Stringer Aide Out After Facebook Posts Denouncing Gates, Supporting Racial Profiling
It's getting to the point where if you tell people the truth about the black crime menace, you lose your right to a government job. Here's the latest outrage from the sensitivity police: An aide to Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer has resigned after it was revealed that she made comments about Henry Louis Gates -- and other people of color, including the President -- with which Stringer apparently does not wish to be associated...
Deputy press secretary Lee Landor wrote that "racial profiling does exist, but for good reason. Take a look at this country's jails: who makes up the majority of inmates? Exactly." She was presumably speaking of Harvard professors. Landor also said she "really getting SICK of hearing about how white people are evil racists," referred to the President as "O-dumb-a" and to Gates as a "racist."
"Ms. Landor's comments were totally inappropriate and in direct contradiction to the views of the Borough President and his office," says Stringer's office in a statement. "The Borough President has accepted Ms. Landor's resignation, effective immediately."
Landor, who lists herself on her Facebook page as a fan of Kathy Griffin, from whom she may have learned her abrasive style, need not despair -- she can always get a job at the Manhattan Institute, or perhaps ride the inevitable wave of conservative outrage over her resignation to a regular gig on Pajamas TV.
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