Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Du Bist Ein Klugscheisser!

Vernon Robinson, the prima donna Winston-Salem councilman and rival of Virginia Foxx's for the 5th District Republican nomination for Congress, put a mean little radio ad up on WSJS-AM that made the station management so nervous that they pulled the ad and asked for a ruling from the FEC.

The ad was in English, attacking relaxed immigration policies for Hispanics, but ended with a disclaimer in Spanish. A manager at the station had to enlist a Spanish-speaker to decipher the message: "Yo, Gringo! This episode of 'The Twilight Zone' was paid for by Robinson for Congress."

Robinson helpfully explained to the News & Observer why he did that: "Robinson said he wanted the last sentence in Spanish to demonstrate the dislocation that English-speakers feel when they encounter people who don't speak the language. 'It would be easier to understand if it is in English,' he said. 'That's why we should make English the official language of the United States.' "

As it would be far easier for US to understand Robinson, if he only had an ounce of humanity somewhere in HIS makeup.

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