April 8, 2008


Delegate for Obama quits over remark (ABDON M. PALLASCH. 4/08/08, Chicago Sun-Times)

Linda Ramirez-Sliwinski, a Carpentersville village trustee, was elected as an Obama delegate to the Democratic National Convention. She sports an Obama sign in her front yard.

On Saturday, two neighbor children were playing in the tree next-door to her house.

Ramirez-Sliwinski "came outside and told the children to quit playing in the tree like monkeys. The tree was not on Ramirez-Sliwinski's property," Carpentersville Police Commander Michael Kilbourne said.

Ramirez-Sliwinski admitted she used the word "monkeys," but said she did not intend racism. She said she was only trying to protect them from falling out of the tree.

Is this the sort of PC policing we'd have to look forward to?

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 8, 2008 9:24 AM

Ticketed? What possible charge could it be?

Posted by: Bob at April 8, 2008 9:43 AM

For many of us, that's a term of endearment! :-)

Posted by: Jorge Curioso at April 8, 2008 9:57 AM

May I call Michelle Obama an anti-American tigress? Are Jeremiah Wright and James Meeks anti-American howler?

Posted by: ratbert at April 9, 2008 7:19 AM


She was charged with disorderly conduct.

Which makes you wonder, what would Wright be charged with if he gave a sermon on the street corner in Carpenterville?

Posted by: jim hamlen at April 9, 2008 9:33 AM
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