I’m embarrassed for having supported this woman against my better judgment. I agree that we have come a long way under mainstream conservatism.
I can’t imagine anyone groveling and apologizing for something so absurd in the Alabama of the 1960s. This is why conservatives have been routed in every battle of the culture war. They are all a bunch of spineless weaklings who are incapable of pushing back against faux outrage.
“Gov. Kay Ivey is contacting state legislators, and apologizing for her role in a racist student skit from her time as an Auburn student.
Ivey was president of her Alpha Gamma Delta pledge class at Auburn. Photos of her sorority sisters in blackface emerged earlier this year. None showed the governor.
But Thursday she apologized after audio emerged of a skit at a Baptist Student Union Party. The audio is a radio interview of Ivey and her then-fiance, Ben LaRavia. He describes Ivey as wearing blue coveralls and said she “had put some black paint all over her face.”
LaRavia in the interview said they were acting out a skit called “cigar butts” that “did not require a lot of talent, as far as verbal talent, but did require a lot of physical acting, such as crawling around on the floor looking for cigar butts and things like this, which certainly got a big reaction out of the audience.” …”
This is stupid!
Who cares that granny wore blackface in the 1960s? No one but leftwing journos who everyone here already hates anyway. The answer should have been “I will not apologize to the mainstream media for something so trivial. I am focused on the real issues facing our state as your governor. The mainstream media is the Enemy of the People and can talk a long away off a short plank.”
Note: Blompf’s sole redeeming quality is that he doesn’t taken shit from these people. It is one of the few areas in which he deserves credit.