Saturday, June 04, 2011

Sugar Land Haters Continue Unabated

Now I don’t live there, but I go there from time to time and let’s just say that if you want to see some bat guano crazed Republicans in action, attend a Sugar Land political function. Texas Republicans, they say, occupy a narrow far right spot on the political spectrum. A faction of Sugar Land Republicans occupy a place so far to the right it makes Genghis Khan look like a socialist.

And why do I bring this up? Well it seems the Republicans have themselves a runoff election for a spot on the Sugar Land city council. A Republican runoff in that both candidates have served in various Republican functions. And last week an anonymous mailer was sent to voters in the district accusing one of them, Farha Ahmed, as being the lawyer who defended Aafia Siddiqui, aka “Lady al-Qaida” in a New York federal criminal trial where she was accused of trying to shoot US soldiers in Afghanistan.

An accusation that would be interesting if it weren’t for the fact that Ms. Ahmed is not a criminal trial lawyer, not licensed to practice law in New York, and not licensed to try cases in federal court.

In other words an unbelievable smear campaign tinged with racism and religious zeal. In my own humble opinion it has the right wing Evangelicals’ brand on it, even though it is an anonymous flier.

And how do I come to this conclusion? Read the statements of the two heads of the two Republican Parties in Fort Bend County, conservative Gary Gillen (former Republican county chair) and ultra-conservative Rick Miller (current Republican county chair).

Gillen: …because Sugar Land has always prided itself on its diversity and this is obviously a smear campaign. So it really is shocking, it’s below the dignity of Sugar Land.

Miller: Voters should look into the allegations on the flyer before they make their own decisions about how to vote.

Any question in your mind?

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