Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Edwin Meese: It's an amnesty

Remember just last week when John McCain said this?
"Call it a banana if you want to ... to call the process that we require under this legislation amnesty frankly distorts the debate and it's an unfair interpretation of it."

McCain may want to go get himself some bananas to shove in his yapper. Edwin Meese, Reagan's Attorney General at the time of the last amnesty had this to say:
Like the amnesty bill of 1986, the current Senate proposal would place those who have resided illegally in the United States on a path to citizenship, provided they meet a similar set of conditions and pay a fine and back taxes. The illegal immigrant does not go to the back of the line but gets immediate legalized status, while law-abiding applicants wait in their home countries for years to even get here. And that's the line that counts. In the end, slight differences in process do not change the overriding fact that the 1986 law and today's bill are both amnesties.

John McCain, the "Straight Talk Express," huh? If his bus driver swerves as much as McCain double talks, somebody may want to breathalyze him in '08.

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