Jeb Bush Fires His Techie for Tweeting While White
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From the New York Times:

In the first organizational upheaval of his likely presidential campaign, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida parted ways Tuesday with a new aide who was to oversee his digital efforts.

Ethan Czahor, a co-founder of, was hired as “chief technology officer” for Mr. Bush, but was dismissed one day after his appointment was announced after a trail of inflammatory comments was revealed.

“While Ethan has apologized for regrettable and insensitive comments, they do not reflect the views of Governor Bush or his organization, and it is appropriate for him to step aside,” said Kristy Campbell, a spokeswoman for Mr. Bush.

Mr. Czahor initially deleted a series of sexually charged Tweets, including one that mentioned “sluts,” and Ms. Campbell had earlier suggested that his job was safe.

But The Huffington Post subsequently reported that when he was a college radio host in 2008, Mr. Czahor compared rappers to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King, he said, “didn’t have his pants sagged to his ankles” and did not speak in “jibberish.”

Mr. Czahor also said at the time that black parents needed to get their act together — although he used a stronger word than act — “as the majority of newborn black babies belong to single-parent households.”

As President Obama told Vox, he’s confident the Democrats won’t have to pay much of political a price for Ferguson and Trayvon because Republicans now have much less ability to publicly express their views than they did just ten years ago.

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