Letter: last 100 conservatives who support Senate amnesty bill must band together!
A group of about 30 conservatives have sent an open letter to the rest demanding that they band together and support the Bush/Kennedy/Kyl massive illegal alien amnesty bill. The letter itself is full of half-truths, such as their claim that "it will make sure that the law is enforced first, before any other provisions of the legislation take effect". Actually, the semi-legalization would occur immediately, and the government would only have 24 or 48 hours to turn down someone's application.
Here's a list of some of the signatories, with the rest in the extended entry:
* Jack Kemp, former New York congressman
* Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida
* Ken Mehlman, former chairman, Republican National Committee
* Tamar Jacoby, senior fellow, Manhattan Institute
* Michael Gerson, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
* Hector Barreto, chairman, The Latino Coalition
* Lawrence Kudlow, economics editor, National Review Online
* Linda Chavez, chairman, Center for Equal Opportunity
Two others are open/loose borders "economists", Gregory Mankiw, professor of economics, Harvard University; Donald J. Boudreaux, chairman, Economics Department, George Mason University. You can see an example of the latter's thinking abilities on display in this post. The first was a signatory to the similarly childlike Open Letter on Immigration. As previously discussed, some of the first picking up the recent David Leonhardt smear of Lou Dobbs were similar "economists", although not those two.
Another is Robert de Posada, president, The Latino Coalition. He also has a link to First Data/Western Union, a company that profits from illegal immigration.
James Q. Wilson, professor of public policy, Pepperdine University
Bill Paxon, former New York congressman
Charlie Black, chairman, BKSH & Associates
Mike Murphy, Republican strategist
Francis Fukuyama, professor of political economy, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Richard Gilder, partner, Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co., LLC
Jeff Bell, principal, Capital City Partners
Jerry Bowyer, chairman, Bowyer Media
Joseph Bottum, editor, First Things
Larry Cirignano, Catholic activist
Pancho Kinney, former director of strategy, White House Office of Homeland Security