Awwwww. The Rutland County GOP has apparently dumped its Facebook page. You know, the one famous for definitely racist and all-but-racist anonymous postings in the name of topical humor?
Well, it's gone. Thankfully, we preserved their excesses in the posts linked above.
Ever since GMD first brought the Facebook posts to light on Sunday, Rob Towle, the tone-deaf chair of the RCGOP, had issued a strong of absurd defenses, non-apologies, and attacks in apology form. I guess things finally got too hot for him -- especially since the national media is on the case. First Huffington Post, and now NBCNews.com.
Might also have had something to do with VTGOP chair Jack Lindley's evident displeasure at his southern brethren's comedic diarrhea, as reported yesterday by VTDigger:
As for an official apology, Lindley said, "I haven't actually seen it, so it's a little hard for me to be able to say that I'm issuing an apology." He repeated that it wasn't part of "civil discourse" several times, however, also calling it "most inappropriate."
..."If I had any control over it whatsoever, that would never see the light of day. But I have no control over it, obviously."
I can almost imagine him hanging up the phone and mixing himself a nice tall Jack-and-Maalox. The last thing he needed, what with the fallout from Paul LePage's visit and the disastrous campaign finance reports filed by his candidates, is another self-inflicted injury.
Farewell, Rutland County GOP Facebook Page; we hardly knew ye.