Thursday, April 9, 2009

Simply Stupid

Texas legislator Betty Brown (R) is telling Asian-Americans to adopt “simpler” names.

Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese — I understand it’s a rather difficult language — do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here?

NBC News Correspondent Jim Miklaszewski will be reporting on this story for tonight’s broadcast. I understand he’ll be getting a response to this breaking story from a variety of Americans including Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and former California governor George Deukmejian. Connie Chung was unavailable for comment.