Dumb-Ass Of the Week: Sue Carcieri

February 1, 2008

You just can’t make this stuff up. On Sunday, Sue Carcieri, the wife of Republican Governor Donald Carcieri in Rhode Island, responded to a group of Southeast Asian youth who were protesting the state’s proposed layoff of translators to fix its budget crisis. She told columnist Charles Baskt with the Providence Journal that they were something like the assassins of Benazir Bhutto.

“First of all, I think they have mentors who are much older than them who are training them up. You know — how those terrorists have kids blow up, you know, Benazir Bhutto and so forth? You think the kids thought of it? I don’t think so.”

(Click here for a view of these awful terrorists-in-the-making)

That’s just the half of it. She says some additional dumb-ass shit Baskt goes on to report:

“In denouncing a proposal the governor made recently to drop 2,000 children of illegal immigrants from RIte Care [the state's SCHIP program], I said the the kids would now swamp emergency rooms or just go to school sick and pose a health hazard to other kids, including citizens [Kenyon's note: Notice Baskt's own dumb-ass racist neo-liberal logic]. Among the words I used to describe the proposal was ‘cruel.’

The first lady seized on this, called it ‘hate speech,’ and said it didn’t ‘reflect the truth.’

She said her husband was faced with tough decisions, and she suggested that I, as a parent (actually now also a grandparent), should understand. ‘You have children. Do you just give them everything whenever they say, ‘Daddy, I want this’? You just say, ‘Sure’? You don’t do any tough love stuff?’

A moment later, I said the children of illegal immigrants are young kids. ‘They didn’t do anything wrong.’

She said, ‘No, they didn’t do anything wrong, but they have parents who ought to be taking care of them…. The parents are responsible for them.’

I said, ‘Not all parents are capable of doing that, or they need help.’

She said, “You really have the bigotry of low expectations.”

Disgusting.

From her bio: Mrs. Carcieri earned a bachelor’s degree in biology CREATIONISM from the University of Rhode Island, and a master’s degree in health education ABSTINENCE ONLY EDUCATION from Rhode Island College. She taught science to junior high school students at Our Lady of Mercy School in East Greenwich for four years. From 1981-1983, the Carcieris lived in Kingston, Jamaica, where the first lady taught science INTELLIGENT DESIGN at the local school that her own children attended while Governor Carcieri directed the Catholic Relief Services’ West Indies operations.”

The mission continues…

3 Responses to Dumb-Ass Of the Week: Sue Carcieri

  1. leahlakshmi says:

    Wow, that is one completely mind blowing dumb-ass New England whitelady motherfucker. Thanks for the heads up.

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