Start with the current scandal royaling around her. From Monday’s New York Times report:
On Sunday, The News of the World, a tabloid, reported that the duchess had accepted $40,000 in cash — and a promise of about $717,000 more — from a “rich businessman” (really a reporter in disguise) in return for pledging to introduce him to Prince Andrew, her former husband and Queen Elizabeth’s second son.
“If you want to meet him in your business, look after me and he’ll look after you,” the paper quoted her as saying in reference to Andrew, the Duke of York. “I can open any door you want.”
Of course, the only door she opened was the trapdoor.
Then Fergie fell even farther when she tried to defend her erstwhile Duke.
“He ever, ever, never, ever, ever — he never does accept a penny for anything,” she says.
Sounds a bit ambivalent. But this sounds even worse:
“He does not and will not — he is completely whiter than white.”
Now, that could be construed as meaning “cleaner than clean.” Just as likely, though, it’s a variation on “mighty white of you,” a phrase that might or might not be racist. (See Yahoo! Answers for the broad strokes.)
Either way, at this point Sarah Ferguson’s defense of her actions is just white noise.