A “progressive” blogger claims that Sarah Palin routinely uses racial slurs, including referring to Barack Obama as “Sambo,” basing these allegations on such sources as “Lucille, the waitress serving her table at the time and who asked that her last name not be used.” There’s more:
Besides insulting Obama with a Step-N’-Fetch-It, “darkie musical” swipe, people who know her say she refers regularly to Alaska’s Aboriginal people as “Arctic Arabs” – how efficient, lumping two apparently undesirable groups into one ugly description – as well as the more colourful “mukluks” along with the totally unimaginative “f**king Eskimo’s,” according to a number of Alaskans and Wasillians interviewed for this article.
Given that there is no previous accusation of this sort on the record against Palin, to hang such claims entirely on anonymous sources — who may be lying, who may be political enemies of Palin, who may be figments of the author’s imagination, for all we know — is absolutely irresponsible. Whatever happened to Team Obama’s vow to “fight the smears”?
“Lucille” the waitress, “Hazel” the maid, “Jeeves” the butler …