Salvatore Ballarino, who provoked controversy in Staten Island by forwarding an allegedly racist email
featuring Barack Obama and John McCain, has resigned
from the Staten Island Community Education Council, borough president James Molinaro announced today. The Staten Island Advance
shows part of the email, which is not, as we thought yesterday, an actual cartoon, but more of a Gerald Gardner
photo-funnies thing, albeit with more provocative dialogue ("I have black people in my family tree." "Really? That's great." "If I recall, they're still hanging there." [Obama makes grim face]). Advance
commenters generally consider the resignation "bullsh!t."