Monday, September 29, 2008

After I'm Done Being Mayor I Want To Be One O' Them There Theologian Fellas

We're coming to you today from the Would It Be Irresponsible To Speculate? It Would Be Irresponsible Not To Department here in the marbled halls of IM Central. WIBITS IWBINT is a division of Just Asking, Inc. in partnership with the What Are You Looking At Me For Corporation.

Fort Mill Mayor Danny Funderburk says he was “just curious” when he forwarded a chain e-mail suggesting Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama is the biblical antichrist. “Hey, you can find anything in the bible,” Funderburk said in a telephone interview. “I was just wondering if you would still be a racist if you didn't vote for the antichrist.”

Funderburk apparently sent the e-mail from his business account at Gastonia Sheet Metal where he works as a business agent. "Actually I'm more of a change agent," Funderburk said. "I change the towels in the executive washroom. Being mayor just means I'm the one who can read."

OK, now while we certainly understand that a guy named Funderburk might have some...ah...issues because he probably spent most of his high school years being crammed into his locker or pushed into the girl's bathroom, we're pretty certain that being mayor means you're not supposed to be forwarding chain letters around.

The e-mail, which has circulated in the last six months since Obama secured the Democratic nomination, claims the biblical book of Revelation says the antichrist will be in his 40s and of Muslim ancestry. "You have to admit, that's pretty darned coincidental," the mayor told reporters. "I mean, I'm just doing my job here. I've got the people of Fort Mill to think about. This is why I was elected."

There is no such scripture. And Obama is not a Muslim.

"Oh. Well bad."

The mayor said it was a mistake not to include a subject line when he forwarded the chain e-mail. "Something like 'Don't vote for Osama bin Obama' or 'Antichrist '08.' would probably have worked. I'm just spitballing here."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Isn't it something that he could not relate to the "exorcisms" of Sarah Palin?
Isn't it something that Funderburk could not relate to Palin's daughter as "Eve"?
Isn't it something that he could not relate to Troopergate, DUI, Bridge to Nowhere all as in "tarred and feathered"?
And isn't it something that he is from South Carolina where cotton grew and slavery was once the "rage"?
(And if it isn't something, not only are you an extreme right wing Republican,your mind remains "hooded" on plantations , and you're still dancing with the snakes.)