Saturday, July 08, 2006
Rep. Virgil Goode says "If you are here illegally and want to fly the Mexican flag, go to Mexico and wave the American flag."
This is the worst sort of political cynicism: an attempt to distract from the REAL issue--his own acceptance of illegal campaign contributions from defense contractor MZM.
That's right, Virgil--wrap yourself in the flag, and no one will notice what you're doing under there!
(7/12/06: ok, there's some revisionism going on here: Virgil now says he said fly the MEXICAN flag in Mexico, not the American flag. Yeah, uh-huh, whatever... Anyway, the point is, Virgil, that no one comes to this country to fly a flag. They come here because we're--right!-- the land of opportunity! And who among us, except Native Americans, didn't end up here for that reason?)
btw: apparently, all these republicans never took basic economics. Either that, or they weren't paying attention. Haven't they ever heard of the law of supply and demand? Right now oranges are rotting on the ground in Florida because there aren't enough folks to pick 'em! Makes sense to me!