News Roundup for 7/30/10

Whitehaired British kids from Village of the Damned
Brian Sandoval's kids

-Headline of the day-
"Sandoval: 'My Children Don't Look Hispanic.'"

Did you know that crazy people other than Sharron Angle are running for office in Nevada? It's true! One such crazy person is the Hispanic Republican nominee for governor, Brian Sandoval. In an interview on Univision, Sandoval was asked about Arizona's "we hate Mexicans!" law, Sandoval said he was all for it. When the interviewer went further and asked if he'd be worried about his kids being targeted if they went to Arizona, Sandoval said it wouldn't be a problem, since his "children don't look Hispanic."

This struck a lot of people as, A) a weird, brand new kind of racism and, B) missing the whole fucking point on several levels. So Sandoval did what Republicans always do -- he lied about it, denying he ever said. Twice. That part of the interview never aired, so Brian probably thought it was a pretty safe to set his pants on fire over the whole thing. It wasn't. People at Univision were more than happy to confirm the quote and Sandoval was left standing there with huevos on his face [insert teabagger joke here].

According to the report, Sandoval "seemed to be making some inroads with Hispanic voters on the campaign trail, despite his inability to speak Spanish and hardline views on views on immigration." Why were they willing to cut him some slack on what is becoming the issue for Hispanic voters?

"Hispanic voters just assume he's lying to get elected," a Democratic consultant recently told Slate.

Bet they're not making that assumption anymore. (MoJo Blog)

-Asking the questions no one else will-
On his radio show, which he runs as a hobby now, glitzy TV celebrity Glenn Beck asked, "What kind of monster would say the kinds of things that I do if they were just doing it for money?"

No, really. He did. I can prove it:

It may be a rhetorical question, but it has a factual answer; you'd be this kind of monster, Glenn. (Media Matters)

-Bonus HotD-
"Iowa GOP Supports Amendment To Strip Obama's Citizenship Because He Won The Nobel Peace Prize."

Yes, they really are that insane. (Think Progress)

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