Friday, September 7, 2007
Blunt's Chief Makes Racist Comments
Governor Matt Blunt's Chief of Staff, Ed Martin, is revealing this administration's true colors.
First raised on Tony's Kansas City, Ed Martin was asked at a Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) about how to determine if there are illegal immigrants and he responded "I'll tell you what's available to every developer in order to figure out who's illegal. When there's a bunch of Mexicans out there, there's probably some of them who are not legal." Bunch of Mexicans!?!? Maybe out of the mouth of Semler, the Minuteman, but out of the mouth of Blunt's chief of staff?!?!!?
Tony's KC and KC Blue Blog are all over this story and are calling for heads to roll.
Here's the latest - Jim Torres (who works for MHDC) has written a letter to either Blunt and/or Martin condemning the comments. Torres is not a political hack, just a government servant. He happens to be Hispanic and I am told a very bright, hard working public servant. He's standing there, so apparently there was a "bunch of Mexicans." I have made a Sunshine request (since Blunt is now such a friend of Sunshine) to get a copy of the letter. The results will be posted here. Stay tuned.