Don't you hate it when when one of your friends sends you a hilarious cartoon illustrating of something innocuous and commonplace like a bad hair day, and then after you forward it on to a bunch of people it turns out that the cartoon was super racist because – whoops!! – you forgot to read it?!
If you had a nickel, am I right?
The subject line of the message State Rep. Mike O'Neal sent states, "Twins separated at birth?" — and the body of the email features a picture of Obama next to the Grinch, the Lawrence World-Journal reported. Obama is sporting windswept hair in the image, and O'Neal wrote in email, "Sorry, just had to forward this latest holiday message! I’ve had worse hair days, but this is pretty funny."
The forwarded message states, "I'm sure you’ll join me in wishing Mrs. YoMama a wonderful, long Hawaii Christmas vacation — at our expense, of course."…
"Cartoons are intended to be humorous. This one made me laugh — I’ve had bad hair days too," O'Neal said in a statement, according to The Kansas City Star. "I forwarded it too quickly, missing the text included in the body of the mail. To those I have offended, I am sorry. That was not at all my intent."
Sigh… So, he's choosing incompetent over racist, huh? Fair enough.
You know what? I believe him. Or, I should say, I'm going to choose to believe him. In the same way that I chose to believe that my dog got confused and thought he was outside when he took a dump on the living room carpet while I was out at the movie theater that one time.
It's just better for everyone, and it's really kind of our fault because he probably should have had his balls cut off a lot earlier.
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Tags: Kansas, Michele Bachmann, State Legislature