Thursday, March 03, 2011
mailing the race card
sometimes racism can send you to jail for a year (and 1 day.) republican, tan nguyen, in his 2006 campaign against democrat incumbent loretta sanchez, arranged for spanish language flyers to be mailed to the homes of registered voters with latino surnames threatening that immigrants could go to jail for voting in the usa, and that they might end up in prison. then he lied to investigators about it. well, clearly his claims are not true: it depends on one's immigration status... and i don't want to make any assumptions here, but mr. nguyen is possibly an immigrant himself? so maybe he shoulda mailed the flyer to his own home, and he might have saved himself a year (and 1 day) in jail.
here is the link:
thanks wl for this - good lookin out.