Re: Ethnicity of Presidential Candidates
- I wrote emails to Badnarik and Peroutka's official web sites. Here
are the answers I received:
>Hi Shawna, thanks for your interest. The name BadnarikPEROUTKA
>is Slovak. Both of my parents have Slovak ancestry for
>6 generations back. I have never been to the Slovak
>republic but my mother has and gives lectures on the
>Slovak heritage. There is no remaining family in
>Slovakia. My great-grandparents and great-great
>grandparents from Zentlin (Eastern Slovakia) came to
>the U.S. in the early 1900s.
>My parents can speak fluent Slovak but I do not. I
>can, however, cook the traditional foods such as
>nutrolls, poppyseed rolls, holubki and pirohy.
>Mr.Peroutka's name is Czechoslovakian, hes part Czech and Irish.So, there you have it. If you want to vote for someone of Czech or
Slovak ancestry, Kerry, Badnarik, and Peroutka all qualify, with
Badnarik being the Slovak.
Shawna Gambol Woodard
(I'm 1/2 Slovak & 1/2 Many other ethnic groups).
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Frank" <frankur@w...> wrote:
> I had posted some ethnicities of candidates elsewhere.
> John Kerry's grandfather was from what is now the Czech Republic
> had changed his name from Kohn to Kerry and married a Catholic girl
> Boston MA.
> Kohn is a Czech-Bohemian surname of which there are 1000s in the
> Jak se máte ? Czech
> A Jerry Kohn is running for US Senate under the Libertarian Party
> while its 2004 Presidental candidate is a Michael Badnarik whose
> surname is Slovak.
> Ako sa más^ ? Slovak
> Peroutka is also a Czech surname.
> The Czech telephone directory lists 57 surnames Peroutka just under
> Praha, the capital city.
> Frank K