This is in the latest newsletter put out by the Chaffey Community Republican Women Federated, a group that operates right here in my own county. The group's president said "she doesn't think in racist terms, pointing out she once supported Republican Alan Keyes, an African-American who previously ran for president. " She went on to explain:
"I didn't see it the way that it's being taken. I never connected," she said. "It was just food to me. It didn't mean anything else." So she chose watermelon, fried chicken, ribs, and Kool-Aid just out of thin air? See, that's what I can't stand. If you're going to be racist, be racist, and when you're called on it, proudly say you don't give a damn because that's exactly how you feel about those people. I can respect that kind of honesty. But cowards who backtrack when they're called on it shouldn't be running the country, let alone the local Republican women's club. You can find the article here, in my hometown paper.