Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Students and clergy, not to mention Hispanics, are up-in-arms over the version of the bill Sue signed her name to. So what does Sue do? Waffle, big-time! With extra syrup. Here's what her designated hitter told the Times Herald-Record yesterday:
Kelly spokesman Kevin Callahan said the congresswoman didn't support all the provisions in the bill. "She supported it as a first step toward addressing the illegal immigration problem and better enforcing our laws," Callahan said.
So let's get this straight: Sue voted for the legislation twice, but now she doesn't agree with pieces of it? And, if that's the case, which specific pieces does she have a problem with and why didn't she raise her concerns back in December, before she voted?
To paraphrase Tom Friedman's so-called Pottery Barn rule here, You vote it, you own it. After all, waffles really only taste good at breakfast!
I mean, you expect her to believe in this stuff just because she votes for it? But if she believed in it, then you'd expect her to stand up for it, and to be able to debate in favor of it and ... oh, wait, I forgot, this is Sue we're talking about. Sorry.
IMO, this immigration issue is just a smokescreen for the fact that the GOP isn't doing squat to protect our borders from terrorists. They are unwilling to do anything on stuff like port security, and need to look like they are doing SOMETHING to keep people from just waltzing into our country. In the meantime, they forget to note that the 9/11 hijackers all entered the US with legal visas...
Or, did she read the bill at all before she voted for it?