Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:39 PM
Are_grits_groceries (15,698 posts)
Republican retreat kicks off with a rocky start (LOL!)
Reporters quickly noted that a session for lawmakers called "Discussion on Successful Communication with Minorities and Women" will actually take place in the "Burwell Plantation" room at the resort where the retreat is being held.
It turns out, according to NBC News, the room "is named after the Burwell Family, a wealthy family that owned many slaves in 18th century Southern Virginia."
The irony of learning how to woo minorities in a room named after slaveholders was not lost on Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.): "I don't pick the rooms we meet in."
The New York Times reports the panel discussion on how to communicate with minorities and women included three white lawmakers. Walden had to note that the panel would include several women, whom he identified as "a woman from CNN" and "Sean Duffy's wife."
Ha! They don't need any help on imploding.
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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:47 PM
Cirque du So-What (10,463 posts)
3. Nope, not the Onion
The Onion does have their standards, after all, and if one of their staffers had suggested such an implausible scenario, the others would have derided the notion as 'too obvious.'