Obama zombie update: Loudoun County GOP leader resigns
Julie Carey from NBC4 in Washington, D.C. is reporting that Loudoun County Republican Committee Communications Director Robert Jesionowski has stepped down from his post.
Here is the story from NBCWashington.com:
A Loudoun County, Va., GOP official resigned over the controversial email depicting President Barack Obama as a zombie with a bullet hole in his forehead, News4’s Julie Carey reported.
The Loudoun County Republican Committee’s communications director, Robert Jesionowski, took full responsibility for the email, which was used to promote Republican activities at a Halloween parade.
“I will not excuse my missing the connotation of the zombie pic of the president,” Jesionowski wrote to LCRC Chairman Mark Sell. “(Found it online, very late, while I was hastily putting the Halloween email together.) This was in bad taste, does not reflect my own principles nor those of any political activist or candidate I know in either party, and if I had reflected a little longer I would have caught it. A different pic ought to have gone out.”
Jesionowski found the image by search Google for “Obama & zombie,” Carey reported. He said that was to tie in to some young Republicans’ “Thriller” theme for the parade. Neither Sell nor anyone else saw the email before he sent it out at 2 a.m.
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