If you haven’t heard this story, just check out the Daily Kos piece on Larry Faircloth, and prepare to cringe. Yep: He used the word bimbo to describe Nancy Pelosi, and….he called President Barack Obama that awful word—Sambo.
And Faircloth honestly imagines he can become Governor.
Thankfully, people walked out on him. I liked the response someone gave—”You’re all just a bunch of bigots.” Amen, dude.
It was in my lifetime there was a restaurant chain in Florida called Sambo’s. Think of Denny’s, which I think bought up Sambo’s and stole the shape of their logo. My dad refused to eat anywhere else. He said he liked the pancakes, and damn yes they were good, but the decor featured—I kid you not—the actual story (in cartoon form, no less) of Sambo and the lion. Li’l Black Sambo.
If this doesn’t disqualify Faircloth from any further inclusion in state politics, it’ll only help reinforce WV’s reputation for fresh-off-the-bone, unadulterated hatred of anything outside their needle-narrow view. And who then shall we blame?