Friday, May 18, 2007

 

"Wait here, Mary Jo, I'll go get help..."

I’d love to able to comment more specifically about the newly-proposed “comprehensive” immigration bill cobbled together by certain Senators yesterday but, as previously noted, I am not one of Ted Kennedy’s unnamed stakeholders and thus am not yet privy to reading the actual contents of the bill. Unfortunately, it seems that nobody – including actual Senators who will be called onto vote for this – have actually read the whole mess either.

But if Ted Kennedy saw no problem with taking a college exam without actually reading it first (Okay – without he himself actually taking it), I guess he doesn’t think it too big a stretch to ask fellow Congresspeople to pass a bill with similar preparation:

“Congress should coalesce behind sweeping new compromise immigration legislation despite steep political obstacles because opportunities to confront the problem head-on are rare, Sen. Edward Kennedy said Friday.” Kennedy urges support for immigration bill - USATODAY.com

Helpfully, over at The Corner at NRO, Mark Krikorian has collected some Ted Kennedy quotes from some of those previous “rare” opportunities:

“1965: "The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs."

“1986: "This amnesty will give citizenship to only 1.1 to 1.3 million illegal aliens. We will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again bring forward another amnesty bill like this."

..and remember, like Brutus, Ted Kennedy is an honorable man.

Comments:
Not necessarily honorable, just misunderstood.
 
perhaps it is his curse
 
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