Jon Huntsman, Manchurian Mormon

This samizdat video was posted Wednesday by “NHLiberty4Paul”, a new YouTube account apparently not formally associated with the Ron Paul campaign — and not, to be clear, necessarily a Dr. Evol supporter. Near as we can tell, the video conclusively proves that speaking a foreign language immediately disqualifies you from American politics.

[via Weigel]

He was the fucking ambassador to fucking China, for fuck’s sake. Wouldn’t you think it would be a good idea for him to speak Chinese?

Where’s the video of Ron Paul speaking Racistidioteese? This would ensure his victory in the primaries…

From the Dept of You Can’t Make This Stuff Up, c/o today’s LA Times:

“Marriage is not a right,” Santorum said. “It’s a privilege that is given to society by society for a reason….We want to encourage what is the best for children.”

So important is it to have both a father and a mother, Santorum suggested, that even a father who “is in jail and has abandoned” his family is better for a child than two gay parents.

Okay. That’s pretty craptacular. Mormon sidenote and then a joke:

Almost all missionaries are fluent in a language other than English. They learn it at the MTC for as long as it takes. Period.

Joke: If you speak two languages, you’re bilingual.
If you speak three languages, you’re trilingual.

What are you if you speak one language?

A US MerrKKKun.


Nah, I’m sure one could dig up some wingnut who’d insist that only speaking Merican was a good way to show other countries who’s boss.

Totally off-topic: Yay! I made the meta text of the day! Thanks, Stinque!

Huntsman had a good response:

Huntsman today called the ad “stupid” and said he was offended that Paul supporters would use his daughters as a target. His 12-year-old daughter Gracie, he said, was adopted after being abandoned in a vegetable market in China, and the other, Asha, was left for dead in India and rescued from the streets.

“First of all it’s just stupid,” Huntsman said. “Second of all, I’ve lived overseas. I speak Chinese. If someone wants to poke fun at me for speaking Chinese, so be it,” he said. But he said he objects to Paul’s video using pictures of his adopted daughters.

“I have two little girls who are a daily reminder that there are a lot of kids in this world who face a very, very uncertain future,” he said. “Now these two girls are on the presidential campaign trail; how cool is that?”

@Dodgerblue: You’d think, wouldn’t you? Actually, for a lot of these high profile appointment positions, the Ambo isn’t given much more than Etiquette 101 before they’re shipped off. The Ambo in Japan had to be given a crash course in Japanese etiquette upon arrival, but ultimately he has been pretty well received by the public because he actually gets out beyond the samurai class.

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