That's the headline the Washington Post put on the January 30 AP story, which contains the same smear:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Republican gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman is severing ties with an elected official who described himself as a "proud racist."
The Whitman campaign issued a statement Saturday disavowing Santa Clarita Councilman Bob Kellar. The statement comes one day after state Democrats called on the former eBay chief executive to distance herself from Kellar.
Of course, Kellar did not describe himself as a "proud racist" at the Save Our State rally against illegal immigration. It's amazing that this sort of flagrant untruth can survive in the age of YouTube:
At about 2:05, Kellar explicitly cites Theodore Roosevelt on the importance of "One Flag, One Language". (n.b. not "one race"). Then he goes on to say that when he mentioned this at a council meeting
"The only thing I heard back from a couple of people was 'Bob, you sound like a racist'".
"I said, 'That's good. If that's what you think I am because I happen to believe in America, I'm a proud racist. You're darn right I am'."
That's IF. IF!!!!!!!!
In other words, this is exactly the same formulation that Patrick Henry used in his famous 1765 speech: "If this be treason, make the most of it."
As far as I can see, no-one has pointed out this striking parallel.
I realize that immigration enthusiasts have no interest in American history. And, of course, what they're doing is, in fact, treason.
And needless to say, we didn't expect Meg Whitman to do anything other than betray her supporter and run away from this chance to rally her party's white base and focus attention on illegal immigration.
But if her far-behind primary opponent Steve Poizner had any sense, he would denounce Whitman and seek Kellar's endorsement.
Of course, the consultants who are battening on both multi-millionaires' self-financed campaigns would certainly oppose anything so effective (and so cheap).