Politics | Joseph Cao's stay in Congress may be as short as his path there was remarkable
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/23/09, 12:00 am
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Saigon-born Ahn "Joseph" Cao (pronounced "Gow") has managed to surprise the political establishment in his own 100 days in office. He became a Republican congressman in a Democratic district-and as a freshman lawmaker has already shown his independence, voting against President Obama's stimulus package though it had funds for his own district of New Orleans, and breaking ranks with Republicans on interrogation policies and a hate-crimes bill.