||[Aug. 31st, 2005|08:38 pm]
한국 사람이 아니다
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How cool is it that Henry Lee, the Sheriff of Jefferson Parish, which is a few minutes west of New Orleans, is a first-generation Chinese-American?
That would be cool anywhere...but in the South? I saw him on TV last night and was hugely impressed. Then I read his official biography on the Jefferson Parish website and I'm even more impressed.
He had to cancel his 72nd birthday party the Saturday before Katrina hit to help with evacuation and preparation.
He's my hero today.
I don't think that race is as big a deal in New Orleans as in much of the south... intermarriage and folks from all points blend together pretty broadly there. I'm really impressed that he found his way to cross poverty lines like he did!
Still, the population is only 1% Asian...
What a character!
From what I read, me likes quite a bit.
They should make a movie about this guy. His quotes are great.
If he's looking for an "Oscar part" in his autumn years , Jackie Chan should consider playing him.