Another Republican official has been caught and resigned after forwarding a terribly racist joke to his buddies. This one's about a man who tries to sign his dog up for welfare, and the punchline is basically "black people suck."

David Bartholomew, the (now ex-)chair of Virginia Beach's Republican party, resigned late last night, only hours after his racist dog joke email surfaced and everyone got all mad at him. Here's the joke, in case you want to send it to your buddies:


I went down this morning to sign up my Dog for welfare.

At first the lady said, "Dogs are not eligible to draw welfare".

So I explained to her that my Dog is black, unemployed, lazy, can't speak English and has no frigging clue who his Daddy is.

So she looked in her policy book to see what it takes to qualify...

My Dog gets his first check Friday.

Is this a great country or what?

Enjoy the news report in the clip up top, where a Bartholomew defender explains that Bartholomew never knew "he was forwarding racist material," and that it "just got forwarded."