Saturday, February 18, 2012

At Least She Can Admit A Mistake

I'm talking about the actress who starred in a racist attack ad against Senator Debbie Stabenow by Pete Hokestra, her likely opponent in the fall.  You really have to wonder what level of self-loathing inspired her to denigrate not only herself, but millions of Asians and Asian-Americans everywhere.  Hey, I'm a struggling actor, too, but there are lines I won't cross.

But, as I said, at least she admitted publicly that she made a mistake.  Which is more than can be said for Hokestra; even now that the ad has been denounced by everyone, and has given Stabenow a double-digit lead over him, he's still defending it.  In the process, he illustrates the number one reason for voting every Republican out of office:  the inability of its office holders to admit to a mistake, even an obvious one.  Do you want your national and economic security to be held hostage to that characteristic.

On the other hand, looking at this commercial in purely political terms, it could be a gift to Democrats; it's already sown the seeds for a national backlash.  Thanks, Hokestra.  The first syllable of your last name is well-earned.

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