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New ‘Ching Chong Chinaman’ Blithe Racist Is Washington Gov. Candidate’s Policy Aide

She sounds nice!Everybody remember “Ching Chong Chinaman,” the poor blithe racist at UCLA who thought uploading her comedy stylings about “Asians in the library” to Youtube was the height of sophistication, until she got hounded out of college? Well Youtube is so yesterday! Now there is Twitter for your casual hilarious racism, like these tweets from Kathlyn Ehl, a policy staffer to Washington state AG (and running for governor) Rob McKenna! She sounds nice! The Stranger reports!

Of course, those weren’t Ehl’s only hilariously un-PC tweets, and as soon as The Stranger asked for comment, suddently every single person in the office was in a very important meeting, and Ehl’s unsavory twats were scrubbed. Also, “she apologized,” according to McKenna’s campaign, but she doesn’t seem to have an actual statement to that effect? Maybe we read too fast. Oh yes, here it is: The Stranger had a hard time finding it, since McKenna’s office apparently has The Stranger on some kind of No Fly List.

“My actions were not just unfortunate, they were offensive,” she told the [Seattle Times]. “It is a lesson to others that social media comments made in frustration not only can hurt others, but they exist long after the moment has passed.” She’ll reportedly keep her job.

“Social media comments made in frustration”? It IS frustrating, to be unable to properly evince your hatred of old people and people who can’t walk good and have the gall to keep trying to walk anyway! Fuck them! Also, people speaking Asian! Fuck them harder!

Kathlyn Ehl for veep please.


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    1. WhatTheHolyHeck

      I believe we're still able to suggest the consumption of a sack filled to bursting with sodium-infused rodent phalli.

  1. Texan_Bulldog

    So, Asians (instead of Mexicans) are the pinata in WA state? Nice–hope she gets serious toe fungus next time she gets a pedicure.

    1. BerkeleyBear

      Not a quality pinata, seeing as how they elected one Governor not all that long ago (who later went on to be a non-crazy driving Commerce Secretary and is currently ambassador to China). Dumbass staffer is gonna be the poster child for rallying the asian community to vote Dem this time around, along with everyone who isn't a racist moron.

    2. caelanaegana

      Depends on which side of the mountains you're on. Over here if there's an old lady Mexican in the crosswalk, you run them over, and they are worth more points than the squirrels. At least on the coast people seem to know what those white stripey and green blinky things mean.

      1. fawkedifiknow

        When she signed up for the major, she thought it was "Pubic Relations." So, there's that.

    1. rickmaci

      Too bad the comments are disabled. I was hoping to read more about the "down on two knees" stuff.

    2. SorosBot

      This has got to be a parody:

      "That’s right ladies, four years to find a husband. Every true woman knows how vital it is to find the right brilliant babe to father their children and replenish their bank accounts. A Southern belle is nothing but a pretty face and pearls without a man to eat her cooking and appreciate her cleaning."

        1. SorosBot

          As I (and Chickikovich) figured. The biggest giveaway is that she used phrases like "trophy wife" and "MRS degree" as if she was being serious, when only people mocking that mindset and those types of idiots use those phrases.

    3. Chichikovovich

      I'm with SorosB. This is undoubtedly a parody. What is happening, I'll wager is that this is when the new editors come in, or the old editors go out, at this Georgia student newspaper. So they have a "parody" issue by the outgoing editors as a swan song, or as an introduction to the new gang. It's the summer, slow time around campus, why not have a laugh. [This is the custom at a lot of student papers.]

      It's not clearly marked "joke" because (maybe) it's coming out in a joke issue.

    1. Lascauxcaveman

      He's sort of uninspiring, like the Al Gore of WA, or something. But I intend to vote for him.

      1. emmelemm

        Uninspiring, maybe. But at least he's a "nice guy". McKenna is such a fucking weasel!

        AUUHHGHRRHHHGGGGAAAAAA@#$$%%!@#$$$ I hate that fucking guy.

