Friday, August 17, 2007

Governator's Appointee Resigns Over Anti-Latino Web Posting

The Sacramento Bee reports that "[a]n appointee of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger resigned abruptly Thursday after the Governor's Office learned that he had reprinted an image of a faux illegal-immigrant driver's license . . . .  Sam Wakim, also a candidate for the state Assembly in 2008, was appointed by the governor to the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board last November. He posted the mock license on his personal Web site operated under the pseudonym `Abu David' in 2005."  Here is the mock license, which has made its rounds on the web for several years:



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