Friday, March 17, 2006
George Allen Kindles Fire for Election Day Straw Man
Since Sen. George 'Gomer Pyle' Allen hasn't really done anything for Virginians while in office during the last five years, he's now trying to stoke political flares with wet matches from the book of Republican wedge issues.
Everytime we hear Allen say something about anything, it's about immigration. The LA Times quotes him this morning declaring: "We need to invest in technology, heat sensors and a virtual fence -- unmanned drones that can patrol the border and use infrared sensors to detect people crossing at night."
And only last weekend during the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, Allen gave a toothy smile and then chawed off the head of his favorite strawman.
Protecting our homeland also means securing our borders. And securing our borders is the first principle of immigration reform. And the second principle is, you do not reward illegal behavior with amnesty.Allen sure seems to be taking his Senate race cavalierly; the bullshit strawman he's set up to fight looks nothing like the face of the man he'll face in the fall.
One of the greatest concerns for Americans is how we can extricate ourselves from the quagmire of Iraq without bringing the apocalypse to the Middle East; and Julito and Maria Elena crossing our borders have got nothing to do with the heart of the problem.