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Disgraced doc David McKalip breaks from family vacation in Yellowstone to attend TEA Party, blast Obama’s health care plan

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When the typical American family goes on vacation to Yellowstone National Park, they go to Ol’ Faithful, they take photos of the wildlife, keep an eye out for the occasional bear. You know, the whole ‘taking in nature’ thing. Not Dr. David McKalip. You may remember him as the St. Petersburg doctor who emailed out a photoshopped picture of Barack Obama depicted as a witch doctor. As president-elect of the Pinellas Medical Association and a prominent opponent of the President’s…

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St. Petersburg Times’ political editor Adam Smith fails to give credit where credit is due

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Two similar national stories about altered photos of Barack Obama, each with a local connection, have captivated both the traditional media and the blogosphere. The first centered around St. Petersburg’s Dr. David McKalip’s e-mailing of a photoshopped picture of Obama depicted as a witch-doctor, the second was about Florida state Rep. Darryl Rouson’s denouncement of the posting on the Pinellas County Republican Party’s Facebook page of a widely disseminated image of Barack Obama painted in whiteface, supposedly to look like a…

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Continuing coverage of doctor’s racist email depicting Barack Obama as a witch doctor

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7:20 p.m. – Tomorrow’s St. Petersburg Times story on McKalip. 7:18 p.m. – McKalip says he is taking a leave of absence from a leadership role with the American Medical Association. “That e-mail depicted such an offense image, and it was completely inappropriate for me to thoughtlessly forward it out,” McKalip said. “A person in my position, who’s trying to help patients and trying to do it in organized medicine, needs to think hard about the people he’s going to…

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