We Once Had Our Own Racist Rodeo Clown

The story of Missouri's racist rodeo clown got me to rememberin' about the time last year that we had a [arguably more] racist incident right here in the Happiest County in 'Murka:
According to Wilson, the joke...went something like this: Playboy is offering Ann Romney $250,000 to pose in the magazine and the White House is upset about it because National Geographic only offered Michelle Obama $50 to pose for them. “I can’t speak for the board, but I myself think that this is unacceptable behavior or conduct by the announcer,” said Mike Barrett, Creston Classic Rodeo board member. “I find it offensive, and I think that it’s conduct unbecoming the rodeo announcer.”
Naturally, lots of wingnuts felt this joke was A) Not really racist and/or B) a matter of free speech, and many, many people came to the joker's clown's defense, although ultimately he was fired from his job with the rodeo and was later forced to resign from his position as superintendent at a charter school (yes, you read that right) in Victorville, CA.

Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2012/09/15/2228940/announcers-racist-joke-offends.html#storylink=cpy

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