Last night as I was getting ready to watch Saturday Night Live, there was breaking news that the healthcare bill has passed the house and one Republican has voted for the bill.
Last year I wrote a blog about him at persianmirror.com.
This lone Republican is Joseph Cao who won William Jefferson's seat last year after he was found guilty of bribery for stashing $200,000 in cold (literally) hard cash in his freezer! Last year about this time he was being interviewed by Betty Nguyen from CNN, another Vietnamese American, after he had won this heavily democratic district.
She asked him how did you win and he answered honestly that he was hoping there would be low turnout. So he won and now he can tell his district to come and vote en mass! Having a Vietnamese barber for the past 6 years and few co-workers at work I know alittle about Vietnamese culture and I talked with them about him last year. Vietnamese cuisine is by the way much much healtier than Chinese food.
I really like him and he has shown his courage as well as representing his district by voting for this bill. Everybody knows him now and he's an interesting political figure to follow!
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