By Andy Weddington
Monday, 19 March 2018
If you're offended, it's your problem. Salman Rushdie
Secretary (Interior) Ryan Zinke last week replied to a congresswoman's question and opened with, "Oh, konnichiwa."
She, Colleen Hanabusa (D, HI), is an American who happens to be Japanese.
He said "good morning!"
She corrected (snarky her deduced tone) with it's "ohayo gozaimasu."
Then the (politics) "fight" started.
Congresswoman Judy Chu (D, CA), an American who happens to be Chinese, said Secretary Zinke's remark was offensive and he should apologize.
Some other Democrats have echoed that sentiment.
Yes, Americans, but the Japanese and Chinese allies? Wow!
Nothing public yet from our resident American, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D, MA), who conveniently proclaims Native status.
Good morning in Cherokee?
Early in our marriage my wife, who lived in Japan for a couple of years, often addressed me in the morning with "ohayo baka" - "Good morning, crazy!"
For truth, I laughed.
Next time, Secretary Zinke, with pizzazz seal the deal - greet Mzz Hanabusa with "ohayo baka."
And should opportunity come, endear Mzz Warren with "osda sunalei nudatuna" (one of several possible words for crazy).
For thin skin (color moot) and being crazy they're always offended about something.
But that's their problem.
Thick skinned Americans have bigger scaly skinned creatures (fish), and corrupt public servants - mostly Democrats, to fry.