Orange County, California Tea Party Patriot™ Marilyn Davenport, who last week found herself in hot water after forwarding a picture of President Obama's face superimposed on the body of a chimp in an email to friends, has felt the GOP arm-twisting and decided to apologize:

"To my fellow Americans and to everyone else who has seen this email I forwarded and was offended by my action, I humbly apologize and ask for your forgiveness of my unwise behavior. I say unwise because at the time I received and forwarded the email, I didn't stop to think about the historic implications and other examples of how this could be offensive."

Apparently the "I have friends who are black" card wasn't enough for state GOP honchos.