The story of Tennessee Republican Sheila Butt and her call for the formation of the “NAAWP” has been getting a lot of play in the media this week. She certainly deserves a mention on this website but I’m afraid that any attempt at a take down would pale in comparison to the one done by The Wonkette. Here are a few tidbits from her article.
Gather round, little children, your Tennessee Wonkette has a nice story for you! It is about one of our august state representatives, a gentlelady by the name of Sheila Butt, who once said there would be no global warming if we used more hairspray, but this is not about that. This is about the fact that Sheila is Not Racist. Everybody is being mean to her and saying she is racist, though, because she went on the Facebook recently to comment on a nice note from the Council on American-Islamic Relations encouraging Republicans to stop hating Muslims so much. Butt said what we REALLY NEED is a “Council on Christian Relations” and a “NAAWP,” which some dumb liberal media types are dumbly and liberally assuming might stand for National Association For The Advancement Of White People, but they are wrong.
The story is actually a nice look into the mind of a racist Republican who no doubt actually believes that she is indeed NOT a racist.