Wednesday, July 18, 2007

 

Great moments in Political Responsibility

Good for Virginia’s Prince William and Loudoun counties as they take on a job that other Americans should – but won’t – do:

“The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution yesterday that would limit illegal immigrants' access to county services and penalize employers who hire them, … One week after Prince William County officials took a similar step, Loudoun's supervisors voted unanimously for the resolution, which they said was necessary to stop blight and curb crime, especially on the county's border with Herndon and Fairfax County.” Loudoun Approves Measure Targeting Illegal Immigrants

“Voted unanimously” – that’s why you got to love this bit of political blame game:

“Loudoun Supervisor James Burton (I-Blue Ridge) complained that he was being "railroaded" on a complex and sensitive issue. "To be handed a resolution on the day we meet, and to be asked to vote on it without understanding the consequences or the content of that resolution, is irresponsible," he said.”

To be clear, for Mr. Burton to be asked to vote on a resolution “without understanding the consequences or the content of that resolution” – that’s irresponsible. On the other hand, I guess actually voting for a resolution “without understanding the consequences or the content of that resolution”…

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