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October 5, 2003
Gray Davis: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Oh, man ... if you want to read why Gray is going down, just read this article from today's Times. Here's a great quote of the master at work:

"We need immigrants to pick our food and put it on our tables," he said as the audience — middle-class Latinos, primarily — shifted uncomfortably. "We need immigrants to clean our hotels and office buildings and take care of the elderly."

And: "That work is important.... Whether people are janitors or maids or busboys or cooks, it's all part of the experience we enjoy when we're at a restaurant or a hotel."

If any of the Latinos in the studios of the Spanish-language station Univision felt patronized, they didn't say so. But the governor's words landed with a dull thud Monday night, creating one of many awkward moments as he fought for his political life in the final week of the recall campaign.

(courtesy of Powerline)

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at October 5, 2003 5:38 PM

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