Tuesday, April 04, 2006

SC Buddhist Republicans unanimously condemn Jordan

Ernie Barrow, president and
sole member of SCBR

'Not a single vote of our single vote will go towards his election,' says member

B & P News – Columbia

Anderson physician Henry Jordan’s primary campaign for Lt. Governor faced its first setback today, as the Republican candidate was blasted unanimously by a state GOP organization.

“We unanimously condemn the candidacy of Dr. Jordan,” said Columbia native Ernie Barrow, the president, founder and sole member of the SC Buddhist Republicans. “Not a single vote of our single vote will go towards his election.”

Political analysts say that the non-endorsement is the result of an off-color comment made by Jordan in 1997 while serving on the state’s Board of Education. The candidate was quoted as saying “Screw the Buddhists and kill the Muslims” in his effort to allow the Ten Commandments to be posted in public schools.

“Dr. Jordan’s mouth certainly caused him to lose this precious bloc of vote,” said Furman University political scientist Bo Leggett. “I wouldn’t be surprised if the GOP Muslim Coalition follows suit and casts his vote elsewhere too.”

Jordan, for his part, maintains that his words were misinterpreted.

“I said ‘screw the Buddhists’ in the same fun-loving way you might say ‘screw the pooch’ or ‘screw you, you screwed-up screwball.’ I don’t see the big deal,” said Jordan. “As for the rest, I never said it. I said ‘kill the Mormons.’ It’s totally different.”

SC Buddhist Republicans plans to protest Jordan’s candidacy with an anti-Jordan march next week in Columbia, when the organization plans to carry “one, maybe two signs” during its daily walk around its neighborhood.


Anonymous said...

It's all part of Jordan's plan to keep people in other states besides Michigan from wanting to move here. Screws up our unemployment numbers and such. Maybe he figured if he can deter everyone from S.E. Asia and Utah from moving here, we'll be 45th in the nation in unemployment by November and he can take credit for it.

Earl Capps said...

Wonder if Bauer and Campbell want to screw or kill the Geico Gekko?

Anonymous said...

If it were up to Campbell, I would think that Campbell would want to help the Geico Gekko lower everyone's rates, force as many providers out of the state as they can and then raise the hell out of everybody's rates.

Didn't that happen with another governor about 12 years ago.