So supposedly Rep. Westmoreland, a true Son of the South, had no idea that "uppity" had racial connotations.
This really falls in the category of pissing-on-me-and-telling-me-it's-raining.
I mean, come on. If you're going to lie at least make it a half-way believable lie.
Background and amusement from Jack and Jill : http://www.jackandjillpolitics.com/2008/09/completely-hilarious-retort-to-westmorelands-uppity-comment/