Janeane Garofalo accuses Gop of using Herman Cain to hide racism

  • Nerve
On Wednesday's Countdown, liberal actress/comedienne/tattooed pundit Janeane Garofalo joined Keith Olbermann to talk a little politics. As they were discussing Sarah Palin's mispronunciation of Herman Cain's name as "Herb" Cain (possibly confusing him, as Olbermann joked, with former columnist Herb Caen), talk turned to the Republican Party's ostensible infatuation with the recent Florida straw-poll winner. Garafalo surmised that "Herman Cain is probably well liked by some of the Republicans because it hides the racist elements of the Republican Party." She then went on to elaborate her theory of a Gop tokenist plot, taking a swipe at "Bush's Brain" in the process: "People like Karl Rove liked to keep the racism very covert. And so Herman Cain provides this great opportunity so that you can say 'Look, this is not a racist, anti-immigrant, anti-female, anti-gay movement. [...]
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