  2. Sassomatic

    If you are offended by these comments, you shouldn't blame her, you should blame Obama, for being black a SOCIALIST.

  3. SorosBot

    One thing I've never understood is the racist "speak English!!" bullshit so many morans spew. What the fuck does it matter to you what language other people are using for a private conversation that doesn't involve you?

    1. Jus_Wonderin

      I can see/hear the racist in that contorted over enunciated, elevated volume that says "Speak English and my loud voice will make sure you understand".

      1. SorosBot

        Just once, I would love to hear someone getting that treatment to respond by speaking very loudly and slowly in their native language to the idiot and see how he/she responds.

      1. monsieurleghorn

        I completely agree with you. Need to work on my snark. Evidently it's not coming through.

        1. SorosBot

          Oh no, it came through; I was just lamenting the fact that it is generally socially acceptable to most people.

    2. ASHLEIGH_Joe

      It's borne out of this weird narcissism that assumes either that you are the subject of any conversation you can't make out, or that you have a right to be a party to any conversation going on within earshot.

      Not really a coincidence that these are the same people who are SUPER ANGRY that they have to press 1 for English, sometimes. How DARE a call center enable people to seek service in the language in which they are most fluent? What sort of business would put the ability of a significant minority of customers to do business with them at all over the mild annoyance of a different minority of customers, who happen to be awful people anyway????

      1. SorosBot

        But that means English speakers, the only important people to matter, have to spend an extra fifteen seconds to get to their call! How dare the PC police force them into the most minor of inconveniences?

    3. Callyson

      It's because they are paranoid that people who are not speaking English are talking about them and making fun of them.

      Hell, I'll do that in English if you prefer, wingnuts…

      1. SorosBot

        Those complete strangers having a private conversation near me must be mocking my balding head and beer gut!

    4. Buckminster

      It's especially offensive to those of us who grew up with elderly relatives who were still more fluent in German or Norwegian than in English. I suppose this dumb girl thinks they should all go back where they came from, even though they lived the majority of their lives working in the United States.

      1. finette_

        I've seen Cajun French speakers get really up in arms over accommodation of Hispanics. Like, because their ancestors were discriminated against and punished in school for speaking their first language, we must now continue to do that to everyone. I don't get it.

      2. anniegetyerfun

        How is it especially offensive to people with relatives who speak another language? My grandmother spoke Russian, but this comment is aimed specifically at Asians who speak something other than English.

    5. freakishlywrong

      Indeed. Consider the "misspelt" signs at bagger rallies, I could say the same to them.

    6. OurHoboSenator

      My late grandmother would always switch to Serbian when she needed to make an important point in a public place, like that "This store is full of nothing but black people."

  4. ph7

    I aid in Rob McKenna's campaign for Governor in 2012. My primary duties include preparing and gathering research materials, monitoring the media, and providing rapid responses to a wide variety of policy issues as they arise.

    You know who else offered a rapid response to a wide variety of policy issues?

    1. Lascauxcaveman

      Monica Lewinsky?

      providing rapid responses to a wide variety of "policy issues" as they arise

  5. Sassomatic

    My comment has to be approved by admin? What is this, the Holocaust? I have literally been put into a gas chamber, and have had candles made out of my fat.

    1. Preferred Customer

      Substituting "y"s for actual vowels in names is a hott new trend in non-Elitist, Real Amyrica. Just ask Mygyn Kylly.

      1. sudsmckenzie

        Back in my day you could just slap a "Jo" on to the front or the back, as was the style of the time.

    2. GeorgiaBurning

      Everybody now wants their kid to be on reality TV, where they like white trash with weird names


    I work at a hospital, and here's some trivia:

    a) People in wheelchairs ain't any faster, dunkass, they just take up more space and need someone to push them.

    b) Independant mobility is very strongly associated with prospective life expectancy amongst the elderly. I know a ton of patients who fight tooth and nail to stay out of a wheelchair and away from a walker, for exactly that reason.

    c) Based on a) and b), Kathlyn Ehl is an unconscionably terrible person, and should probably take the first half of her bizarrely contradictary racist advise to the #asians to heart herself, and shut the fuck up for a little while.

