Posted by: Jeff | October 18, 2010

The Craziest Thing You’ll Ever Read

From the Las Vegas Sun, a transcript of Sharon Angle’s answer to a question about implied racial profiling in a recent campaign ad.

Question: Why is it that in all of your commercials you have the image of Latinos? What do you see when you hear, and I quote, “illegal aliens?”

Angle: I think that you’re misinterpreting those commercials. I’m not sure that those are Latinos in that commercial. What it is, is a fence and there are people coming across that fence. What we know is that our northern border is where the terrorists came through. That’s the most porous border that we have. We cannot allow terrorists; we cannot allow anyone to come across our border if we don’t know why they’re coming. So we have to secure all of our borders and that’s what that was about, is border security. Not just our southern border, but our coastal border and our northern border.

An example of one of the ads in question below:

Sharon Angle is currently polling ahead of the incumbent Democrat, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.  If this isn’t a symbolic display of the insanity of this current political moment, then I don’t know what is.

Update: Apparently that wasn’t even the craziest thing that Angle said at the event.  Jon Ralston of the Las Vegas Sun has the transcript:

“So that’s what we want is a secure and sovereign nation and, you know, I don’t know that all of you are Latino. Some of you look a little more Asian to me. I don’t know that. [Note: it’s the Hispanic Student Union. The whole room is Hispanic teenagers.] What we know, what we know about ourselves is that we are a melting pot in this country. My grandchildren are evidence of that. I’m evidence of that. I’ve been called the first Asian legislator in our Nevada State Assembly.”

That last comment, about her being called the first Asian legislator? I have no idea what she is talking about.

Ugh.

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