|State Rep. Betty Brown|
If nothing else, State Rep. Betty Brown has kept the Internets busy. Hours after the Terrell Republican suggested that it might "behoove" Asians "to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here,"
the Asian American Democrats of Texas popped up a petition demanding a public apology
, as "State Representative Betty Brown's racially insensitive remarks have no place in America." New York City councilman John C. Liu's also demanding an apology
, while California State Senator Leland Yee referred to Brown's remarks as "Neanderthal borderline racist comments
There's also a Down with Betty Brown Facebook page
-- and, courtesy the Angry Asian Man
blog, we find the rudimentary Betty Brown Name Generator
, where, apparently, a certain Lithuanian-Hebrew-American moniker translates as "Forrest 'Lynard Skynard' Brown." Meanwhile, last night Brown tried to clarify her remarks
: "I never meant they should change their names."