Earlier today, I went to a Vietnamese New Year Festival with my wife and kids. After a fun lion dance, a Vietnamese-American fellow announced that he is running for Congress. His last name is Trương and we are definitely not related. His slogan is “MVGA.” WTF? That’s right. It stands for “Make Virginia Great Again.” How original?

I wanted to ask him, “What’s wrong with Virginia?” I spent over ten years in the state for lovers and it is already great, especially with the recent election. I didn’t approach him because I was busy with my kids and I didn’t want to ruin the fun.

To the organizers, can we leave politics out of this kind of festival? Can we just enjoy the spirit of Tết without any political agenda? That said. I doubt this MVGA campaign will gain any traction.