no reason to question President Obama's citizenship. I anticipate that as a legal matter the courts will continue to come to the same conclusion."

"As a jurist would"? What the hell kind of weenie equivocation is that?

But not to worry. What his constituents heard from his lips last night, an encouragement to a racist exclusion of our elected president, is what will stand, since those given to these fantasies are much less likely to read anything to the contrary (like "clarifications" in the newspaper). The racists were coddled.

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