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Wow. Sometimes there’s a story out there that looks as if it should appear on The Onion but turns out to be real! To NPR!

A promoter says he’s going to start up a whites-only professional basketball league with teams in 12 Southern cities.

And Don “Moose” Lewis says there’s nothing hateful about the idea.

“I don’t hate anyone of color,” he told the Augusta Chronicle. “But people of white, American-born citizens are in the minority now. Here’s a league for white players to play fundamental basketball, which they like.”

First, rumor has it John Heilemann will run Moose’s full quote in his upcoming book NBA Change. After telling the Augusta Chronicle, “I don’t hate anyone of color,” Moose added, “Off the record, I just like them far, far less than I like whites.”*

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Man, this is rich. Sarah Palin — remember, the woman who told the “Lie of the Year” according to Politifact.com — had the balls to spend her first appearance on Fox News as a paid contributor talking about the, as she put it, “BS” in the new book Game Change by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. As she says, via CNN’s Political Ticker:

These reporters were not any part of what I was doing there as the VP candidate,” Palin said on Fox News Tuesday, her first appearance on the network as a paid contributor. “I don’t know who they are. I haven’t met these guys.”

You know, maybe they weren’t there, Ms. Palin. But I’m guessing David McCullough wasn’t there with Harry Truman when Truman ordered Nagasaki and Hiroshima get bombed to smithereens, and Truman is considered one of the finest books, um, ever.

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