Governor Haley Barbour’s press secretary resigned today after Politico reported that he’d circulated off-color jokes about the Japan earthquake and former Attorney General Janet Reno, his office said in a curt statement today.
Barbour Press Secretary Dan Turner, a former reporter and Hill staffer who held the job since 2008, included those jokes in his Friday press round up. Similar lines had been a regular feature of his early-morning emails to other Barbour staffers and allies. One late December email included a joke about the Cambodian genocide.
Turner told me this morning that Barbour receives printed versions of the clips, not the email, and took full responsibility for the comments.
Barbour Aide Quits After Japan Joke
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