Friday, September 28, 2007

Chichester Edits Statements for Accuracy

New York State AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes today in support of Governor Spitzer's scheme to provide driver's licenses to illegal aliens:

“Governor Spitzer’s actions will shine a light on those who are willing to become productive members of our society and workforce (I don't care if illegal aliens broke our laws since they could become dues-paying members of my union racket one day). As such, greater scrutiny (amnesty) will reduce the opportunities for those who would otherwise take advantage of individuals willing to work and provide for their families (unlike us Carthusian Monks at the AFL-CIO who have never taken advantage of anyone). The ability to protect a workers’ livelihood is essential, regardless of immigration status (we at the ALF-CIO have a long history of corruption so don't be surprised that I just said I don't give a damn about the law).

The "Nazis" at ICE

AP reports agents for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided 11 McDonald's restaurants in Nevada and arrested at least 56 illegal aliens.

After the raids Gilbert Cortez, a "Latino leader," said:

"We don't approve of the Gestapo methods ICE is using."


In the mind of Mr. Gilbert Cortez, "Latino leader," the enforcement of American federal law by immigration officials is the moral equivalent of an evil that slaughtered six million Jews.

I have a hunch Mr. Cortez won't be disavowed or denounced any time soon by the National Council of La Raza.

The AP further reports:

"The raids drew immediate criticism from Reno Mayor Bob Cashell and activists, who estimated the number of arrests to be closer to 100.

"The mayor joined a news conference area Hispanic leaders and members of the American Civil Liberties Union called in front of the federal courthouse late Thursday."

Newt. Go Away. Please.

Newt Gingrich won the Republican Congressional majority on November 8, 1994. No individual deserves more credit for the historic achievement.

He should stay retired from public office.

Gingrich is responsible for beginning the long, slow fall of his majority.

He gave up the fight against spending and big government.

He carried on publicly while professing fidelity and morality, which gave the left a joyful opportunity to condemn his hypocrisy.

He "melts" around the Clintons. Apparently, he's still melting, which The Hill reports today.

The Catcher of the Phony

Phony of the Week: Former NFL Player Tim Green.

The New York Times reports Green is considering a run for the New York State Legislature, and:

"He had been a Republican, according to the Onondaga County Board of Elections, but changed his enrollment. He enrolled as a Democrat, according to people with knowledge of his discussions with the party, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because a run is not certain."

Senator Sam Brownback, and Groveling

Sen. McCain, Sen. Thompson, Gov. Romney and Mayor Giuliani made the right decision to boycott the debate last night hosted by talk show host Tavis Smiley at historically-black Morgan State University.

Because they would have to defend themselves against different variations of: Why are you a racist?


Mr. Smiley on CNN yesterday:

"They're trying to go, these front-runners, these Republican front-runners, trying to go through this entire primary process and never have to address voters of color and never be queried by journalists of color. And I think in the most multicultural, multiracial, multiethnic America ever, that, quite frankly, is unacceptable."

All one needs to know about Mr. Smiley's motives is that he had the temerity to invite Alan Keyes. Excuse me, but when did Keyes become a presidential candidate - again?

The four leading contenders for the nomination don't need to share a stage with Keyes. His only purpose would be to scream and rage at the candidates for being insufficiently Keyes.

The Republican field should debate race in America. But not in a forum that is so obviously a set-up for embarrassment.

Rudy Fighting The Weird Factor

N.Y. Post: More Asking If Rudy Has Right Stuff

The New York Times Man Crush On Sen. Obama

NYT: Obama Distances Himself From Clinton, on Her Turf

Governor Richard Milhouse Spitzer

The Governor on Bloomberg's opposition to his amnesty driver's license policy.

"He is wrong at every level - dead wrong, factually wrong, legally wrong, morally wrong, ethically wrong."

It's only a matter of time before he starts Captain Queeg-ing and asking who stole his strawberries

"Against Children's Health"

There are issues in politics ripe for demagogues that can be easily dismissed. And than there are "children's issues."

Yesterday, the Senate voted 67-29 to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program by $35 billion.

"Anyone who votes in lock step with the president and against children's health, they are going to hear about it back home," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

"Against children's health."

This language is ludicrous. Yet effective.

The merits of a "children's issue" don't matter. The facts don't matter.

Republicans are petrified. Petrified at the thought of Democrats attacking them if President Bush vetoes this bill.

Who can possibly be "against children's health" in our country? Anyone who uses such simpleton language should be laughed out of public life. Not only does that not happen, the Chris Van Hollens go on to hold positions of immense power.

Van Hollen language debases the body politic.

Nancy Pelosi Protecting America's Border

Speaker Tracy Flick Nancy Pelosi In USA Today:

"I have been against the fence, I thought it's a bad idea even when it was just a matter of discussion. These are communities where you have a border going through them, they are not communities where you have a fence splitting them.

"It just isn't fair. Those young people who came to America one way or another ... their opportunities are curtailed because of the situation. And it's not only harmful to them — it's harmful to the country."

Lunatic Update

Fox News: Ahmadinejad Cements Ties With Chavez, Other Leaders