Saturday, September 8, 2007

Xenophobes froth at Rudy's truism

Rudy Giuliani managed to say something true Friday, and much of Republicandom, which generally shuns truth like the plague, recoiled in horror.

Rudy said (brace yourself) that illegal immigration is not a crime. "I know that's very hard for people to understand," he added, "but it's not a federal crime."

Mitt Romney, among others, waxed apoplectic at Giuliani's audacity. Not a federal crime? The nerve of the guy!

Indeed, illegal immigration is not a federal crime, which means the Republican candidates for president are now likely to scream for adoption of a law making it a federal crime. They'll probably also want the death penalty for illegal immigrants who happen to be gay.

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