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Wonder If This Person Was An “Operation Chaos” Mole?

Posted by Phoenix Woman on June 16, 2008

Ho-hum. Another day, another McCain racism scandal comes to light h/t TPM’s Election Central:

A key organizer of John McCain’s meeting Saturday with former supporters of Hillary Clinton is best known for her role in another bitter American fight: The effort by some white descendants of Thomas Jefferson to keep his possible African-American descendants out of family gatherings.

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But Abeles first made the news in 2003, when she and her husband, then-Monticello Association President Nat Abeles, led the fight to keep members of the Hemings family — descendants of Jefferson slave and, some historians believe, mistress Sally Hemmings — out of a gathering of the Monticello Association, which is made up of lineal descendants of the third president.

Even better: Abeles assumed the online sock-puppet persona of a 67-year-old black woman, and frequented internet chat rooms in that persona, in an effort to keep Hemming’s descendants from appearing at the Monticello gathering. Paging Mary Rosh!

Posted in 2008, John McCain, race in America, racism, Republicans, Republicans acting badly, rightwing moral cripples, WTF? | 4 Comments »

 
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