Wednesday, May 16, 2007

About the Wave of Illegals...and Bipartisanship


Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta, who gained national prominence by targeting illegal immigrants living in his small northeastern Pennsylvania city, cruised to the Republican nomination for a third term on Tuesday - and unexpectedly won the Democratic nomination, too.

Barletta trounced GOP challenger Dee Deakos with nearly 94 percent of the vote. And he beat former Mayor Michael Marsicano for the Democratic nomination by staging a last-minute write-in campaign, all but guaranteeing himself another term, unofficial returns showed.

The guy takes a stand against illegal immigration, then gets the nomination of BOTH parties for his seat as Mayor!!!

Barletta, a businessman who took office in 2000, proposed the Illegal Immigration Relief Act last year after four illegal immigrants were charged with shooting and killing a man.

The measure, on hold due to a legal challenge by Hispanic groups and individuals, was approved last summer and emulated by towns and cities around the nation. It would penalize landlords who rent to illegal immigrants and businesses that hire them.

But John McPain is "negotiating" with LaRaza toward a bi-partisan "solution."

Maybe McPain doesn't have a good understanding of "bi-partisan."

HT: Vox

1 comment:

Billiam said...

McCain is not a maverick. He's a gelding.