Friday, September 05, 2008

Somedays you miss the South...

...And some days not so much.
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland , a two-term Republican who represents some of Atlanta’s suburbs, commented about class when asked about the performances under pressure of his party’s vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin , and the Democratic nominee’s wife, Michelle Obama, as they introduced themselves to the nation in their separate convention speeches.

“Honestly, I’ve never paid that much attention to Michelle Obama,” Westmoreland said. “Just what little I’ve seen of her and Senator [Barack] Obama, is that they’re a member of an elitist class . . . that thinks that they’re uppity.”

The 58-year-old, Atlanta-born congressman declined to elaborate further, though he did repeat one part of his comment when asked to clarify.

“Uppity, you said?” he was asked.
“Yeah, uppity,” Westmoreland replied.
Uppity. Heh heh heh.

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