Friday, March 20, 2009


Buck Wolf’s Weird News Central: GOP Leader Ticks Off Dwarves

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Can GOP leader Michael Steele do anything without sticking his foot in his mouth?

Thanks to his shortcomings, Steele is now dealing with a bunch of angry little people.

The GOP leader earned the wrath of dwarfs when he told reporters last month that the Republican Party had to reach out to new groups, “even one-armed midgets.”

“Midget” is a circus term, coined by P.T. Barnum, and hearkens back to the years when the only work a little person could get was with a circus sideshow.

Little People Of America – a national support group for dwarfs – has fired off an angry letter to the GOP headquarters demanding an apology, but they haven’t responded.

However, Buck Wolf of About.com’s Weird News Central has obtained the letter, and it’s up on his site, weirdnews.about.com.

He says, “You can respectfully call a little person a dwarf. That’s a medical term. But when you use the M-word, get ready to face the wrath of an army of men and women, 4-foot- 10 and under.”

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