WRTV's Rafael Sanchez draws attention to a Facebook post made by Charlotte Lucas, wife of Lucas Oil's Forrest Lucas, in which she rants about minorities. Lucas, who currently serves as executive vice president of Lucas Oil Products, said she was "sick and tired of minorities running our country!" "As far as I'm concerned, I don't think that atheists (minority), muslims [sic] (minority) nor any other minority group has the right to tell the majority of the people in the United States what they can and cannot do here. Is everyone so scared that they can't fight back for what is right or wrong with his country?" Lucas confirmed to WRTV the words in the Facebook post were made by her:
"I was very upset when I wrote that," she said. "I will not elaborate other than to say that there are certain people who are trying to make the whole world eat what they want to eat and do what they want to do. I don't think it's any of their business what I put in my mouth. Thank you."Yeah, I guess she was trying to outdo the Colts' Jim Irsay in doing the walk of shame. Not the kind of things you want to say publicly when your name adorns the most visible public building in the state's capitol city.
UPDATE: A quick check around the dial shows WRTV's report as the only report on this matter in the traditional local media. It looks like the downtown mafia sent out a memo ordering this news story suppressed. Lucky for Charlotte.