Georgia Lawmaker Likens GOP to KKK, Then Womanizers

Comments about 'white sheets' stir things up
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2010 3:17 PM CST
Georgia Lawmaker Likens GOP to KKK, Then Womanizers
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A Georgia state senator has thrown down against his political rivals, comparing turncoat Democrats to Ku Klux Klan members, Mediaite reports. State Senator Robert Brown, lashing out against his former Dems who'd switched over to the GOP after Republicans made big gains in the election, said that they "put on some red sheets on the bed and say. ‘You know we can get rid of the blue sheets, but keep the white one over there because we might need that one for the midnight meeting.’”

GOP State Representative Allen Peake pounced on the comments, saying that the implication of KKK associations in "white sheets" was "very, very offensive," and demanding an apology. Brown, who is African American, called a press conference, presumably to apologize, but instead said that “when I referred to the bed sheets and meetings, I was thinking of the sexual trysts many Republicans have either been found guilty of or alleged to have participated in while serving in state government." (More KKK stories.)

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