Patterico's Pontifications

8/1/2003

FROM THE “I COULDN’T MAKE

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 5:20 pm

FROM THE “I COULDN’T MAKE THIS UP IF I TRIED” DEPARTMENT: The Hill.com reports that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) is upset that the current roster of hurricane names does not include any “black” names. “All racial groups should be represented,” she says.

I know you think I’m making this up, but I’m really not.

Lee apparently wants to read headlines that say, for example, “DeShawn Kills Fourteen in Louisiana” or “Keisha’s Killing Spree Said Likely to Continue.” What better way to mark the progress of blacks in our society?

UPDATE: Eugene Volokh (who is Jewish) has picked up on the story as well. He is insisting on the names Irving, Haym, and Shmuel.


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