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Florida GOPer Resigns After Tasteless Katrina Joke

Resigns after email mocking trapped "blacks"
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2009 9:30 AM CST

(Newser) – Carol Carter, a Florida Republican committeewoman, isn’t racist. It’s just that she likes Katrina jokes. So much that she emailed this one around last week: “How can 2,000,000 blacks get into Washington, DC in 1 day in sub zero temps when 200,000 couldn't get out of New Orleans in 85 degree temps with four days notice?” After GOP higher-ups were not amused, Carter resigned her position last night, reports the St. Petersburg Times.

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Carter is the real victim, swear her friends. Says Janice Torgerson, another local official, “I've known Carol for many, many years and I know she doesn't have a racist bone in her body.” And, though she “can’t condone” Carter’s taste in humor, she says it's “tragically sad to be losing someone like her.”
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