Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, per Politico :
Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, who is backing Hillary Rodham Clinton,just told me Clinton’s secret weapon in Iowa: the Asian and PacificIslander community here…”Many of them are boat people,” Vilsack said, referring to Vietnameserefugees who came to this country in the years after the fall of Saigonin 1975. “We, in Iowa, opened up our hearts and homes to them.”
Oy. Tom, buddy, some friendly advice: Four years after the Democratic nominee got “swiftboated” out of the White House, you don’t want to call Vietnamese immigrants “boat people.” Especially on Caucus Day.
Meanwhile, the article goes on to say there are no more than 4,000 “boat people” inIowa, but doesn’t seem to illuminate why any of them would be inclinedto vote for Clinton. Only that they’d vote for Democrats.