Georgian congressman Lynn Westmoreland:

"Just from what little I’ve seen of [Michelle] and Mr. Obama, Sen. Obama, they're a member of an elitist-class individual that thinks that they're uppity," Westmoreland said. Asked to clarify that he used the word “uppity,” Westmoreland said, “Uppity, yeah.”

Somehow, I don't think Westmoreland needs to see much of the Obamas to believe they're "uppity". But it's interesting that he calls them both "elitist" and "uppity". Is "elitist" now code for "uppity", I wonder? Over to you, Ta-Nehisi.

[Update: D'oh! In the first draft, I feminized Westmoreland. I wasn't trying to be that gay.]

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