SC Republican Apologizes For Comparing Michelle Obama To A Gorilla

Posted by | June 15, 2009 11:59 | Filed under: Top Stories

South Carolina GOP activist Rusty DePass (right, with W.) offered a non-apology apology after posting on Facebook that Michelle Obama is related to a gorilla.

The exchange occurred after Trey Walker, an advisor to S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster, posted an innocuous Facebook update about this morning’s escape of a Western Lowlands Gorilla from Columbia’s Riverbanks Zoo.


Walker’s harmless update, however was followed by a highly-questionable comment from longtime SCGOP activist and former State Senate candidate, Rusty DePass.


“I’m sure it’s just one of Michelle’s ancestors — probably harmless,” DePass wrote.



Busted by South Carolina political blogger Will Folks on his FITNEWS blog, DePass told WIS-TV in Columbia, “I am as sorry as I can be if I offended anyone. The comment was clearly in jest.”


Then he added, “The comment was hers, not mine,” claiming Michelle Obama made a recent remark about humans descending from apes. The Daily News could find no such comment.


And Mike Green, another Republican activist who works for gubernatorial candidate Adam Piper had this wonderful comment.



We anxiously await an apology for this one. Hopefully, Green won’t use DePass as a role model for apologies.

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