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Presidential healthcare forum: Bill Richardson for illegal aliens; more media malfeasance - 03/24/07
There was a big "presidential" healthcare forum in Las Vegas earlier today, but it looks like the only one who attended were from the Democratic Party. Realizing that I didn't watch it and I'm only relying on a few blogger reports, it looks like there was probably more debate involved at the Third Plenary Soviet.
The moderator was Karen Tumulty of Time, and you can read her nearly content-free round-up here .
[UPDATE: Send a free FAX about this here. Links to our full coverage about this below]
Could Reps. Jeff Flake and Luis Guitierrez be the Abbott and Costello of a new generation?
Yesterday, Texas' House and Senate approved House Resolution 853, a tribute to New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and his "brilliant career". No, really. Those of strong stomach can read it here.
During his acceptance speech, he said this:
"The [border] wall should be torn down... It's bad policy. It was done to get election votes... And the next president should not build it.
Back in 1995, then-Congressman Bill Richardson said this:
"We have to band together and that means Latinos in Florida, Cuban-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, South Americans - we have to network better - we have to be more politically minded - we have to put aside party and think of ourselves as Latinos, as Hispanics, more than we have in the past."
I strongly urge everyone to go to his campaign appearances and read him that quote, then ask him the following:
If a white politician had said something similar, wouldn't they be bran
As soon as a door closes, a window opens or something, and recently-resigned John Edwards blogger Amanda Marcotte is learning that Edwards' loss might be B. Hussein Obama's gain. Or...
If you're in Iowa, there will be a "National Summit on Immigration" in Marshalltown on February 26. I don't have any further information on it, but considering it's in Iowa some presidential candidates might show up. I strongly urge everyone to attend if possible and try to ask tough questions of those candidates and others who support amnesty. Publicly embarassing someone like Bill Richardson would be a great way to make immigration issues a part of the upcoming campaigns.
You need a reservation to attend, and in order to get that you need to mail in an SASE by Feb.
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, a former UN ambassador, was named as the Organization of American States' special envoy on migration in an effort to improve US-Latin American dialogue.
..."The migration issue is key to improving relations (between Latin America and the United States," Richardson, 59, said at a news conference alongside OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza.
...Richardson, whose state borders Mexico, rejected plans backed by Pre
The Los Angeles Times offers the unsigned editorial (perhaps written by Andres Martinez) "Off the fence", which discusses New Mexico governor Bill Richardson's immigration speech. They call it "thoughtful" and a "rebuke to Republican immigrant bashers". Obviously, that's muddled thinking, but that's what you expect from the LAT.
New Mexico governor and possible presidential candidate Bill Richardson continues his outreach to the 5% or so of U.S. citizens who support illegal immigration with his thoughts that the recently passed border fence "gets in the way" of U.S.-Mexico relations, and:
"The fence is very unpopular on the border in Texas and New Mexico, in Chihuahua... So one of the most significant and constructive acts the U.S.
Beverly Keel of a magazine called "American Profile" offers a profile of New Mexico governor Bill Richardson entitled "Talking It Through". I'm not familiar with that site, but it looks like they offer "nice" news and don't do investigative journalism. Even taking that into account, the article is extremely flattering. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if he tries to use it as his official bio. A sample:
With a resume that includes seven terms in Congress and stints as U.S.
...[Board of Regents chairman Javier] Gonzales has said regents are concerned about several issues, including the American Association of University Professors' decision last month to censure Highlands on the grounds the school improperly denied
Speaking in Santa Fe, Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez promoted "comprehensive" immigration "reform", and also said that the Department of Justice will add twenty new federal prosecutors in the border region to handle immigration cases. Five new prosecutors will handle drug-related crimes.
Gonzales said over the past six years, the Justice Department has boosted the number of federal prosecutors along the Mexican border by 29 percent, to 561.
Hispanics need to become more involved in the political process to ensure their voices are heard on issues facing the nation, including immigration, the nation's only Hispanic governor said during a weekend visit to the state.
Registering to vote and going to the polls are critical parts of that process, Democratic Gov.
Yesterday Karl Rove spoke before the far-left, Ford Foundation-sponsored, pro-illegal immigration racial power group National Council of La Raza ("The Race"). Even the AP admits that they're "left-leaning". Here's one thing he had to say:
"Too many simplify the problem into one word, 'amnesty,'...
Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez said Mexican business executives told him yesterday they feel "totally rejected" by California political leaders, a contrast to their warm relations with Texas officials.All togethe
After a private meeting with a dozen business leaders here, the Los Angeles Democrat said executives regard the current wave of "anti-immigrant hysteria" in California as an affront to them...
In a less-than-worthless segment of PBS's NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown sat there while New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and Mexican ambassador Carlos De Icaza said (almost) nothing of note. Brown had no even slightly interesting or slightly tough questions for them.
The AP reports on the National Governors Association's summer conference in "Driver's license costs will skyrocket, governors warn".