Thursday, April 9, 2009

Texas Politician Shows Her Ignorance

A Republican Texas state legislator, Betty Brown, has shown how gloriously ignorant she is in general, and how unprepared she is to live in a new global environment specifically.

In House testimony, she complained that the names of Asian-Americans are way too difficult to pronounce, but she has a pretty simple solution in mind:

“Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese — I understand it’s a rather difficult language — do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here?”


She's not backing down from her earlier statement under pressure, either. In a statement made to a rep from the Organization of Chinese Americans, Brown clarified her position:

“Can’t you see that this is something that would make it a lot easier for you and the people who are poll workers if you could adopt a name just for identification purposes that’s easier for Americans to deal with?”

But she's not a racist. Republicans are simply misunderstood.

Lawmaker defends comment on Asians

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