Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Still an Amazing Country

America is still and amazing country.

Where else could a little Vietnamese refugee grow up to become a law-maker in the US House of Representatives. Where else could an "ethically-challenged" incumbent whose party had held the position since 1890, have been defeated without bloodshed or at least a riot or something.

I am talking about Anh "Joseph" Cao from New Orleans. Here is a quote from the news article:
With his win, Cao, the first Vietnamese-American elected to the U.S. House, is poised to take the helm of a district whose demographics don't favor candidates like him. Drawn to give African-Americans an electoral advantage, 62 percent of the voters in the 2nd District are black, and two-thirds are registered Democrats -- although those percentages may shift as voters who have moved away since Hurricane Katrina are removed from the rolls.

And I thought this quote was kind of funny.
With Jefferson's political might weakened as he awaits trial on federal bribery and corruption charges, Cao stopped short of attacking the incumbent for his legal problems, questioning instead his effectiveness and ethics.

So congratulations Mr. Cao. I hope that you take a stand in Washington, DC and show Nancy Pelosi what a true Catholic looks like.

1 comment:

Wickle said...

By removing the stain that is Rep. Jefferson from the House, Rep. Cao has already done the country a great service.

From what I've seen of him, I like him. The fact that he ran a positive campaign with such a great opportunity to run a negative one tells me a lot about his character.

I think I'm going to keep an eye on him.