Sunday, December 7, 2008

Cao wins in Louisiana!

A Republican wins in New Orleans? Somebody pinch me:
Nine-term Democratic Rep. William Jefferson, who has been battling scandals and a federal indictment for the past three years, lost his bid for re-election on Saturday.
Republican challenger Anh "Joseph" Cao, an attorney and community organizer, defeated Jefferson in the 2nd Congressional district race. He will become the first Vietnamese-American elected to Congress.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Cao had almost 50 percent of the vote to Jefferson's 47 percent.. . .
"The people of the second district were able to transcend party, transcend race," Cao said after claiming victory Saturday night.
Note that Cao is a "community organizer" -- a cruel irony for "Cold Cash" Jefferson.


  1. Which brings up an interesting thought: What will the anti- community organizer Sarah Palin have to say about him?

  2. Mr. Cao's win is a very pleasant surprise. And that's sad because I doubt if Jefferson would have lost if a lesser person had been his opponent.

  3. Except, if you're actually very bright, and you actually know stuff in a serious way, you also know that "information professionals" are mostly not that smart, and not that well informed.

    "Informational professionals" are like TV doctors, they "play" the role of smart, informed people.

    Go through the list of "news anchors" of the course of TV history -- most of them not super smart, most of them so knowledgeable about anything in particular. But they always faked that they were.