Asians for Fossella, Mostly

Here’s a video of Vito Fossella’s speech from his fund-raiser from this Sunday on Staten Island [courtesy of Urban Elephants]. Fossella’s focus is on Sept. 11, and more specifically, the changes that need to happen because of that day.

Some people, he said, want to “jump through hoops” to give suspected terrorists “more rights. I say send them back to where ever they came from.” (Around 2:50 into the video.)

During that speech, I was sitting in the back of the room surrounded by tables full of Indian, Patakistani and other Asian supporters. While the mostly white crowd at the front of the room seemed to like the tough talk about terrorism suspects well enough, none of the people around me were applauding.

– Azi Paybarah