Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) said:
Republicans are struggling right now to find the great white hope.Not surprisingly, later she denied that she meant to make a racist comment. Sure, we all believe it's only accidentally she called for "a great white hope" with a president of color in the White House. "I was unaware of any negative connotation," She said. "and if I offended anybody, obviously I apologize." One clearly doesn't have to know anything about the search for "A great white hope" when in 1908 Jack Johnson became the first Black boxer to win the heavyweight championship (much like Barack Obama won the heavyweight championship of politics last Nov. 8th) to find Jenkins comment offensive. The level of Republican stupidity never seems to hit bottom.