Bil Browning

Young Republicans elect racist middle-aged woman President

Filed By Bil Browning | July 13, 2009 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics

And, no, it's not Sarah Palin.

The Young Republican convention held this weekend in Indianapolis wasn't without controversy. While no one was arrested for giving sleeping men blowjobs, this year's flap was over incoming President Audra Shay's election. AudraShay.jpgThe Lousiana woman was recently embroiled in a war of words over a comment she posted on her Facebook account.

Shay called the incident a misunderstanding in a July 3 statement.

"An individual posted two comments on my Facebook wall, the first comment arguing against big government, and the second filled with racially charged comments," she said in her statement. "I responded supporting the individual's first post. . . . I was not aware of the racial comments until sometime later, when a third individual brought it to my attention.

The problem is that Shay didn't actually respond to the first post; she voiced agreement with the person's second statement - a vociferously racial statement. When it was brought to her attention, she promptly banned her "friends" on the site who called her out for agreeing with the racist comment. Eventually she also de-friended the original person who left the racist comment.

The extreme irony is the new leader of the Young Republicans is 38 years old. That's middle-aged, not "young." Apparently they couldn't find anyone under 30 who wanted the job, and Palin wasn't available. (Palin would just quit halfway through the term anyhow!)

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Ted Baker | July 16, 2009 3:02 PM

Your rules message below is quite interesting. Your blog claims it does not tolerate personal attacks.
Humm, calling someone a racist sounds like a personal attack to me.
BTW Bil, aren't you missing an "l" in

Shay's real 'tell' was booting off a subsequent critic off the site. But to say that she responded to the second comment and not the first just because of how it appears on the facebook page is disingenuous. In this case Piker's second comment was only two minutes after his first. Shay may just not have been quick enough and once the second comment was made there's no way to insert the response after his first.

Dars says "what?".

I was responding to the passage in the original July 13 blog: "The problem is that Shay didn't actually respond to the first post; she voiced agreement with the person's second statement - a vociferously racial statement."

If someone waits too long its impossible to know which what remark the response is targeting (it's like a chat room, there can be a delay from original remark to response). What my original post doesn't explain is that Shays kicked off someone (a Young Republican no less) who objected to the 'coons' remark and called Shays to task for not taking it on specifically. If you need a citation I can prob get it to you, but it's in the original in depth acccounts of this incident.