"I'm just another slug on the planet."- Anti-Cuban terrorist supporter Congressperson Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, explaining why she hung up on Barack Obama because she thought she was being punked
Needless to say, the slugs would be offended if they could speak (or hear or think).
On a serious note, once again Obama demonstrates how his ability to "reach out" extends only to the right. Open supporters of terrorism like Ros-Lehtinen should be shunned and denounced, not chatted up. In case readers have forgotten, this is a woman who openly called for the assassination of Fidel Castro, and then denied it until the video proof surfaced.
[Incidentally, this quote comes from a video clip from the other night's Colbert Report; I can't find it in print anywhere, hence the lack of a link.]
Background: Here's a bit more relevant history:
In February 1988, Orlando Bosch had been arrested in Miami and implicated in the 1976 Cubana plot, a terrorist act which had resulted in the downing of flight 455 killing 73 passengers. Joe D. Whitley, associate United States Attorney General at the time, called Bosch "a terrorist, unfettered by laws or human decency, threatening and inflicting violence without regard to the identity of his victims". Bosch had the distinct advantage of having Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) make Bosch’s release as one of the cornerstones of her 1989 congressional campaign. This murderer of 73 innocent lives had even more good luck. Ros-Lehtinen’s campaign manager was Jeb Bush, the President’s son. In July 1989, a month after meeting his son Jeb and Ros-Lehtinen to discuss the Bosch case, President Bush rejected his Justice Department’s recommendation and authorized Bosch’s release.
Reprinted from Left I on the News