From a color blinded Associated Press:
A Louisiana State Senate employee has been formally reprimanded and suspended for a month without pay because she sent an e-mail to hundreds of government workers that appeared to try to show President Barack Obama as white.
Senate President Joel Chaisson announced the punishment Tuesday for Senate researcher Tammy Crain-Waldrop. She can return to work Jan. 3 and must send a written apology to Senate and House staff and lawmakers.
What a Christmas present for Ms. Crain-Waldrop.
She also will have to attend diversity training.
Crain-Waldrop sent a message that included a doctored photo of Obama with light skin and says, “Do you like him any better now? No? Me neither… Then you’re not a racist.”
Chaisson called the message, which Crain-Waldrop sent by mistake to the Capitol e-mail post office box Nov. 30, “highly inappropriate.”
This ranks right up there with people being fired for using the word ‘reneged’ or Hallmark apologizing for its greeting cards about ‘black holes.’ This email is the polar opposite of racism. But never mind that.
Not even imaginary crimes against Mr. Obama can be tolerated. For any criticism of the great man is literally lèse-majesté – that is, ‘injured majesty.’
Still, you would think our first ‘post racial’ President would seize on this opportunity to intervene and discourage such a travesty of justice. (He could even issue a Christmas Winter Solstice pardon.)
But of course you would be wrong.