“Have any of you noticed that Barack Obama is part African-American?” Sebelius asked with sarcasm. “(Republicans) are not going to go lightly into the darkness.”Morrissey then goes on to say:
"There is nothing more dishonorable in politics than calling opponents “racists” without evidence. It not only smears people who have tried to keep race out of the election, it is a McCarthyite tactic to silence critics".Morrissey also notes that the AP or the Miami Herald seems to have edited the original article removing the “(Republicans) will not go lightly into the darkness” quote". He then asks:
"Why did this story get changed? Did someone at the AP or Herald decide that it made the smear tactics just too obvious? Clearly, someone got second thoughts about including that quote from Sebelius, and either the AP or the Herald need to explain their sanitation of Sebelius’ remarks.[Rush Limbaugh elaborates further on this subject. Click here to read his commentary.]
First off, let me just say that the original quote is still intact on the AP/Google news site. So who's responsible for censoring those remarks from the Miami Herald and other news sites? I don't know. But here's another interesting tidbit that you may find quite interesting.
I requested a transcript of the Governor's remarks from the the Iowa City Public Library and the Kansas State Library. I received the following response from the the Director of Public Services at the Kansas State Library:
Now, I've already noted how the Obama campaign has been stifling free speech here in the US and employing communist style suppression in order to protect Barack Obama, but apparently it goes much further than that. Not only do we not have the right to speak out against Senator Obama, but apparently anything we say, now belongs to him. That's right, the very words you utter and the remarks you make are now the property of Barack Obama and his campaign - according to Governor Sebelius' staff.
I checked with Governor Sebelius's staff and they said that the remarks are the property of the Obama campaign.
Here is the contact information for the campaign.
Director of Public Services
State Library of Kansas
300 SW 10th Ave Rm 343-N
Topeka KS 66612
Is it possible the Governor now regrets uttering her McCarthyite remarks? Perhaps, but they are no longer her remarks anymore - they are now the sole Property of Barack Obama.