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Old 03-04-2008, 11:33 AM   #1
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why is it the Asian boys never run for Political Office??

I was once asked about why Asian doesn't run for office eventhough Asian is sterotype into "hardwork" catagory. Some seem to be successful in their profession doctors, engineers, computers, business owners, professors...

my answer: waiting for hillary and/or obama first...

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why is it the Asian boys never run for Political Office??

What about Asian girls?
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Perhaps they are smart enough not to.
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I find the original post to be a little weird and offensive - "Asian boys?" :confused:?

What kind of response are you expecting to such a trollmessage?
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:55 AM   #5
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to be elected president you have to have charisma, at least more than the other guy running. no one really cares about the issues, it's about the person and how you present yourself.

there is a reason Reagan, Clinton and both Bush's won

Reagan beat sweater boy and mondale
Clinton had charisma and reminded me of a used car salesman, but much better than the stuck up eastern old money that bush portrayed
bush 1 easily beat the gnome
bush 2 beat al bore and lurch

and i predict Obama is going to beat Hillary and McCain. the former is like al bore and like to lecture people and everyone knows she is full of 5h1t when she speaks. the latter looks and talks like he is constantly chewing skoal
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:59 AM   #6
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I was once asked about why Asian doesn't run for office eventhough Asian is sterotype into "hardwork" catagory. Some seem to be successful in their profession doctors, engineers, computers, business owners, professors...

my answer: waiting for hillary and/or obama first...

your comments please.


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Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana: watch this name for the next few years.

PS: I see by a search on your name that you are Asian--I hope the answers in this thread give you some answers to the people who are asking you why Asians don't run for office, because they do.
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I find the original post to be a little weird and offensive - "Asian boys?" :confused:?

What kind of response are you expecting to such a trollmessage?
I thought Enuff2Eat was Asian or Asian-American himself??

In answer to his question, lots of Asians run for office and lots win. I was represented for some time by Daniel Inoue, Hawaii's Senator for many years and a Japanese-American war hero. The governor of my present state (Bobby Jindal) is American born, and of Indian ancestry. Last I heard, India was located in Asia. He also represented me as the U.S. Congressman for my district prior to becoming Govenor. There are many, many other successful candidates for office who are of Asian ancestry. As in, get real!!
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I thought Enuff2Eat was Asian or Asian-American himself??
In answer to his question, lots of Asians run for office and lots win. I was represented for some time by Daniel Inoue, Hawaii's Senator for many years and a Japanese-American war hero.
There are many, many other successful candidates for office who are of Asian ancestry. As in, get real!!
Asians seem to have plenty of political offices-- in Asia. Women as well as men.

Oh, maybe you mean America. Well, maybe Asians don't run for political office in America because they're not citizens.

Oh, maybe you mean Asian-Americans. Maybe they don't run for political office because they're too smart to get suckered into that ego trap. Maybe they'd rather earn their own money, spend quality time with family, have a life, and retire early. Sshhhh... don't give away the secret.

Or maybe they're still dealing with generations of racial discrimination. Hawaii's Democratic party pretty much swept to office on that platform in the 1950s and has held it ever since. Inouye's one of the most senior members of the Senate and shows no sign of giving it up. He probably thinks of Warren Buffett as a wet-behind-the-ears kid.

Let me add other trailblazers like Dan Akaka (Hawaii's other senator) and recently deceased Patsy Mink -- one of the authors of Title IX legislation. Maizie Hirono is ever-present politically even though she can't seem to make up her mind on which elected office.

Gosh, are we going to have to explore this explosively offensive question for other genders, skin colors, races, religions, ages, marital status, education levels, hairstyles, sexual preferences, and organ sizes?

And to think that there's still eight months to go...
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[...] and organ sizes?
Oh please do! I'd love to hear about THAT one. I heard a rumor that Monica Lewinsky said Clinton's was the size of ... Oh, never mind. (blush!)

Oops! Thought this one was in the "Other Topics" section.
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i am sorry if i offended anyone. the tone of the question is unaccepatable and demeaning. won't do that again.

yes, i am asian and proud of it. and there some asian ran for office and won. i need to get out more often.


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Gosh, are we going to have to explore this explosively offensive question for other genders, skin colors, races, religions, ages, marital status, education levels, hairstyles, sexual preferences, and organ sizes?

And to think that there's still eight months to go...
Well, we certainly don't have to explore race and gender factors in politics here Nords, but I'm betting that with Hillary and Barack running for the presidential nomination of their party, the impact of race and gender on political aspirations will be getting lots and lots of press for a while.......

I agree with you, it's offensive to discuss and all political candidates should be considered only for their personal characteristics that pertain to the job. No debits or credits for race, gender, or the rest of your above list.

Yep, it's going to be a long eight months!
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yes, i am asian and proud of it. and there some asian ran for office and won. i need to get out more often.
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We had a very popular and effective Chinese American governor here in Washington, named Gary Locke.

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i am sorry if i offended anyone. the tone of the question is unaccepatable and demeaning. won't do that again.

yes, i am asian and proud of it. and there some asian ran for office and won. i need to get out more often.
Thank you, Enuff.

Apology accepted - your intentions were obviously not the way I interpreted the post. You may be aware of the negative connotations of the term "boy" in our troubled American past (and present).

Anyhow, I know now that you meant no offense.
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India is in Asia? who knew...I thought that cultures in Asia were different across different countries and even in some countries and those folks didnt like to be called "asians"....kinda like the difference between Norway and Sweeden Good luck with either getting behind the other's candidate...
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In addition, to large number of Asian politician in Hawaii (easily more than 1/2).

California also has a significant percentage (don't know exact numbers) at both the state and Congressional level.

Before Norm Mineta left in 2006 (after seving as Cabinet secretary under both Clinton and Bush 43), there were two Asian Americans in the cabinet Elaine Chao labor secretary. For those of you into quotas this would make Asian -Americans slighty overrepresented in the cabinet.
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I would have to guess you don't "perceive" there are very many Asian-Americans in politics is because Asian-Americans comprise a very small percentage of the US population.

I really would be hesitant to assume they are under-or over represented as I don't know the data.

I do have a perception that African-Americans may be slightly overrepresented in politics, but again I don't know the data - could just be an impression I have gotten from the media.
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I find the original post to be a little weird and offensive - "Asian boys?" :confused:?
One might have thought that OP had a pass, since he is himself a member of the group. But I guess he forgot that he only grown up organism left on earth who can be called a boy is a white man. He he can be called "boy" by anyone, not just members of his own group.

Aren't PC rules entertaining?

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I am at the age, that being a called boy would be a complaint, sort of like being carded.. (Has not happened in a decade )
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