When I first heard about the latest kerfuffle in the 17th CD race, I was mostly unimpressed and it just reinforced my opinion that this contest was An Election About Nothing.
I figured some Bustos college intern had made these unfortunate and racist remarks to the unknown caller, and Bustos would just make excuses and stonewall like she did with the 10% thing.
But no—on all counts!
1. It appears it was her district director who made these comments, not some lowly ignorant intern
2. Rather than stonewall and spin, the district director resigned immediately—whether voluntarily or forced, who knows?
3. As it turns out, the indefatigable Eric Reyes uncovered instances of Bustos making racist statements as far back as her reporter days.
Small wonder she wanted this little incident over and done ASAP!