Who does she think she is? Barack Obama?
New state Democratic Party Chairwoman Martha Laning was incredibly excited to see President Barack Obama earlier this year with Rep. David Bowen, an African-American lawmaker from Milwaukee.
Just how excited?
A secretly recorded video shows Laning telling an all-white group of fellow Dems about the experience, using her version of black dialect to impersonate Bowen, the party’s vice chairman, while adding that she now wants to go with a whole group of blacks to a similar event in the future.
“David is a wonderful black young man, and he’s sitting next to me,” Laning said in describing the scene at Obama’s July talk in La Crosse on the 35-second video clip. “My enjoyment of that speech, like, doubled because he’s like, ‘Yeah, you talk it — yeah, you just say it.’ He’s (doing that) the whole time.
“The two of us are popping up and cheering,” said Laning, a Sheboygan Dem. “I want to go with an entire group of black people to one of these (events).”