Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Bill - Be The First One On Your Block To Read It

You can now say that you did what other government officials have not done, you can actually READ Arizona State Bill 1070.

Of course it would be easier to join the chorus of those who hate the bill but have not read it because then you would be part of the in crowd.

Janet Napolitano, who has been a vocal critic of the new Arizona immigration law, told Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Monday that she had not reviewed the law in detail, but nevertheless repeated criticism she made in April on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that the law is a “bad law enforcement law

Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder said he hadn't read the law either, although he too has criticized it. He told the House Judiciary Committee he'd "expressed concerns" about the Arizona law, "on the basis of what I've heard about the law" from newspaper and TV reports. Holder has questioned whether the law is constitutional and has said the federal government may challenge it in court.

Eric Holder speaks as though he were an expert on the law and yet, he hasn't read it. Perhaps I should speak out on War and Peace. I haven't read it but I think it was just horrible when you read the part about how innocent babies and pregnant women killed, but the love scene where all the countries get together and hug for peace is great. Oh that didn't happen in War and Peace? It doesn't matter because you can say whatever you want if you are on team Barrack.

On Tuesday, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley revealed that he, too, had not read the bill, despite commenting on it.

It must be nice to be really, really smart, so smart that you don't even have to read something but you can claim you know what it says. Sounds almost like a magic trick. Maybe they're psychic.

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