Marilyn Davenport, a member of the Southern California Republican Party central committee, reportedly sent out the email that included a photo of chimpanzee parents and child — with Obama’s face superimposed on the chimpanzee child — with the caption: “Now you know why no birth certificate.”
Davenport sent the photo to her right-wing GOP mailing list and it went viral on conservative forums and bulletin boards.
Davenport promised the Associated Press that she would issue a written response to the charge but then went silent.
But Davenport admitted sending out the photo when contacted by the OC Weekly newspaper, telling a reporter that it was “just an Internet joke.” Then she added: “You’re not going to make a big deal about this are you?”
The paper doesn’t have to. Davenport’s questionable actions took care of that.