Sure, the judiciary's human. Sure, people do stupid things, but this is one for the record books. Montana Federal District Judge Richard Cebull admitted to sending a racially charged email - from his chambers - which involves race, bestiality, the president and his mother.
From USA Today:
Cebull, of Billings, was nominated by former president George W. Bush and received his commission in 2001 and has served as chief judge for the District of Montana since 2008.
The subject line of the e-mail, which Cebull sent from his official courthouse e-mail address on Feb. 20 at 3:42 p.m., reads: "A MOM'S MEMORY."
"Normally I don't send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching. I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine.
"A little boy said to his mother; 'Mommy, how come I'm black and you're white?' " the e-mail joke reads. "His mother replied, 'Don't even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you're lucky you don't bark!' "
"It was not intended by me in any way to become public," Cebull said. "I apologize to anybody who is offended by it and I can obviously understand why people would be offended."
"The only reason I can explain it to you is I am not a fan of our president, but this goes beyond not being a fan," Cebull said. "I didn't send it as racist, although that's what it is. I sent it out because it's anti-Obama."
Which begs the question of impartiality - not to mention judgment - which judges are supposed to have in abundance. This guy has got to go. And you can help.
Call his chambers at the public phone number (406) 247-4490 and ask when he's going to resign. And then sign this petition.
Again, this guy's got to know he can't get away with this - at least without being noticed.