Thursday, July 06, 2006
Sue's run for the border!
While we didn't know that Sue was such a big fan of Tex-Mex cuisine, we do know that she rarely misses a photo-op that makes her look like she's actually doing something other than taking checks from lobbyists. Which is why we should expect to see pictures of Sue looking tough and donning night-vision goggles, no less -- memories of Michael Dukakis in a tank come to mind -- as she travels to Texas and goes out on a border patrol with two other Congressional show-and-tellers, according to this article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
As the Post-Dispatch delicately noted, the two-day "fact-finding" trip, which needless to say, we're all footing the bill for, is really just grandstanding and is unlikely to contribute anything substantive to the contentious immigration debate. But since when has that ever stopped Sue?
On a related note, Sue recently did the right thing and voted to renew the Voting Rights Act. That's a good thing. However, she did vote to approve one of the bigoted amendments that the KKK wing of the GOP tried to get included. The King amendment (not Martin Luther King, but Steve King of Iowa) sought to take away provisions for making ballots available in languages other than English. Guess we can't have minorities able to vote in their native tongue, even though they're now US citizens. After all, those minorities do tend to vote Democrat... I guess we can add bigot to Sue's list of "accomplishments." Bet she won't send out a press release on that!