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Thursday, August 12, 2004

Personally, I'm an Irish/German-American. No Offense. 

Yahoo! News - Group Runs Anti-Kerry Ads on Black Radio Stations
A group financed by a major Republican contributor has begun running radio ads in about a dozen cities, many in battleground states, attacking Sen. John F. Kerry as "rich, white and wishy-washy" and mocking his wife for boasting of her African roots.


Another ad attacks Teresa Heinz Kerry, who, at the Democratic convention last month cited her birth and upbringing in Mozambique and who has described herself as African American. In the radio commercial, the announcer says: "His wife says she's an African American. While technically true, I don't believe a white woman, raised in Africa, surrounded by servants, qualifies."
Of course it qualifies. Africa is a continent, not an ethnicity. If you were born in Brazil and became a US citizen, you would be Latin-American. It would make no difference whether you were blonde, dark or aboriginal. If you came from Russia you could be considered Asian-American no matter the shape of your features. An English-American is a European-American just as surely as an Italian-American is.

And as for the charge that Kery is a rich, white and wishy-washy guy:

Miserable Failure and rich, white and wishy-washy guy.


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