Turns out Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra, the man behind infamous “Debbie Spend it Now” commercial, also has a racist web site.
Critics are pointing to html code behind the website describes the Asian woman seen in his commercial and website as “yellowgirl.”
“The image in question was originally named yellowshirtgirl but was mistakenly shortened in one place.
It’s that simple,” web consultant who worked on the site Kristen Luidhardt told TPM.
The HTML code has since been updated to read “yellowshirtgirl.”
Politico reports Hoekstra is unapologetic and thinks the controversy is exciting. More from Politico.com:
> Hoekstra was far from apologetic Monday – and even declared his excitement that the ad had stirred up such controversy. “It hits Debbie smack dab between the eyes where she is vulnerable,” he said Monday on a previously scheduled conference call with reporters. > “We knew we were taking an aggressive approach on this. I’m excited … it has jump-started the debate,” he said.
Hoekstra also told reporters Monday that his ad is “insensitive” only to the spending philosophy of Stabenow and Democratic President Barack Obama.