Young Republican Caught Forwarding Racist Email About Obama on Student Government Listserv

Nicholas Phelps is the Student Body President of the University of Kentucky, and by one report is a protegee of Mitch McConnell. He's evidently been learning the Republican dirty tricks at the master's knee. Yeah, this one is about Barack Obama. And there are calls for Nick Phelp's resignation for passing on the ugly and false internet rumor on a university-owned list serv. From the Lexington Herald-Leader:

The University of Kentucky student president says he regrets forwarding an e-mail about Sen. Barack Obama that some students say is offensive and divisive.
UK Student Government President Nick Phelps forwarded on Jan. 17 an e-mail deriding Obama to a Student Government Association e-mail list, angering students who regarded the message as anti-Muslim and anti-atheist and who felt Phelps inappropriately represented the student body.
Phelps said he forwarded the e-mail to the SGA executives e-mail group, which he said consists of Republicans and Democrats, including some Obama supporters, for discussion.
"Once I realized that a student was offended, I regretted sending it out," Phelps said Tuesday.
Oh, good God, Nick! You couldn't figure out that someone might be offended by a racist lie? Are you incompetent, son? Come on, you should be using the usual Republican excuse. Go to rehab, or claim you got molested as a child! Be a MAN! Think up a really good excuse or something! Seriously, maybe the dog ate your homework or something.

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