  7. SorosBot

    “My actions were not just unfortunate, they were offensive,”

    That's not actually an apology. What will she say next, "My fist hitting your face was not just unfortunate, it was physically painful"?

    1. bobbert

      While it is not, technically, an apology (due to the absence of any form of "I'm sorry"), it is higher quality than the usual nonpology. She says "they were offensive", rather than "unfortunately, some people may have been offended" or similar customary bullshit.

      I'd give her a 6.

  8. Estproph

    Yeah! Shut up and speak English, all you Asians! While you're at it, quit being so black, black people! Stop limping, cripples! Hey old people, stop being so old!

    The biggest problem with Twitter is that people use it.

        1. Maman

          No. The look I get from them reads, "What is this fat bitch doing at Whole Foods? This place is for people who want to eat HEALTHY. She is in my way and I have way more important stuff than she has to do"

    1. Butch_Wagstaff

      Gays need 2 stop walkin gay talkin gay shoppin gay they shood b str8 n stuff roflmao

      I don't twitter/tweet/whatever, did I get it right?

  9. boobookitteh

    What I find most offensive is that people are too stupid to realize that anything they put on the internets is public. Despite any 'privacy settings' you may employ.

    I mean how many pictures of junk and racist ramblings have to get people publicly embarrassed or fired from their jobs before people get this??

    I fear for humanity. Not only for the racism and ageism, but the sheer fucking stupidity and inability to use the fucking internets.

  10. rickmaci

    Tells you everything you need to know about HIM as a candidate and what he would stand for as state Attorney f*ing General that he didn't fire this b++++ on the spot.

    1. chicken_thief

      He would fire her, but she gives great head. And isn't nearly as expensive as

    2. Lascauxcaveman

      He has made some (very clumsy) political steps rightward since he's decided to run for Gov. He used to be the moderate Republican that even the blue side of the state could support, but since he's tried to start rallying the base, the results have been, well, predictable.

  11. Terry

    So sweet of her to turn her screw up into A Lesson We Can All Learn.

    "She’ll reportedly keep her job."

    Yes, because she got her job via Daddy's massive campaign contributions.

    1. Chichikovovich

      We shouldn't discount the possibility that she and the would-be Senator have made a Mutually Beneficial Arrangement.

  12. Callyson

    McKenna's statement…"She has done the right thing by apologizing. I am hopeful that she has learned a humbling lesson that will give her greater perspective about having charity in her heart when considering the challenges faced by others.”

    Being Asian is a challenge? Jesus, some Reeps never learn…

    1. sewollef

      …. and limping, slowly, across the crosswalk. Talking in Asian to her blah friend…. who is also limping, slowly, across the crosswalk.

  13. anniegetyerfun

    For me, the most offensive part of this is that there is someone who believes that "Shut up and speak" is a meaningful phrase.

  14. Goonemeritus

    Slow walking Asians wouldn’t be a problem for her if we would just come to our senses and stop letting women drive!

  15. SayItWithWookies

    It's amazing that on a planet with more than six billion people, so many of them think their wants and desires should be everyone else's top priority. I'd like to see a game show in which all of these pestilences spend a month together in a big house with one bathroom.

  16. elburritodeluxe

    She sounds like a real sweet kid. I'm sure she'll be a real asset to the campaign.

  17. Papa_Uniform

    Was wondering if WA had gotten the minimum number of morons "working" this election. Ms Ehl leaves no doubt.

  18. Dildeaux

    She should retroactively resign her position.

    Then she should go fuck herself with a bag of old used hyoperdermic syringes.

  19. shortsandpants

    This isn't fair when she has to deal with all those cretins talking smack about dumb white bitches, ya know?

  20. One_Man_Band

    Between those funny radio guys making fun of Nate Shinagawa's name, to interns demanding that Asians speak English, it is nice to see that rightwingers can take time out from their primary focus of hating blahs to throw a little racism towards our Asian friends.

