Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Goforth watch continues...

Assistant to GOP State Rep. sends racist photo

Sherri Goforth, an executive assistant for Tennessee State Rep. Diane Black (R-Gallatin), sent a disgustingly racist photo to her government collegues.

According to Goforth, she received a letter of reprimand, but will keep her job. When we hear of any Republicans expressing their outrage, we'll pass it on.

As Governor Palin's 15 minutes are up on her Letterman scam, we suspect she'll put some lipstick on this one.

* Think Progress has a copy of Rep. Diane Black's letter of reprimand.

* According to Raw Story, Republican strategist Ron Christie thinks Goforth should go forth.

UPDATE (6/18):
* Whoopie shares her View. Note the "creeps, racists, half-wits and professional victims that make up the Tennessee Legislature" comment in the video! Quoted from this Pete Kotz article in the Nashville Scene.

UPDATE (6/22)

“Is this indicative of what Senate Republicans think about our Commander-in-Chief?” Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Chip Forrester asked. “This email is reprehensible, insults the office of the President, and is embarrassing to all Tennesseans regardless of political party.

“I am calling on Sen. Black to reject this racist smear and fire this staffer who, on state government time, on state government computers, using a state government email account, launched this bigoted attack on our president,” Forrester said. “Keeping her on the staff would send the message that this type of behavior is condoned by the Senate Republican Caucus.

“Ms. Goforth does not seem to understand what she did wrong. She has apologized for ‘sending [the email] to the wrong list of people.’ I believe that any list of people would have recognized this email as offensive and hateful. The fact that a state employee would not understand that indicates that she is not fit for employment by the state of Tennessee.

“We have hundreds of state employees facing the possibility of losing their jobs due to the budget deficit and no fault of their own. I think we could save at least one of those jobs by firing Sherri Goforth.”

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