We don't actually care if Dean Grouse of Los Alamitos, California wants to be a big racist, that is his business, but it is nice for all the racist-email-forwarders of the nation to learn that it is not appropriate, right? Still, ugh, what a moron this guy is:
Grose says he accepts that the e-mail was in poor taste and has affected his ability to lead the city. Grose said he didn't mean to offend anyone and claimed he was unaware of the racial stereotype linking black people with eating watermelons.
If he's "unaware" of that racial stereotype than the email has no joke! Jesus, Grouse, how dumb do you think we are? You'd have to be like Ashley Todd-level dumb to think that excuse makes any damn sense.
And hey, remember Ashley Todd? She was a genius performance artist who staged a little one-woman news cycle takeover in late October, while there was, like, "real" election news going on. Ashley carved a "B" on her face, backwards, in a mirror, and then told some policemen that a scary black mugger/political activist attacked her for loving America and having a John McCain bumper sticker, or maybe pin. All while she was in "the wrong part of Pittsburgh," which was, it turns out, a pretty nice part of Pittsburgh.
After police determined the report was fabricated, Ms. Todd was jailed for a week and, upon her release, ordered to undergo counseling as a condition for her entry into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition — or ARD — program.
Her probation could last anywhere from six to 24 months, according to Allegheny County District Attorney spokesman Mike Manko. The terms of the probation will be determined at her first hearing May 22.
So, yeah. Probation. The long arm of the law just carved a backwards "P" on the next 6-24 months of Ms. Todd's life! Case closed!