Wu Denounces Anti-Chinese Rhetoric Campaigns (And Probably Should Have Done That With His Penis Too)

Monday, July 25, 2011

I'm not saying anything about anything but it is kind of funny and interesting that on one hand we have Rep. David Wu who was quoted in the Northwest Asian Weekly as saying:

“I am deeply disturbed by the xenophobic implications of recent political ads that use China as a scapegoat to discuss the U.S. economy,” said Rep. David Wu, from Oregon. “Given our country’s dark history of anti-Chinese discrimination — from the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act to the racially-motivated murder of Vincent Chin exactly 100 years later — these fear-mongering ads have potentially dangerous consequences, especially for Asian Pacific Americans.
Because this is true.

We all know it.

And we need people like Wu to help bring attention to the growing anti-Chinese sentiment that can be easily mistaken for anti-Chinese American and anti-APIA sentiment.

But then two days later we also get the following:

Rep. David Wu, facing an accusation of an unwanted sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman and a request for an investigation by the House Ethics Committee, will not seek re-election next year and was pondering whether he would complete his term, a spokesman for the Oregon Democrat said Monday.

In a letter sent Monday, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi requested the Ethics Committee investigation. The Oregonian, Wu's hometown newspaper, had reported that a California woman left a voicemail at Wu's office accusing him on an unwanted sexual encounter. Wu, 56, has said the encounter was consensual.

I'm just glad Congresswoman Judy Chu (the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus chairwoman) knows how to keep her legs crossed when around young tight bodied eighteen year-olds.