GOP's Barbour Refers to Himself As 'Fat Redneck'

Sunday, 11 Apr 2010 12:03 PM

 

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Race and "fat rednecks" and Republicans.

First there's national Republican Party chairman Michael Steele, who has come under criticism for his leadership. Steele says he thinks he's being held to a higher standard because he's black.

Then there's a former GOP chairman, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. He disagrees with Steele's assessment. Barbour says that's like saying, "I think I'm held to the higher standard because I'm a fat redneck with an accent like this."

Barbour, a potential presidential candidate in 2012, says party chairmen have been and continue to be judged by results.

Barbour appeared on CNN's "State of the Union."

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