Friday, September 08, 2006

Caught on Tape II

A couple of months ago, Condoleeza Rice was caught on tape speaking frankly about Iraq. Now it's the Terminator's turn.

In the sanctuary of his Capitol office with an audio recorder rolling, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger describes Republican legislators as the "wild bunch" and, referring to a Latina lawmaker, casually says that "black blood" mixed with "Latino blood" equals "hot" — a fiery personality....

They also freely discuss other state legislators and the political process.

It's not particularly startling stuff. And it doesn't impress the listener the way Condi's overheard discussion does. The racial remarks, quoted above, will draw fire from people who say it's racist. But the comments were not said maliciously -- Schwarzenegger actually admires the lawmaker in question. And they aren't all that different from me attributing my penny-pinching ways to my Scottish ancestry.

I just include it here as a glimpse into Arnie's style and personality.

You can listen to an MP3 of the recording here.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not any different, Come on, thats what racists said about slaves, That is what southern racists said about slaves, And about this "pennny pinching" and Scottish ancestry thing. I have Scottish blood, and I know, it is a tiny phrase, what you see is people higher up the social scale get nobler traits, those closer to Queen Victoria, and the Kaiser's blood, are awarded nobler traits by racists, i.e the Germans were said, to be hard workingm, and the English fair, then next on the social scale, were scots, and frenhc, who were called thrifty, then the Frnch were called, passionatem, so those who were most powerful, were cli\zamed to be wonderful in steretype, those just below, them, ok, then those bottom, were accorded horrible stereotypes, blacks, were aclled inferior, and uncivilised, and hispanics, similar stuff, Jews, as thieves, this is typical crap, that apparently it is just as racist to say a German is hard working, as it is to say a Gypsy is unclean, It is not, it is obeying nazi racial stereotypes, To say what has been said, is not racist, and is not in tandem with exactly the same beliefs as slave owners had in the 19th Century, slave owners who owned some of my ancestors, is all the same, letting him off, for something that is unavowadly racist, and lets face it hypocritical, as he spends half his life groping women, so what right has a scumbag like him to call anybody uncivilised like that, moderate republicans, are always racist, its why they joinm the party

9/10/2006 6:50 AM  

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