In a nasty piece of reverse race-baiting, an anonymous hacker has created a Tammy Lee look-alike site that lampoons Rep. Martin Sabo’s endorsement of the Independence Party’s Fifth District congressional candidate Tammy Lee. The site, http://www.trailblz.info/leetammy/hatesite/hatesite.htm, is clearly marked as “political satire” and “not associated with Tammy Lee for Congress,” but uses some bigoted language to criticize his endorsement of Lee.
“Tammy Lee is the Best Choice to Replace Congressman Martin Sabo,” the site reads. “After all, she’s white – just like us, and that means we can trust her. We should all agree that a Negro should never replace a great statesman like Martin Sabo.”
The “Meet Tammy Lee” link brings the visitor to a Ku Klux Klan, and other tabs link to Wikipedia items on “White Power” and “White Nationalism.”
Lee is challenging DFLer Keith Ellison, who would be the first African American and first Muslim to be elected to Congress from Minnesota.