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Thu Jan 24, 2019, 03:10 PM

Florida Secretary of State Michael Ertel resigns after Halloween blackface photos emerge

Source: Tallahassee Democrat

Michael Ertel, the newly appointed Secretary of State of Gov. Ron DeSantis, has resigned after photos emerged of him posing as a Hurricane Katrina victim in blackface at a private Halloween party 14 years ago.

The photos obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat were shown to the Governor's Office on Thursday morning. Hours later it issued a statement.

"The governor accepted Secretary Ertel's resignation," the Governor's Office said.

The photo was taken in 2005, eight months after Ertel was appointed Seminole County supervisor of elections and two months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.

Read more: https://amp.tallahassee.com/amp/2649161002?__twitter_impression=true

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Reply Florida Secretary of State Michael Ertel resigns after Halloween blackface photos emerge (Original post)
Jose Garcia Jan 2019 OP
Midnight Writer Jan 2019 #1
Leghorn21 Jan 2019 #3
Leghorn21 Jan 2019 #2
brooklynite Jan 2019 #4
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2019 #7
brooklynite Jan 2019 #11
brooklynite Jan 2019 #5
NCjack Jan 2019 #6
BamaRefugee Jan 2019 #8
LisaM Jan 2019 #9
murielm99 Jan 2019 #13
LisaM Jan 2019 #15
SunSeeker Jan 2019 #10
ffr Jan 2019 #12
msongs Jan 2019 #14
NurseJackie Jan 2019 #16
Grokenstein Jan 2019 #17
bullwinkle428 Jan 2019 #18
Stand and Fight Jan 2019 #19
rockfordfile Jan 2019 #20
UpInArms Jan 2019 #21
Jose Garcia Feb 2019 #23
GulfCoast66 Jan 2019 #22
truthisfreedom Feb 2019 #24

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 03:12 PM

1. He certainly "monkeyed that up".

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 03:16 PM

3. D'oh!!

Well done, MW!!

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 03:16 PM

2. Finally, there's a "Katrina victim" I have no feeling for

None whatsoever

Fuck you

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 03:19 PM

4. Photo

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 03:21 PM

7. There should be about 7.53 billion people who find that offensive.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 03:42 PM

11. 'Before the Governor appoints you, is there anything in your past that we should know about?"

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 03:20 PM

5. Sec State in Florida is an appointed position

Ron DeSantis is off to a rip-roaring start

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 03:20 PM

6. Another fine, very fine, Gopper goes down in flames. (That was fast!) nt

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 03:21 PM

8. BUT BUT BUT blackface Covington boys get to go to the White House! DISCRIMINATION!

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 03:23 PM

9. Who does this?

I can't believe all these photos of blackface are emerging. To my knowledge, no one I know has ever put on blackface. I wouldn't even have thought it was a thing! I thought it had gone the way of the dodo, and died out with acts like Amos'n'Andy as people realized how offensive it was. Even Spike Lee's movie back in 2000 was received negatively for its offensiveness.

And yet photo after photo of people wearing it come out. Yeah, I'm shocked.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 03:55 PM

13. When my kids were in middle school,

there was a boy who wanted to dress up as Michael Jordan for the Halloween party. It was an all-school party. Some of the kids went all out with the costumes.

The kid had the basketball part of his outfit. He wanted to do the blackface thing. Fortunately, his parents would not let him. He had to be a white Michael Jordan. He had just as good a time as everyone else.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 04:06 PM

15. My nephew went as Barry Bonds one year when he was about five.

He was a blond-haired, blue-eyed Barry Bonds, no problem!

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 03:32 PM

10. OMG. What the fuck is wrong with these people?

How can they be so tone deaf and racist?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 03:50 PM

12. So not welcomed to the White House by Trump and H. Sanders?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 04:02 PM

14. great a new job opening for another closet kkk type nt

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 04:14 PM

16. Bad dentures.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 04:14 PM

17. But the Kovington Katholic Kids say

It's just, like, school spirit or somethin', right?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 04:31 PM

18. "THE BEST PEOPLE..."

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 05:59 PM

20. That guy is a pos

He tried to mess with my vote in 2016. Didn't work nice try.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 06:13 PM

21. Why would anyone do this?

I just cannot, for the life of me, get into a mindset that could conceive of something this .... nasty magnitude.

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #21)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 08:11 AM

23. Yep

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 09:05 PM

22. Someone will be along shortly to tell us it was just a blackout

Like at Covington school.

Should not be necessary, but

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 08:34 AM

24. "I like beer..."

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