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"Magic Negro" Could Help GOP Song Pusher

12/31/2008 2:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The Republican bigwig who sent out that "Barack the Magic Negro" song could end up being magically helped by the snafu -- and get his wish, the chairmanship of the RNC.

Chip Saltzman, who's taken plenty of flak from conservatives and liberals alike for sending out copies of a "Puff the Magic Dragon" spoof, is getting support from a slew of the GOP hotshots he needs to attract because of the mess, says Politico. An Alabama Republican says, "He was doing everyone a favor by giving us a gift."

A couple days ago, Peter Yarrow, the guy who co-wrote "Puff," didn't think it was such a gift.

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