Asian Americans For & Against Governor Sarah Palin

On Sunday, Senator John McCain’s Vice Presidential running mate, Governor Sarah Palin, was in the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday morning for a fundraiser in Burlingame (specifically at the Hyatt near SFO). There were definitely a couple of hundred supporters and protesters outside of the hotel. I was one of the protesters, and one of the few Asian Americans anywhere to be seen. I did see a Chinese American holding a sign saying “Chinese 4 Palin.”

This was very noticeable and a news reporter for the Chinese language newspaper Ming Pao quickly took a photo with me & my Obama-Palin sign and briefly interviewed me. She asked why I was here. I said I was a Democrat and an Obama-Biden supporter, as well very anti-Palin. Additionally, I wanted Asian Americans to be represented politically, as many Asian Americans are not politically active or involved. As I was jokingly telling my brother and his girlfriend, I sometimes feel I have to do 10X the work to help represent other Asian Americans… Let me know if you see me in the Ming Pao paper…!

Here is some video I took in Burlingame for those of you interested (2:26 minutes):

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About John

I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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