This has been breaking all last week, but in case you haven't heard, Vietnamese immigrant and California congressional candidate Tan Nguyen has been linked to the 14,000 letters sent out to Spanish speakers, warning immigrants that they could be arrested if they tried to vote. Read Chronicle article here. Is it just me, or is this totally sick? Nguyen of course is saying he had no idea his staff was sending out this letter, and that he's not going to drop out of the race. And his spokesman is splitting hairs over the words used, "emigrado" means this and not that, we didn't mean to include legal immigrants in this, yadi yadi. What's lacking is any kind of explanation why this would seem to be a good idea under any circumstances, correct translations or not. An immigrant targeting other immigrants, that's what it boils down to. Or maybe it's: Republicans fight dirty, no matter where they come from. That's what this boils down to. Or perhaps: if you forget where you come from and that you too are brown, you end up making an ass of yourself on the national stage. that's what this boils down to. Anyway, chalk up another one in the villain column.