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God, Guatemalans and Other GOP Gaffes

August 27, 2006

Just days after Senator George Allen's MacacaGate scandal, the Republican Party continued to offer a cornucopia of egregious gaffes and uproarious utterances.
In Montana, Senator Conrad Burns lived up to his recent claim that he could "self-destruct in one sentence." Just weeks after attacking out-of-state firefighters who came to the aid of Montana, the Senator belittled the "nice little Guatemalan man" who does work on the Burns' house. Perhaps joking about Hugo's green card might earn Burn's a ticket back to Big Sky Country.
Meanwhile in Florida, Florida Congresswoman and Senate candidate Katherine Harris drew the ire of the Avenging Angel for her public call for divine intervention. Troubled by campaign turmoil, beset by ethics woes and trailing by 35%, Harris turned to God for help this week. Calling the separation of church and state "a lie we've been told," Harris told religious right supporters that failing to elect Christian would result in government that would "legislate sin." According to Harris, "God is the one who chooses our rulers." If so, He must really like Democrat Bill Nelson.
And speaking of Katherine Harris and Florida's 13th district, her would-be replacement Tramm Hudson became just the latest Republican race baiter to run afoul of the Avenging Angel. During a recent campaign event, the former Alabaman Hudson declared "I know from experience, that blacks are not the greatest swimmers." Unlike Katherine Harris, whose seat he seeks to fill, Hudson at least realized "I said something stupid."
For more on the words and deeds of the miscreants of the Right, visit the Avenging Angel.


Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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