Thursday, January 17, 2008

Attention: Racism Isn't Funny

Douchebag of the day winner:

William R. Farr
Although party affiliation is never mentioned, I don't imagine this guy is a card carrying Democrat. No, this guy is the Republican base. I know. I am surrounded by his type daily. I work with this guy. I grew up around this guy.

At a Citizen of the West banquet in Colorado, the following occurred.

William R. Farr was pretending to read telegrams congratulating this year's award recipient, University of Colorado President Hank Brown, when he pulled out a piece of paper and said, "I have a telegram from the White House."

Then he added, "They're going to have to change the name of that building if Obama's elected."

Total douche.

What does it say about this guy that he thought this was ok? This wasn't an off the cuff comment. He had prepared remarks. He actually thought this would play for this crowd. That tells me that it does play in his circle of friends. If he had made that remark on his back porch it would have been well received. I'm even willing to bet that some of the crowd at the Adam's Mark that night would have laughed if they weren't in public.

Racism is never funny.


Anne said...

Oy. Sadly, I can't say I'm all that surprised. Most of Colorado is very, very red (after all, they--or at least the 4th district--elected Marilyn Musgrave to Congress) and, for that matter, very, very white. When I prospied at Boulder for grad school, I was shocked at how homogeneous it was.

brandann said...

my mouth is still gaping...tho i don't know why...i am not surprised at the blatant ass hattery! but still...damn...if you think that's OK in a public eye...

isn't there a saying about making ppl wonder what you do b/h closed doors?

Brave Sir Robin said...

isn't there a saying about making ppl wonder what you do b/h closed doors?

My point exactly!!!

QuakerDave said...

Always makes me wonder about how folks like this were raised. And by whom.

Great blog, btw.