Palast is quite right: Arizona’s heinous immigration law is not just a spontaneous burst
of bigotry, but an early move to help the GOP there steal the next election.
Let’s talk about Jan Brewer, the governor who, not surprisingly, signed this bill into law.
When she was secretary of state, she also served as chairperson of Bush/Cheney’s
“re-election” campaign in Arizona–just like Ken Blackwell in Ohio that same year,
and Florida’s Katherine Harris four years earlier. Although nobody mentioned it, because
the serial election theft in Arizona hadn’t (and still hasn’t) ever been reported by the national
media, such overt partisan commitment was as inappropriate in her case as it was in
Harris/Blackwell’s. Like those two, she’s an ardent partisan–and Christianist–who
will do anything to “win”
And so we also need to say something about our president–who’s actually the one
responsible for Brewer’s sitting in the governor’s chair. Let’s remember that she wasn’t
voted into that position, but slid up into it when then-governor Janet Napolitano was
appointed by Obama to run the Department of Homeland Security. It was yet another
indication of his utter cluelessness, and/or indifference, re: the little matter of the GOP’s
strong penchant for election fraud. (I wrote about it at the time–and yet, amazingly
enough, Obama picked Napolitano anyway!)
So it is not too early to prepare ourselves for a big win by AZ’s Republicans this fall!
Behind the Arizona Immigration Law:GOP Game to Swipe the November Election
Our investigation in Arizona discovered the real intent of the show-me-your-papers law.
by Greg Palast for Truthout.org
[Phoenix, AZ.] Don’t be fooled. The way the media plays the story, it was a wave of racist, anti-immigrant hysteria that moved Arizona Republicans to pass a sick little law, signed last week, requiring every person in the state to carry papers proving they are US citizens.
I don’t buy it. Anti-Hispanic hysteria has always been as much a part of Arizona as the Saguaro cactus and excessive air-conditioning.
What’s new here is not the politicians’ fear of a xenophobic “Teabag” uprising.