Maine State Senator Michael Willette (R) is in hot water after making this Facebook post:
Yes, that’s right, a State Senator posted that he thinks that President Obama is related to Islamic terrorists. Good thing there aren’t any racial implications there (sarcasm). You’ll also note that Senator Willette added, ” “I’ve been very good over the last year and a half about not posting things about Obama, but this one was too good to pass up. I promise this will be the last one for some time.”
I think it will be the last time, too.
The post has since been deleted, and Willette has apologized, saying:
“I apologize for posting this on Facebook. Like too many people these days, I fell into the trap of posting something first and then thinking later. It was an error in judgment.”
What’s the lesson here? Don’t be racist on social media. And wow, don’t make posts that imply that the President of the United States is related to members of one of the world’s most despicable terrorist groups.