Sunday, December 07, 2008
Go, Cao, Go!
Three cheers for the folks who live in Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District (New Orleans). To wit:
Voters in Louisiana ousted indicted Democratic Rep. William Jefferson on Saturday, instead electing a Republican attorney who will be the first Vietnamese-American in Congress.
Unofficial results showed Anh "Joseph" Cao denying Jefferson a 10th term. Republicans made an aggressive push to take the seat from the 61-year-old incumbent, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of bribery, laundering money and misusing his congressional office. ...
Though he was the underdog, Cao received endorsements from some Democrat and green-conscious groups as well as the area's Vietnamese-American community. Cao came to the United States as a child after the fall of Saigon in 1975 and went on to earn degrees in philosophy, physics and law.
Louisiana has now elected the nation's first Indian-American governor and the first Vietnamese-American congressman ... and both of 'em are Republicans. It's funny - no, wait, it's more sad than funny - that the mainstream media has greeted these two happenings, if you will, with a great collective sigh.
That said, I want all of the Obamaniacs who read this blog to keep this in mind whenever they're getting all tingly 'bout their Man: President-elect B. Hussein Obama was attending the esteemed Punahou Academy in Hawaii when U.S. Representative-elect Joseph Cao and his his family were fleeing with their lives as communist forces overran South Vietnam.
You know, a charge of bigamy is the only thing from which a member of Obama's immediate family has fled. Sad, but true.