      1. One_Man_Band

        I somehow forgot to add "Debbie Spent-it-now," also, too.

        They've got some catching up to do to make the messicans feel as appreciated.

        1. emmelemm

          I got an email from Ms. Stabenow that that ad had started appearing on TVs again. Somehow. After it was supposedly "disavowed" or what have you.

  21. proudgrampa

    If my daughter did shit like this, I would disinherit her

    Not that there's that much to disinherit…

  22. BigSkullF*ckingDog

    And you southerners thought you had a monopoly on all the racist assholes in the country. Although she is suspiciously tan for a Washingtonian. Perhaps a transplant from a more racisty part of the country?

      1. Nostrildamus

        I walk by a tanning shop on my way to work (N Seattle). The people in there have a very strange hue. Our neighborhood's mostly white, but with a mix of Hispanics, Asians and Ethiopians. That tan shop color is not found in nature.

    1. Diabeetis

      The Pacific Northwest in general is infested with racist assholes, actually. Lots of neo-Nazis up there, too.

  23. CountryClubJihadi

    I can't wait to follow her on Pinterest.
    I hope she posts the recipes to the Sweet & Sour Bag of Dicks she's having for lunch.

  24. Gopherit

    If she'd ease up on the adderall and coke a bit, she might not be such a bitch. Still, just looking at how far apart her eyes are……fetal alcohol syndrome is a bitch.

    1. UnholyMoses

      If possible, I'd upfist that comment so many times one would need an abacus to count that high.

  25. BigSkullF*ckingDog

    Update: she twatted this while shopping at the Uwajimaya in the international district!

  26. randcoolcatdaddy

    I'd hate to see how she reacts to someone in a wheelchair being pushed along by an Asian kickboxer/MMA fighter with a thick accent asking for directions…

  27. UnholyMoses

    Twitter does a damn good job of ensuring massive amounts of stupid are packed into as few characters as possible. #atwunttypeswhat

  28. DemmeFatale

    I hope her tolerance and humility are rewarded the next time she finds herself in Chinatown.
    (As an ESL tutor, with a lot of experience, I'm certain that Ms. Ehl could NEVER work nearly as hard at Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese as my students work at English.)

  29. StanleyPain2

    This offends me beyond the capacity to describe it!! I mean, how can someone shut up AND speak English at the same time?? This an affront to logic!

  30. Diabeetis

    Kind of makes it hard to believe that Asian Americans were at one time big GOP supporters. But I think it's because idiots like Ehl started becoming the loudest voices in the party since the mid-90's or so (the last Republican presidential candidate who won the Asian vote was Bob Dole).

  31. Edith_Prickly

    I think Miss Cunty McTwittertwat should be sent on exchange to Beijing and see how fast she picks up the native language. I suspect she'll get run over by a pack of senior citizens on bikes yelling "move your ass, round-eye!!" in Mandarin first.

  32. ChessieNefercat

    “It is a lesson to others that social media comments made in frustration not only can hurt others, but they exist long after the moment has passed.”

    It's a lesson to others, but not to you? Is that what you are saying, you witless dolt?

    Your social media comments weren't "made in frustration." They were made in selfishness and offhanded cruelty. That's not frustration honey, that's character.

    1. emmelemm

      I love this comment. That is all.

      Incidentally, Ehl-Oh-Ehl reminds me of my username, which properly should be Emm-El-Emm.

  33. Pap Finn

    Ha Ha (*sob*): Rebecca doesn't point out that Ehl works for a Republican because she doesn't have to. Bigots and sociopaths know which party truly represents them, and everyone with a grey cell in her head knows goddamn good and well which one it is.

  34. miss_grundy

    Hmmmmmm, I guess she doesn't understand that the tweets are public statements!!!!!!!

  35. ttommyunger

    One of the nicest things about living in a fairly large Country with over 300 Millions Citizens is that I most likely will never have to encounter this brittle, judgmental little cunt in person.

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