Talk:Bill Richardson

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Conservapedia:Manual of Style/Politicians - Myk 02:23, 3 April 2007 (EDT)

Is it balanced?

I think this article could use some balancing out. -Additioner 20:32, 20 August 2007 (EDT)

The article is not protected; since you're an editor... make the changes. --Crocoite 20:36, 20 August 2007 (EDT)
I agree; we need the racism charges relating to the Wen Ho Lee case. Looks like he's not getting nominated, so no sense holding back anylonger. Rob Smith 21:39, 20 August 2007 (EDT)

The statement, "Iowa, for good reason, for constitutional reasons, for reasons related to the Lord, should be the first caucus and primary.", was a joke and shouldn't be treated so seriously.

I quote: "Although Richardson has no historic connection to the Latino population of the U.S. (his mother was from Mexico),...)" Why did Richardson have no "historic connection" to his mother? I thought we all have historic connections to our mothers. Even Democrats.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by [[User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] [[User talk:{{{1}}}|(talk)]] AlanE 02:19, 8 February 2013 (EST)
Well, the statement speaks for itself; the Hispanic population (a multitude) is not his mother (an individual). OscarO 01:43, 8 February 2013 (EST)
I have an historic connection to the convict heritage of Australia through my father's grandfather, transported in 1827. I have an historic connection to Ireland because of my father's grandmother, who migrated as a free settler from County Cork in 1835. I have a further historic connection to Britain (and Yorkshire in particular) because of my mother who met and married my father in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) during WWII when they were serving their respective countries. I therefore have an historic connection to all Brits and Irish and Welsh (my name is Evans) who have come to this country. Richardson's mother is/was Mexican and therefore part of the Latino population, therefore he, Richardson, is half Latino. Ergo, he is connected to the Latino population. AlanE 02:19, 8 February 2013 (EST)
That convoluted reasoning almost makes sense the way you put it; his mother evidently assimilated in the U.S. Your argument seems to dispute whether Richardson has an historic connection to the Latino population of Mexico, versus having an historic to connection to his assimilated mother in the U.S., is that correct? Better yet, what language would you propose keeping in tact the fact Richardson grew up as a child of privilege in a WASP dominated community (which he recently moved back to, having worked as a public servant all his life and made enough money to buy an $8 million estate in Martha's Vineyard) with little exposure, interaction, or shared experiences with the Latino population in the United States? OscarO 03:26, 8 February 2013 (EST)

Oscar...read the offending sentence. "Although Richardson has no historic connection to the Latino population of the U.S." {No links) "(his mother was from Mexico)", (Link, his Mum) "he moved to New Mexico and became governor to capitalize on his Hispanic connections and looks". (links) "His political career is independent of the Latino community." (no links} It's jumping all over the place. If the first statement had said: "Although Richardson has no historic connection to the Latino population of the U.S. despite his mother being from Mexico" or "although his mother was from Mexico" it would not have caught my eye. It's bad English if nothing else. My wife read the sentence and put on a bad jazz singer accent to half sing - half say "well...is he is or is he ain't coz I sho' cain't tell from that." AlanE 04:51, 8 February 2013 (EST)

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