GOP booth sells $3 Obama bills at state fair

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — A $3 bill has both Democrats and Republicans talking.

The controversial bill features Barack Obama wearing a headdress, propelling a widespread myth that he’s Muslim. Some call it a joke, but not everyone’s laughing.

Carol Ronken is, in fact fuming over the bill which she found at the Evergreen State Fair’s Republican Party booth.

“It’s racist. It’s disgusting,” she said.

On the bill the words “da man” are printed under his face, perpetuating the myth. Obama is, in fact, a Christian.

“To make money on top of it even makes it worse,” Ronken said. “They weren’t giving it way; they were selling it for $3.”

Ronken snapped a picture, then called the local newspaper.

Republican county chair Geri Modrell says she never approved the bill.

“It’s not the policy of this party to use this low-level of humor,” she said.

Calling the bills a bad joke and nothing more, Modrell says she has asked volunteers to put them away.

Somebody thought it was funny. Somebody thought it was funny, that’s all,” she said.

Those bills are no longer being sold at the fair, but they’re available from several sources on the Internet. One Web site is even selling a pack of 25 for $5.


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