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Pakis Against Bobby

It’s hard to believe that Indo-Pakistani

politics are playing a role in the Louisiana governor’s race, but that’s

what the Times-Picayune reports. Pakistani-Americans are raising money for Republican Bobby

Jindal’s opponent (Jindal’s parents are Hindus from India). “I think it’s a

kind of unforeseen fear that if Bobby Jindal gets elected he might push

things that are against the Pakistani interest,” said Ashraf Abbasi of Port

Arthur, Texas, who is president of the Pakistani-American Congress, an

umbrella organization for Pakistani-American groups. Boy, it’s hard to

figure what the governor of Louisiana can do to hurt Pakistan. Halt Tabasco

exports to Karachi? Ban the Neville Brothers from playing Mardi Gras in

Quetta?

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