Monday, June 05, 2006

"You Don't Need Papers to Vote"

Why am I surprised that the mainstream media isn't jumping all over this story? When I did a Google search for Francine Busby, there was only 1 link to this scandal, which is below. Even though her statement was taped, she is using the "mistakes were made" and "I just misspoke" defense. Imagine if it had been Republicans instead of Democrats who: were caught with $90,000 in the freezer (William Jefferson); claimed that classified documents leaped unbidden into his pants and socks (Sandy Berger); and encouraged illegal voting!

If an election can turn on a sentence, this could be the one: “You don't need papers for voting.” On Thursday night, Francine Busby, the Democratic candidate for the 50th Congressional District, was speaking before a largely Latino crowd in Escondido when she uttered those words. She said yesterday she simply misspoke. But someone taped it and a recording began circulating yesterday. After she made that statement at the meeting, Busby immediately said: “You don't need to be a registered voter to help (the campaign).”

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