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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

I am sure I don’t need to remind Corner readers that May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month — yet another legacy of that wonderful Jimmy Carter administration. Republicans should take particular note of the event, since, as is well known, American of Asian origin are natural Republicans — prosperous, law-abiding, and family-oriented. So of course they voted overwhelmingly for George W. Bush and Dick Cheney last November, didn’t they?

Er, actually, no. The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund has released the results of a huge exit poll conducted after the presidential election. The 11,000 Asian American** voters polled went

74-24 for Kerry over Bush. Looks like Asian Americans are shaping up the way the Jews did:

You know, earn like Episcopalians, vote like Puerto Ricans.

So let’s see: Black Americans vote Democrat by around 8 to 1; Asians by

3 to 1; Hispanics by 3 to 2, and Muslims by, well, best not to ask.

Anyone got any ideas for a Republican immigration policy?


** Chinese 46%, South Asian 25%, Korean 14%, SE Asian 6%, Filipino 5%; foreign born 82%. WARNING: AALDEF is a lefty organization and the poll was restricted to 20 cities in 8 states (NY, NJ, MA, RI, MI, IL, PA, and VA).

The press release is here (but you need Adobe Acrobat).


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