Tuesday, September 12, 2006

reaction mixed to schwarzenegger remarks

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's taped comment that Cubans and Puerto Ricans are feisty because of their mixed black and Latino "blood" set the blood of some Democrats boiling, but others say it's no big deal.

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I'm not sure how I feel about the above. Yes, the comment is definitely ignorant and offensive but it doesn't put me in a "feisty" mood. He said it in private but apparently the recording was hacked from his office computer system so that actually raises some privacy issues which makes me a bit sympathetic to him. In the grand scheme of things, the saddest part of this whole affair is the fact that so many other elected officials have made comments which were much more ignorant and offensive but their political careers remained basically unscathed.

The above link died but here is a replacement.


DA said...

Yeah, how many politicians were at Strom Thurmond's last b-day bash kissing his ass? Democrats and Republicans. Hell, Strom was re-elected so many times, that aloe should say something....But Trent Lott was the only one who got publicaly taken to task.

Abdul-Halim V. said...

Yup, and McCain with the "Gook" comment (where he even refused to apologize at first).

And then there is the George Allen Macaca comment