February 17, 2006, - 11:01 am
By Debbie Schlussel
I am quoted in today’s Baltimore Sun, regarding my commentary on “U.S.” Olympic ice dancer Tanith Belbin and the special treatment she got from liberal U.S. Senator Carl Levin in speeding up her citizenship through legislation.
According to the Sun, the family of another American Olympian, David Mitchell, agreed with me, at the time writing a letter to Congress saying that Belbin’s special treatment might hurt his and his ice-dancing partner’s berth in the Games. (Mitchell and his partner did not qualify.)
Here’s the quote from the Sun, quoting me:
The bill wasn’t universally applauded. The Federation for American Immigration Reform linked to a blog by Debbie Schlussel, a political commentator who also serves as a sports attorney and agent, who wrote, “Belbin shouldn’t be in the Olympics representing our country. She got special treatment, despite the fact that plenty of hard-working Amerian ice skaters who were born here … don’t get special treatment.”
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