22 May 2010

"Puerto Rico....

... let it sink back in the ocean."

Lyrics from "America" in West Side Story.

Another last ditch effort by a Republican to try to win the hearts and minds... and votes... of Hispanic citizens.
Vaughn Ward is running for the Republican nomination in Idaho's 1st House district. Asked in a debate this week whether he would support a measure on Puerto Rican statehood, Ward said he opposes "extending statehood to some, to any other country," adding that he doesn't care "what country ... wants to become part of America." Told that Puerto Rico is an American territory, not a foreign country, Ward said, "I really don't care what it is."

Wonder what he thinks Hawaii was before we "acquired" it.

Since we have gotten used to 50 states, and it's a nice round number, if the Puerto Ricanos vote for statehood, can we just swap Puerto Rico for Idaho?

I would prefer Texas but it is too big to fail (but if at first you don't secede....)


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At 23 May, 2010 21:45, Anonymous Maire said...

If TX doesn't vote to secede, can the rest of us vote it off the island?

At 24 May, 2010 09:49, Blogger Clemens said...

I think Calderon and Obama have been discussing some kind of deal to give Texas back to Mexico.

Hey, it's no crazier than any of the other stuff some people believe about Obama.


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