Prominent South Carolina Republican Rusty DePass killed his Facebook page Sunday, 6.14.09, after being caught likening the First Lady to an escaped gorilla. Yes, you read correctly; the longtime GOP activist posted the crazy comment about a gorilla escaping a zoo in Columbia, S.C., by writing “I’m sure it’s just one of Michelle’s ancestors—probably harmless.”
DePass later tried to clean up his statement after the press got wind of it and offered an (ahem) apology. He claimed, “The comment was clearly in jest.”
Really? In 2009? I need you guys to sound off on this. Please share your thoughts in the comments below.