Thursday, April 26, 2007

Editorial: "Laborer bill deserves governor's signature"

In his first words the unnamed Courier editor gives away his highest priority in this issue: "The view."

That's really what it's about, isn't it? We don't mind having the positive effects of the work these people do, we just don't want to see them. We don't even care whether they're illegal, really, only that they're brown and untidy.

Farther down we get a nice little frame for the Governor's decision: if she signs it, she's courting independent voters, if she vetoes it, she's courting Hispanic voters. Of course there's no chance that she'll decide on the basis of whether she thinks it's good law, right?

By the way, guys, it's Immigration and Customs Enforcement, not "Immigration Customs and Enforcement."

3 comments:

catalyst said...

Steven,

Just what "votes" is the Governor supposed to be considering in making her decisions? I didn't think she was running again.

Steven Ayres said...

Good point if the editor were thinking about the governor in terms of her personal approval, which is not unlikely, but of course a governor with a 70% approval rating and an opposed legislature is the de facto party leader as well.

leftturnclyde said...

How come we are'nt going after the people who hire these folks..
and I'll believe The gov aint running again when I see It