2nd UT Student in Hot Water Over Tasteless Tweet

'My president's black, he snorts a lot of crack": Cassandra Wright
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2011 2:43 AM CST
GOP Student Leader: My Black Prez Snorts Crack
President Obama gestures as he speaks during the news briefing at the White House yesterday. He was the target of another jaw-dropping comment from the head of University of Texas College Republicans.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – Another student GOP leader is in big trouble for being tasteless in Texas. "My president's black, he snorts a lot of crack," tweeted Cassandra Wright, president of the University of Texas College Republicans. Wright's predecessor, Lauren Pierce, just stepped down last month after she tweeted that it might be "tempting" to shoot the president, launching a boatload of criticism. Wright's response has been to shut down public access to her Twitter account, reports the Daily Mail. But the UT College Republicans seem as disgusted with Wright as, well, Democrats.

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"The opinion of our President Wright is that of her own, and not in keeping with our core values, our standards, and our code of conduct," a student spokesman told the Austin campus newspaper the Daily Texan. "UT College Republicans does respect the office of the President of the United States. We are all Americans, and even if we do not agree with certain policies, the UT College Republicans wish all our leaders well, as they are all dedicated to public service." It's no big surprise Wright landed in hot water: She earlier defended Pierce's comment as a "positive statement in a way." She added: "I don’t really see anything wrong with it. It’s just a personal comment, not representative of any group. Just freedom of speech, you know?" (Read more Lauren Pierce stories.)

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