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08/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Audra Shay: New GOP "Racist" Headache On Facebook

Note to Republicans: Racist "humor", the Internet and political ambitions don't mix. Audra Shay, vice chairman of the Young Republicans and the leading candidate to be elected its chairman on Saturday, is now the latest in a growing list of GOP officials learning this lesson the hard way, based on pictures of a now-deleted Facebook page obtained by The Daily Beast. [...]

On Wednesday, Shay--a 38-year old army veteran, mother and event planner from Louisiana who has been endorsed by her governor, Bobby Jindal--was holding court on her Facebook page, initiating a political conversation by posting that "WalMart just signed a death warrant" by "endorsing Obama's healthcare plan." At 1:52, a friend named listed as Eric S. Piker, but whose personal page says his actual name is Eric Pike, wrote "It's the government making us commies... can't even smoke in my damn car... whats next they going to issue toilet paper once a month... tell us how to wipe our asses..."

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