For the record, I don't really have an opinion about the immigration issue currently setting Capitol Hill aflame and making Lou Dobbs's oversized head explode nightly on CNN. On the one hand, I understand and agree that if you break the law in this country -- immigration laws included -- you deserve to be punished; I also understand that certain concessions to reality, however unfortunate, have to be made: If you kicked every illegal immigrant out of, say, where I live in New York City, the whole damn place would grind to a halt.
That said, I can't abide dishonesty from those who seek our trust -- no matter the subject.
Last night, during a first-of-its-kind live debate on Spanish-language network Univision, the Democratic candidates for president proved that bullshit knows no language-barrier.
When asked the absurdly petulant trick question "Why is it okay to vote in favor of erecting a wall along the U.S./Mexico border but not the U.S./Canada border?" the entire panel seemed to erupt in flustered confusion -- the "gotcha" moment the moderator no doubt intended.
Hillary Clinton and Barack
Oprah Obama in particular engaged in wholly insincere verbal gymnastics, each evading the main thrust of the question by brandishing a mind-blowing arsenal of inefficacies, platitudes and half-measures -- all politically correct and guaranteed to offend no one; all devoid of anything even resembling substance.
Needless to say,no one was willing to respond to the question with the only honest and legitimate answer possible.
Why build a wall along the Mexican border but not the Canadian?
Because there aren't a half-million illegals sneaking across the border from Canada every year.
Answer this way and I'll vote for you simply on principle.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Posted by Chez at 1:39 PM