ABOVE: Mayor Dean Grose
The Mayor of Los Alamitos, the aptly-named Dean Grose, saw a photo of the White House with a watermelon patch and, after blowing snot bubbles all over his city laptop, he pushed the send button. Now he has offered the best excuse ever since George Bush claimed he had nothing to do with the “Mission Accomplished” sign. Grose says he was “unaware of the stereotype that black people like watermelon.” Apparently he thought that the picture was funny because it was showing all the porkumelons in the recently-passed stimulus bill. Or maybe he saw it as a wry commentary that the stimulus bill was so bad that it must have been written by watermelons.
And, of course, if anyone could defend Mayor Grose, it would be “Van Helsing” at Moonbattery, who calls the watermelon patch photo a “harmless joke” and calls a black woman who was offended by it a “fink who ratted [the Mayor] out [and] sacrificed friendship to the motto, ‘Never Fail to Be Offended.’” After all, what’s the point of being someone’s friend if they can’t call you a “nigger”?