With some of Marilyn Davenport's critics howling for her to resign, a few of her allies have rushed to her defense. They argue she's not like the sort of person now accused of being a racist. One , Orange County State Rep. Tim Whiteacre. a right-wing conservative himself (aren't they all in Orange County?) described Davenport as a "petite grandmother originally from Kansas" who spent some of her time teaching Bible study classes.
Nice try, defenders of the faith. But Davenport, a Tea Party activist, did take the time to forward the email to others who might find it as humorous she did. The photo's caption said, 'Now you know why - no birth certificate."
That settles the argument for me. If not, as they claim, a racist, at least a birther - the inspired cover story for racists. Obama is photo-shopped in the lap of chimpanzees (Get it?). Why would she send it to friends without believing the hoax is true. C'mon, you imperfect Christians!
Davenport should realize that she's not, as Alice once remarked to Toto, in Kansas anymore. These days words travel in a blink, and the perp must be held accountable. Even so, she says she will spend some time hunting down the "cowardly person" who leaked the picture to the media. That part I find bizarrely funny.