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Old 07-07-2004, 07:05 PM   #1
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"It means stupid, dirty girl." California Education Secretary Richard Riordan, when asked by a little girl if he knew that her first name, Isis, meant "Egyptian goddess."

"No one ever accused Richard Riordan of being a prisoner to political correctness, but the feisty former mayor of Los Angeles and now the state's education secretary may have outdone himself last week when he called a youngster at a book event a "stupid, dirty girl."........"

read the rest, if you can stomach it.

Demand this guy step down now!
Californians with kids - it could have been your child he said this to!

-Disgusted and appalled parent of a 5 year old whose name means "dream", and so help me if he'd said that to HER he'd have shortly thereafter found himself on the wrong end of my fist. I'm not sorry, saying something like that to a child is just VILE. "Misunderstanding", my pale white behind. And we all know it wasn't a Caucasian child he said this to either. Sick bastard.

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Malicious, little [in spirit/heart] 'man'.

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Old 07-07-2004, 09:36 PM   #4
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What kind of jerk says that to a child?!

Something tells me this guy won't be reelected.
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Talk about a new low.
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Old 07-07-2004, 10:27 PM   #6
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I think we can say "goodbye" to him faster than one can say "Trent Lott."

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Old 07-07-2004, 11:22 PM   #7
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<< Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who named the 74-year-old Riordan to his Cabinet, issued a stern statement calling his appointee's remark "unacceptable in any context." But Schwarzenegger went on to say that Riordan "would never knowingly or intentionally upset a child. ... I know he deeply regrets having made these unfortunate remarks." >>

<< "She was just a supercool kid," Keator said. "It bothered her but she didn't cry. She didn't act out in any way. She just said, 'No, my name means Egyptian goddess.'" >>

Tell me what kind of yabbo would say that to a child? Any child. And Riordan has to have known better than to say it out loud even if he did think it. The man is an experienced politician for crying out loud! He knows people are listening to what he says.

And for Arnold to say Riordan "would never knowingly or intentionally upset a child"... Huh? What person in his or her right mind would think such a comment wouldn't hurt a child?
If either one of them has any decency Riordan would have resigned before the end of the day.

And I kind of like the name Isis. When she has children she can name one either Isidore (male) or Isadora (female). Both names mean "gift of the goddess Isis." Pretty cool, eh?
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Riordan and Arnold are close friends so I don't see him losing his position unless he steps down voluntarily. Arnold is already making excuses for him and trying to downplay the incident. I've seen it on tape for the life of me can't figure out what possesed him to say something that stupid to a little kid...he looked like a complete jackass.
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This is our secretary of education? Insulting little kids?

Should've been fired on the spot.
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the short form of his name is fitting!!! :P
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I can't imagine a public official saying something like that to a child, let alone w/ cameras around
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Originally posted by indra

If either one of them has any decency Riordan would have resigned before the end of the day.
There in lies your problem.

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