Democratic Texas state rep: Rick Perry ‘needs to hire some Asians’

Democrat Gene Wu represents Texas’ 137th district. And for whatever reason, he — or whoever’s manning his Twitter account — decided to rip on Gov. Rick Perry by using tired stereotypes about Asians.

Um, beg your pardon?

Well, he’s a Dem, and he’s Asian, so that makes it OK, right?

Sounds about right.

  • wolfie773

    Maybe he will as soon as Obama appoints someone who isn’t an old white guy.

  • FFlintstone

    I think Asians should go after the NFL for lack of diversity if they’re going to go after anyone. There’s more than 1500 people hired as NFL players and not one of them is Asian?

    They could use the same bs “disparate impact” that black firefighters use and that Sonia Sotomayor loves. Before the NFL draft, they have a series of tests (scouting combine) that measures the athletic skills of players. If you’re Asian, you can sue the NFL claiming the test is unfair. The test disproportionally favors blacks.

    This is the same logic that puts black people into police and firefighter jobs even though they literally failed the test. An Asian who sued the NFL for disparate impact would make A LOT of money. The NFL has deep pockets and they would pay to make a case like that go away (maybe they already have).

  • TugboatPhil

    So is Mr Wu suggesting that Psy or Margaret Cho would be good choices because of their parents?

  • $129448

    ya, but they will need private drivers to get around

  • SpinMeNot

    And somehow, the right are the racists …

    Wow, you can’t make this stuff up.

  • Bob Khan

    I am Asian, and for the record, I found Mr. Wu’s remarks highly offensive. That idiot liberal does not represent me or the vast majority of Asian Texans.