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Nashville! Otsukaresamadeshita!

January 23, 2009

おつかれさまでした ナスヴィル!

I wanted to be able to write-in “Aw Hell Naw” but it wasn’t possible, so now say it with me in your best Will Smith imitation.

Conventional political wisdom foretold the victory, though. As much as journalists and bloggers were on about English Only, most people did not really care, and the 9 or 10% turnout proved the conventional wisdom wise this time. Passion won out, but also the work of everyone who encouraged people to vote against the legislation.

I’ve yet to see any breakdown of the numbers, but I’m going to guess the result puts the lie to the idea that there’s Black vs Latino beef, at least in a significant enough way to help Crafton get his groove on. The opponents of English Only realized that they had to engage the community. Then again, one has to wonder that even if there was beef, would a group with ties to White supremacist organizations and a dude like Crafton had been able to exploit it?

Earlier I wondered aloud about Mrs. Crafton and how she felt about English Only. We got answers, too, just that it’s all on the DL. Doesn’t really matter now, does it?

I thought it was funny that people were suggesting that Crafton might be able to push through to a run for the Mayor’s chair if English Only were to pass. ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME? ばかやろ!!! I suppose though, if you’re say a TV political analyst looking for Crafton’s angle, that’s all you’d have.

Never fear, saddened pro-English Nashvillians, you’ll always have Melissa Swabacker. And her friend.

We are the world, etc.

One Comment leave one →
  1. January 27, 2009 12:50 pm

    Crafton and his “English Only” cronies didn’t even win in Bellevue, the part of town that he represents. Even Belle Meade voted against this measure. It was a good week for the nation and for Nashville!

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