Racist or dumbass?

Monday March 16, 2009

The Real Truth has a YouTube channel One of our videos features Mayor Joseph Smitherman of Selma, Alabama fucking up very badly. Today someone added this comment:

I’m his granddaughter. After reading through the comments I felt obligated to lend explanation on what was said by my grandfather, who had to live with this to his grave. The reason he said Coon instead of King was b/c he had been in a meeting with a Councilman, Martin Coon, minutes before the news conference took place. He made an honest mistake by calling MLK Martin Luther Coon. At age 34, I think he did pretty well considering what he was up against. This was his 1st of 36 yrs in office.