Montana Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull, a George W. Bush nominee, admitted on Wednesday that he forwarded a racially-charged email implying that President Barack Obama might have been the product of a sexual encounter between his mother and a dog.
“A little boy said to his mother; ‘Mommy, how come I’m black and you’re white?’” the email forwarded from Cebull’s official court email address on Feb. 20 read, according to the Great Falls Tribune. “His mother replied, ‘Don’t even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you’re lucky you don’t bark!’”
The federal judge’s email called the joke “a bit touching” and said he wanted all of his friends to feel what he felt when he read the email. “Hope it touches your heart like it did mine,” he wrote.
Now, the money shot:
Cebull said he showed “very poor judgment” by forwarding the email and said it was “not intended by me in any way to become public.”
Yes, his “poor judgment” (Get it? Poor judge-ment? He’s a – wait for it – a JUDGE!) was in sending it to someone who might somehow let the forwarding trail with his e-mail address on it leak to the public.
He’s not done!
He’s going for a second money shot….
He added that he “did not forward it because of the racist nature of it” although he acknowledged it was racist.
“The only reason I can explain it to you is I am not a fan of our president, but this goes beyond not being a fan,” Cebull explained to the newspaper. “I didn’t send it as racist, although that’s what it is. I sent it out because it’s anti-Obama.”
If he actually believes that there is daylight between the two – particularly given the “Hope it touches your heart like it did mine” personalization – then he has just proven that he is incompetent to hold any public office.
He should be impeached, but we all know that the only thing that the christianist majority in the U.S. House is likely to do is to pass a resolution declaring him to be a free-speech martyr for putting up with the shitstorm that is deservedly headed his way.
a George W. Bush nominee
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