Racist Joke at Obama's Expense Leaves Banquet Crowd Gasping
January 18, 2008
Haw Haw! Bein' Black is Funny! And I'm a big dumb cracker!
A Greeley businessman apologized Wednesday after a joke about Illinois Sen. Barack Obama fell flat during the National Western Stock Show's annual Citizen of the West banquet.
William R. Farr was pretending to read telegrams congratulating this year's award recipient, University of Colorado President Hank Brown, when he pulled out a piece of paper and said, "I have a telegram from the White House."
Then he added, "They're going to have to change the name of that building if Obama's elected."
Witnesses said they could hear people gasp in the ballroom of the Adam's Mark Hotel.
"I gasped," said Gov. Bill Ritter, who was sitting at the table with Farr.Did ya get the "joke" there? Obama is black. And the White House is white. And they don't...match.