Lawmaker to BP Exec: As a Samurai, You'd Kill Yourself
Cao gives lesson in 'Asian culture'
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2010 8:16 PM CDT
BP American Chairman Lamar McKay, right, gestures while testifying on Capitol Hill.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(Newser) – Florida congressman Cliff Stearns asked BP chairman Lamar McKay to resign during McKay's congressional testimony today. And he was the nice one. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, a Vietnamese-American who represents New Orleans, delivered a pointed history lesson, notes CBS. "Mr. Stearns asked Mr. McKay to resign," he said. "Well, in the Asian culture we do things differently. During the Samurai days, we just give you a knife and ask you to commit harakiri."

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bewilderbeast
Jul 26, 2010 11:56 AM CDT
This is GOOD! (I'm assuming there's a new movement afoot in which congressmen take responsibility for their actions).
fishhook
Jul 24, 2010 6:58 PM CDT
If Rep Cao needs funds to purchase the Samurai swords to give to the BP group count me in. Let's not forget some of his fellow reps and senators.
solarkoala
Jun 18, 2010 12:48 AM CDT
Funny, but that guy is definitely not Japanese.