Tennessean Chip Saltsman, who's angling to be chair of the Republican National Committee, decided to make an impression on party officials by mailing them a present: a comedy CD (or "comedy" CD) that includes a little ditty called "Barack the Magic Negro."
And oh, what an impression he made…
"I am shocked and appalled," Mike Duncan, the current party chairman, said in a statement released Saturday. Mr. Duncan is competing for a second term against Mr. Saltsman and four others.
"This is so inappropriate that it should disqualify any Republican National Committee candidate who would use it," Newt Gingrich, a Republican former House speaker, said in an e-mail message.
I never thought I'd say this, but Newt Gingrich is right.
It is terribly inappropriate for a political leader to circulate a song that's secretly about drugs.
Tags: Barack Obama, Chip Saltsman, Mike Duncan, Newt Gingrich, RNC