Obama Delegate “Monkey” Comment Continues to Reverberate

First, she says she will.

Then, she says she won’t.

It’s so hard to keep up with this story, I won’t even try.

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Richard Roper weighed in on the issuance of a $75 ticket by Carpentersville Village Police to Trustee Linda Ramirez-Sliwinski for calling two neighbor African-American boys climbing in a tree “monkeys.”

And, instead of relinquishing her primary election earned privilege to cast a Democratic Party National Convention vote for Barack Obama, as Obama operatives desired, the Mexican-American village official is now saying it’s on to Denver to cast that vote.

Obama operative Bedn Labolt now tells the Chicago Sun-Times:

“Ms. Ramirez-Slawinski is an elected delegate, and we respect her decision to represent the campaign at the convention. It is clear that the incident was a mis- understanding.”

“Misunderstanding” is certainly not a word I heard from her neighbor Damatta Stewart Tuesday night on TV.

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The article on the top right about Linda Ramirez-Sliwinski’s agreeing to resign her Barack Obama delegate spot came from Tuesday’s Chicago Sun-Times. The story on the upper left came from Wednesday’s Chicago Sun-Times web site. Both can be enlarged by clicking on their images.

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