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Friday, November 21, 2008

OMG! Washington Township Board Member, Joe Simpson, screams N-word at Channel 6 News Photographer

Joe Simpson
"Some Two-Bit Township Board Member "
Hurls N-WORD at Channel 6 Cameraman at Thursday's Board Meeting

Earlier today, I got a phone call from an activist who attended the contentious Washington Township board meeting last night to tell me that a board member used the N-word in a threatening way to the news crew.

While I was waiting to get all the facts together, political reporter Norman Cox, published Joe Simpson's very unprofessional racial tirade on Capitol Watch Blog, which you absolutely have to read to believe!

"Simpson then started yelling at him, saying, among other
things, “You can’t talk to me that way!” It finally escalated to the point where
Simpson screamed, “You might as well just called me a n*****!” At that point,
Simpson started moving forward threateningly."

Cox also reports that the board members would not answer questions of the press regarding this pay raise, nor would they accept calls at their place of work, citing it was inappropriate. Cox points out that other public officials in the state house take his calls at work all the time...guys like Brian Bosma and Pat Bauer who run the state legislature. Cox then went on to call him a "some two-bit township board member" and stated that the Washington Township Board is the poster child for getting rid of township government.

What is really sad to me is that, while America has now proven we are well beyond racism by our election of Barack Obama for the highest office in the world, a two-bit black elected official who votes himself a 60% taxpayer funded raise, still feels the need to play the race card.

It's quite obvious to everyone who watched the outburst that Joe Simpson is the racist.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is no way for a public official to act toward a media representative simply doing his job.

This is no way to gain public support for the 60% increase.

These people are obviously upset that they have been caught doing something indefensible.