"You might be a Republican, if..."

From Arnold's speech before the GOP convention, here are some of the ways to tell if you're a proper Republican:

If I had a few hours, I could analyze Arnold's speech word by word. However, most of the rest is heart-warming pap about him being an immigrant, how compassionate the Republicans are, how the Republicans love immigrants, and so on and so forth.

Unfortunately, on the ground here in California there's a few problems with all this wonderful immigration we Republicans love so much.

Namely, the majority far-left California legislature has put a bill on Arnold's desk that would give driver's licenses to illegal aliens. We in the Republican party love immigrants, so it might come as a surprise to some that Arnold apparently intends to veto this bill.

How could we Republicans - who love immigrants so much - fail to give driver's licenses to immigrants? Didn't all of them come to America to live the American dream, no matter where they came from or how they got here?

When you fail to specify what you mean by "immigration" it causes big problems. Doublespeak causes big problems.

I'm sure Arnold sees the problems that Bush has laid at his door by failing to do his job and enforce the immigration laws, but, hey, he's a team player.


Even Arnold's one statement about playing by the rules can be interpreted two ways.

On the one hand, you can argue that illegal immigration is illegal (and, obviously, breaking the rules).

On the other hand, you can take the Bush-Cedillo tactic and change the rules.