Monday, July 09, 2007

Beware the Voting Kitchen Staff!

And you thought the era of the pitchforked crowds in the streets were over. Pffft.

We'll show you forks!
Until this summer, the cooks, waiters and housekeepers of Las Vegas usually didn't see many contenders for the White House until well into an election season.

These days, though, members of the Culinary Workers Union are entertaining repeat visits from Democratic candidates. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) lyrically praised the role of service workers at the group's recent rally. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) promised to walk a picket line with them.

The scrupulous attention is testament to the rising influence of Latino voters, who make up almost half of the union's membership of 60,000, as well as almost 9 percent of Nevada's electorate.

If anyone is looking for the ridiculously inept journalist who wrote this story, she can be found in the kitchens and pantries where she knew could find some Latinos. 'Cuz, you know, that's what makes us so important - we clean your toilets, dress the beds, and wash your wine glasses so the terrorists don't win.

Of course, that's only one side of the familia. The rest of our primos are dealing drugs, dropping out of school and brainwashing your kids into espeeking da españoley.



Stereotypes. Only effective when they're intended to reinforce an acceptable status quo to the elites.

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