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Bill Richardson not yet supporting Alberto Gonzalez ouster... because he's Hispanic

Bill Richardson has shown once again that he's completely unfit for any political office. From this:
Presidential candidate and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) said Monday the reason he has not called for the removal of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is that the two both have Hispanic backgrounds.

Richardson, in an interview with The Hill, said he is "pretty close" to making such a call, but added that he is reluctant to do so before Gonzales's Senate testimony despite the high-profile involvement of New Mexico in the U.S. attorneys scandal.

[Richardson says] "The only reason I'm not there is because he's Hispanic, and I know him and like him... It's because he's Hispanic. I'm honest... I want to give him the benefit of the doubt."
Needless to say, if Richardson were white - or even black or Asian - he couldn't get away with making such a comment. In Richardson's case, the usual suspects will downplay it or change the subject.

Recall that he said the following back in 1995:
"We have to band together and that means Latinos in Florida, Cuban-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, South Americans - we have to network better - we have to be more politically minded - we have to put aside party and think of ourselves as Latinos, as Hispanics, more than we have in the past."
He also has/had an unpaid job with the Organization of American States as their Special Envoy to 'promote dialogue on issues... such as immigration and free trade'.

4/20/07 UPDATE: This morning, Richardson appeared on the Bill Press show and called for Gonzo to go (1.4 Meg MP3 link). Press referenced the Hill interview - without refering to the ethnic solidarity remarks - and Richardson now says:
"I believe he should resign... ...I like the guy, Bill. You know, he's a fellow Hispanic, he came up from very humble means... He's an able guy, but it's obvious that he wasn't engaged in his department and he couldn't answer the testimony in the Senate, and I waited until the Senate to make any view that he should or shouldn't resign... ...The Justice Department should be above politics..."

Politics · Thu, 04/19/2007 - 20:53 · Importance: 1

Fri, 04/20/2007 - 10:06
mary

This is no suprise...haven't you noticed that all hispanics are gung ho for their own regardless of citizenship, or criminality. Geraldo loves those drunken illegal crimaliens, Linda Chavez wants you to pay for her kin to colonize the USA!!!, Guiterez,Navarro, every single one of them is pro illegal invasion. Makes one pause about Azatlan theories doesn't it??? They are so obnoxious it makes one ill. Richardson was for securing the border until he decided to run for President. Like the others, if there's something in it for him he is easily swayed...and he sees votes on the horizon breaking in to the country. I'm suprised he hasn't arranged a bus caravan along the border to bring in more potential voters.

Fri, 04/20/2007 - 12:48
llih

Off subject, but has anyone been able to find a copy of the recent USA-Today poll on illegal immigration? Supposedly 78% of the people surveyed want illegals to have a path to citizenship. I have been unable to find a copy of the poll. Just articles referencing it. I just know it has to be a very biased in the way it was worded.

Fri, 04/20/2007 - 15:35
Smitty

"if Richardson were white - or even black or Asian - he couldn't get away with making such a comment" C'mon if Gonzales & Richardson were black and Gonzalez got caught smoking crack in a stolen vehicle transporting a freezer full of $90,000 in cash bribe money with a police escort with underage gay hookers Richardson could say whatever comments he wanted and the black voters wouldn't give a crap. O wait homesexuality is unacceptable in the black community, the gay hookers would have to be black and underage also to solicit a protest.

Sat, 04/21/2007 - 13:04
dchamil
dchamil7.blogspot.com

Gov. Richardson, I like Tom Tancredo because he's a fellow white man. Is that OK with you?