Monday, June 15, 2009

Republican Staffer E-Mails Obama 'Spook' Photo

Posted By on Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 12:45 PM

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The picture you're looking at on the right was allegedly sent from Sherri Goforth, research analyst executive assistant for Sen. Diane Black, on May 28 via e-mail, under the headline "Historical Keepsake Photo." We've never seen President Obama in person, but we're pretty sure those pair of spooked white eyes against a black background don't quite do him justice. In fact, one could argue that forwarding an e-mail like this to 20 of your friends makes you look like an out-and-out bigot. Thus far we've hit Sen. Black, the Republican's caucus chair, with an e-mail and calls to both her office and cell phone with no response. Meanwhile, you can check out the list of e-mail recipients below.
From: Sherri Goforth Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 8:33 AM To: Alice Bigham; Anna Richardson; Beth Chiles; Carolyn Newman; Catherine Haire; Christina Barber; Chuck Grimes; Darlene Schlicher; Deana Guenther; Debbie Martin; Debbie Rankin; Glenda Mayes; Jeremy Davis; John Michael Burch; Lance Frizzell; Lee Harrell; Linda Klingmann; Liz Alvey; Logan Grant; Loudene Gee; Matt King; Micki Coode; Pam George; Pat Farmer; Patti Saliba; Rick Nicholson; Sandra Smith; Sherri Goforth; Tina Still; Tonya Morelock; Valerie Yancey; Will Canterbury; Wilma Carney; Zach Bates Subject: FW: Historical Keepsake Photo
Enormous H/T (damn near a bow, in fact) to Trace at Newscoma. Update: Christian Grantham talks with Goforth. She says Black gave her a letter of reprimand but will keep her on the job. Also, Goforth only admits to having sent the e-mail to the wrong list; not exactly an apology. Update #2: Just spoke with Alice Bingham, secretary for Sen. Tim Burchett and one of the people on Goforth's "wrong list." She says she can't remember whether or not she opened it, but she guessed she probably just deleted it, saying that "a lot of crap" gets sent out via the inter-congressional interwebs.

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