NJ Lawmaker's Wife: Why Does A Black Guy Think He Understands Politics?
What are the Bored Political Wives of New Jersey or whatever that show was up to these days? In the latest scintillating episode, the wife of New Jersey GOP (now ex-) Assemblyman Patrick Delaney is keepingher vacuous afternoons busy firing off bilious illiterate racist tirades to New Jersey state Senate candidate and zillion-time Olympic champion runner Carl Lewis, who is black. Yeah, so who does this black guy think he is? "Imagine having dark skin and name recognition and the nerve to think that equalled (sic) knowing something about politics," Jennifer Delaney furiously wrote to his campaign. But no one besides famous white person with no political experience Donald Trump found this funny, however, and Patrick Delaney had to resign. Let's see the rest of her email!
The New Jersey Star-Ledger shares with us:
“Imagine, not having to pay NJ state income taxes ... It must be nice. Imagine getting a court ruling overturned so your name could get put on the ballot. Imagine having dark skin and name recognition and the nerve to think that equalled (sic) knowing something about politics. Sure, knowing someone with fat purse strings is nice, but you have no knowledge,” the website quotes Jennifer Delany writing.
In a statement issued shortly after the story appeared on the website, Delany, a Republican from Burlington County who resigned Aug. 12, acknowledged the e-mail’s authenticity and said it was the reason he resigned.
"I am deeply disappointed in my wife's decision to send that email to Mr. Lewis' campaign; it does not reflect my personal beliefs whatsoever,” he said. “In an attempt to repair the serious damage this has caused to our marriage, and to protect our kids from public humiliation, I decided to leave public life. On behalf of my family, we sincerely apologize to Mr. Lewis for any pain this caused him."
Yeah, save it for the Yahoo! News comments section, Jennifer.
Oh, and do not read the comments on the Star-Ledger story if you do not want to be reminded how many people cannot understand why Jennifer Delaney's email is racist. [New Jersey Star-Ledger]