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Friday, September 16, 2005
An official in the Bush administration has referred to the New Orleans evacuees as "yard apes" and has not yet been fired. That's not true, but this is true. An official in the Barton administration has referred to New Orleans evacuees as "yard apes" and has not yet been fired. Tom Barton, President of Greenville Tech, is appropriately shocked by the comment by the associate vice president of student services, Renee Holcombe, but he did not immediately fire her. Barton said he couldn't say whether Holcombe would remain in her current position because the school is consulting with attorneys on the action it can take. Barton told the Greenville News that Holcombe made the comment at a briefing last Thursday to inform college employees of their roles as Greenville Tech bused hurricane survivors from the Palmetto Expo Center for registration. Barton said. "It was stated that we will take these yellow buses and go pick up these yard apes." Again, Barton has expressed shock over the comment. He called it "asinine," and said, "My God, how bad can bad get?" But he didn't immediately fire Ms. Holcombe. He's consulting with his lawyer to see what the school can do. Can you imagine if this story involved the Bush administration instead of the Barton administration, and President Bush had not yet decided whether to fire the offending person? Impeachment proceeding would be well underway. There would be such a race to the microphones that any one of at least 50 U.S. Senators would have been trampled to death. Ralph Bristol
posted by Jack Mercer @ 9/16/2005 05:03:00 AM  
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Miriam Webster defines Snipe as: to aim a carping or snide attack, or: to shoot at exposed individuals (as of an enemy's forces) from a usually concealed point of vantage.

Miriam Webster defines Snippet as: : a small part, piece, or thing; especially : a brief quotable passage.

In short, "Snipets" are brief, snide shots at exposed situations from a concealed vantage point.

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