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Funniest Thing I've Read All Week

California Secretary Education Richard Riordan has to have made the biggest bonehead political play in years.

He was at one of those stupid photo-ops where politicians read to children when a 6 year old girl named Isis asked if he knew what her name meant.

In a fit of stupidity of epic proportions Riordan said jokingly: "It means stupid dirty girl." When she replied "No it means Egyptian goddess." Riordan replied, "Hey, that's nifty."

From watching the video it is clearly a very, very bad attempt at humor. But what the hell was he thinking? Maybe she should have said "It means 'Silly Willy'" if he wanted to make a joke.

But that is only half the story.

The NAACP immediately jumped up and claimed it was racial.

CNN- Democratic state Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally, who had scheduled a protest by civil rights organizations, canceled the demonstration after an apparent mix-up over the girl's racial background.

Dymally was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News Thursday saying the child was "a little African-American girl. Would he (Riordan) have done that to a white girl?"

The only problem was, not only is she white, but she has blond hair and blue eyes!

Two of the stupidest political plays ever, both in the same story.


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Comments (6)

I agree on both counts... (Below threshold)

I agree on both counts

I was really starting to wo... (Below threshold)
Laura Z:

I was really starting to wonder why they were getting involved.

Wow amazingly dumb on both ... (Below threshold)

Wow amazingly dumb on both counts.

We know that we Conservati... (Below threshold)
Peter:

We know that we Conservatives don't call the Republicans the stupid party for nothing, so I'm not surprised at Riordan.
What is surprising is that the NAA(L)CP doesn't have the sense to go ahead with a token protest claiming that they're against insulting children of any race. Instead they simply show themselves as the narrow-minded bigots they are.

If you ask me, that little ... (Below threshold)

If you ask me, that little girl deserved it.

Seriously though, dumb, weird joke, but the video wasn't as bad as I thought it would be from reading the transcript.

A typical BIG DICK manuever... (Below threshold)
uncommon2u:

A typical BIG DICK manuever,as a former So. cal, resident I couldn't be less surprised,lucky for him it was a white girl or he would have been "TERMINATED",not that he doesn't deserve it.he's ,by far the most ignorant employee the state of CA. has payed for services not rendered in the last 15 yrs.I'm not surprised that the NAACP would jump to conclusions regarding riordan, he's got a long standing record of bigotry and insensitivity, "if it ain't white, it ain't right"lol




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