Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Grope Girlie v. Kill Whitey

Given that accusations of assault failed to sway Arnold's voters, some say that his victory represents the defeat of "gotcha" politics. I disagree, and as evidence to the contrary, I offer Cruz "Kill Whitey" Bustamante. Conservatives took his involvement in a harmless latino student organization and spun it into the racist latino Confederacy, complete with segregation and secession. Bustamante defended himself, but the damage was done. To me, Arnold's victory only speaks to the relative effectiveness of "gotcha" politics: it works better against latinos than it does against anglos, and a racial "gotcha" is more effective than a sexual "gotcha."