“I’m not a racist. I just don’t believe in mixing the races that way,” Bardwell told the Associated Press on Thursday. “I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them just like everyone else.”
And yet this Justice of the Peace will not sign the marriage license of mixed race couples. And it’s for the children. Those poor mixed race children never grown up to be anything significant. Why they’ll be forced to spend their lives reading other people’s words off of teleprompters and accepting meaningless medals from Norwegians. How terrible for them.
This must be another example of the horrible right wing Republican racists right? Indeed, he is listed as a Republican in the Louisiana Parish Elected Officials listing. But something interesting happens when you click on the link to see his office incumbent history.
|E. Keith Bardwell, Republican, Exp.Date:12/31/14||23288 Bardwell Rd.,Ponchatoula, LA 70454, 985/542-1732|
|Keith Bardwell, Democrat, Exp.Date:12/31/08||23288 Bardwell Rd.,Ponchatoula, LA 70454, 985/542-1732|
|Keith Bardwell, Democrat, Exp.Date:12/31/02||23288 Bardwell Road,Ponchatoula, LA 70454, 985/542-1732|
|Keith Bardwell, Democrat, Exp.Date:12/31/96||224 Bardwell Rd.,Ponchatoula, LA 70454, 504/542-1732|
That’s unpossible! What possibly could have happened in 2008 that made him change parties? You don’t think it’s because of racism do ya? Of course not. Democrats are all so very enlightened and accepting! His denial of this marriage application was certainly due to the evil influence of his new party affiliation. Or, maybe not.
Evidently, Bardwell has long had a policy of not marrying interracial couples, and admitted that Louisiana’s attorney general had warned him years ago that he could “get into trouble” because of it.
“I told him if I do, I’ll resign,” Bardwell told the Daily Star. “I have rights too. I’m not obligated to do that just because I’m a justice of the peace.”
Or maybe the party of Robert Byrd, former Exalted Cyclops of the KKK, is a little less enlightened than they would like us to believe. At least they are equal opportunity haters. They say vile, childish things about women too. But what do you expect from someone that thinks Twitter is a person. Guess he’s really using that “ivy league” education.