Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lawmaker Reposts Anti-Obama `RedNeck Rap'

A Kansas legislator is promising to get his "RedNeck Rap" video criticizing President Barack Obama back on YouTube. The video drew criticism because it shows Republican state Rep. Bill Otto wearing a hat describing opossum as "the other dark meat." A Democratic legislator calls the video "disturbing" and evidence of bigotry, which Otto disputes.
Otto posted the video last month, but it was taken down Thursday evening. He said Friday that his two adult daughters removed it because they didn't like him being labeled a racist. He says he'll include a new beginning to the video, to explain that the hat is a reference to his own "Ozark-American" heritage, not Obama.