Via Glenn we come to this headscratcher - per local Democrats the South Carolina Governor is a liar, or a hypocrite, or something because she checked herself as "white" on her voter registration even though she is the daughter of Indian immigrants.
Here we go:
Dick Harpootlian, the Democratic Party chairman, said whether Haley listed her race as white or not doesn't matter to him. The point is, he said, that the governor has a pattern of twisting the truth.
"Haley has been appearing on television interviews where she calls herself a minority -- when it suits her," Harpootlian said. "When she registers to vote, she says she is white. She has developed a pattern of saying whatever is beneficial to her at the moment."
Well, I would never claim to be smart enough to be a Democratic chairman, but maybe someone can help me out - just what was the advantage to Ms. Haley of identifying herself as "white" on her voter registration?
And on a related topic - once you have seen the name "Harpootlian" you are unlikely to forget it. And here is is from the JOM archives of 2004, bemoaning the racial bean-counting that has overcome the Democratic Party:
"You can't go to a [Democratic National Committee] meeting and have the first act be to divide up into the caucuses: the African American caucus, the Asian American caucus, the Pacific American caucus, the lesbian and gay caucus, the Native American caucus," he said. "As a white guy from South Carolina, where's my caucus? Where's the white guys' caucus?
"That defines the problem of the Democratic Party," he added. "They've got to make folks like me welcome, and make it so I don't have to take a hard swallow every time I go to a DNC meeting."
HEAVY: OK, Ms. Haley could be a non-white Caucasian, a topic apparently addressed by the Supreme Court in 1923:
The Supreme Court in United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind (1923) decided that Asian Indians and Middle Easterners – unlike Europeans – were Caucasian, but were not white, because most laypeople did not consider them to be white people.
Or, per the 2000 census, she could have been Asian. Wow, I can't say "Who Cares?!?" quick enough.