This is from a release by the Lance Gooden campaign: Bum Steers: Sheila Jackson-Lee, Gloria Steinem and…Betty Brown TERRELL, TX – State Representative Betty Brown joined the ranks of other not-so-respected public figures like liberal Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, radical feminist Gloria Steinem and Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith when she was recently named a “Bum Steer” by Texas Monthly magazine. The January 2010 issue features Brown’s now-famous gaff during a hearing of the Texas House Elections Committee. The excerpt from Texas Monthly reads, “Representative Betty Brown, of Terrell, responded to a witness testifying before the Texas House Elections Committee about voting challenges faced by some Asian Americans with this instantly infamous quip: “Can’t you see that this is something that would make it a lot easier for you . . . if you could adopt a name . . . that’s easier for Americans to deal with?” * * * * Uh, Lance. Have you considered that this will probably win votes for Betty Brown in East Texas, not lose them? But thanks for the recognition.
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