"TN GOP staffer apologizes for racist image of Obama."
Leading Democrats in Tennessee want a legislative aide fired. But, for now, an apology is all they are going to get. Sherri Goforth, an administrative assistant to state GOP Sen. Diane Black, admitted she sent out what state Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester calls a “reprehensible” e-mail on May 28 titled, “Historical Keepsake Photo.” Initially, Goforth said that she mistakenly sent the e-mail “to the wrong list of people.” Then, earlier today, Goforth issued a statement of apology, but in doing so, tried to blame the person who sent the picture to her:
“I want to offer my deepest apology regarding the offensive nature of the email forwarded to several of my colleagues.
“I also want to make it clear that it was forwarded to me from an acquaintenance with absolutely no political party ties and who is outside the Tennessee Capitol Hill arena. I should have deleted it upon receipt.
“Again, I am deeply sorry and offer a sincere apology to anyone offended.”
Goforth did not mention President Obama in her apology.