Wednesday, May 18, 2005

So a few months ago, an aide to Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich got busted for spreading apparently false rumors about the monogamy status of a potential Ehrlich opponent on the Internets. Specifically, if memory serves, he was doing this over at Free Republic, which makes sense, because everyone knows that Freepers have the most credibility.

And now, William Duvall, an Ehrlich commission appointee -- and blogger -- has been busted for calling Mexicans 'wetbacks.' In fairness to Duvall, he didn't know that 'wetback' is consider by some overly-sensitive sorts to be an ethnic slur, and that's understandable, because Duvall is only a fucking retired lawyer.

I dunno. Maryland is south of the Mason-Dixon line, so maybe they have different standards. Maybe Duvall can have one of his slaves do a little research on ethnic slurs, so he can be up to date when he blogs. Then he won't have to continually apologize like this:

MAY 17, 2005


I emphatically apologize to any and all who may have been personally offended by my posts of May 5, 6 and 17.
WGD post @ 5:53 p.m.

I guess he was off-line on those other days.

Anyway, here's the thing: I really, truly believe that Governor Ehrlich should issue an Executive Order barring his fellow Republicans from the Internet until they learn how to use it. It seems to me that it would be in his best interests to do so.

Oh, also: he shouldn't keep hiring and appointing vile morons.