Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Schwarzenegger comments about "hot blooded" Latinos

Okay, so California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made a comment about ethnic mixes of blacks and Latinos making "hot blooded" people. This deserves some criticism, which it's gotten. The Governor has apologized, with the person whom he was talking about by his side (she reportedly was not offended). The most interesting piece about the story, though, is this:

The case has been forwarded to the California Highway Patrol. (Da da da da daa, fade in scene of two motorcycle CHP officers, in really tight pants and black leather knee-high pants, on the LA freeway chasing bad guys.)

Is this because the Internet, from which the recording was found and then downloaded, is part of the Information Superhighway?

I just don't get it. Shouldn't the case be handled by, say, the Attorney General, or some other entity? The Highway Patrol? What do they know?