13 February 2010

Texas Democrats Have Their Own 9/11 Truther. And He Adds That White People Won't Work.

I've been giving the Texas Republicans a hard time because of crazy things Rick Perry and Debra Medina have said, so fair's fair. It turns out that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Farouk Shami is as big of a 9/11 truther as Debra Medina is.

There is a bit of a difference in that Debra Medina was moving up in the GOP polls, while Shami never had a chance and is just wasting his money.

But here goes:

Shami, who taped the interview at Houston station KHOU, was asked by a reporter there about Medina's remarks, in which she failed to dismiss a fringe theory that the Bush administration played a role in the 2001 terrorist attacks. Medina has since said she believes Muslim terrorists were responsible.

"Would we ever find the truth about 9/11? That's a very dangerous subject to get into," Shami said. "You know, so it's hard to make judgment. I'm not saying yes or no, because I don't know the truth."

The reporter, Doug Miller, pressed Shami on what he believed about 9/11, and like Medina, Shami left open the possibility of a government conspiracy.

"If it was a strategy to put the country under a threat to really get the people together, I mean, in politics, I don't trust politics, unfortunately," Shami said. "That's why I think politics should be run like a business, up front and transparent."

He added: "The possibilities are there, the jury is out to decide, time will tell." And he raised the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

"We still don't know who killed John F. Kennedy, who's behind it," Shami said.

AS IF that we not enough, he went on to ensure that his efforts were a waste of time, he kept talking:

Dallas Morning News: Shami says whites unwilling to take on jobs in factories

Democratic candidate for governor Farouk Shami said Friday that white people are not willing to work in factories and as a result, Hispanic labor is essential to the Texas economy.

"A majority of the people are going to be Hispanic and African-American," he said.

"You don't find white people who are willing to work in factories. And our history proves lots of time when ... the white people come to work in a factory they either want to be supervisors or they want to be paid more than the average person. And unfortunately they exit."

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