Fred Thompson is the emerging for reasons I don’t quite understand as the Great Conservative (read: White) Hope. His recent comments on immigration offer a penetrating preview of his campaign rhetoric:
“Twelve million illegal immigrants later, we are now living in a nation that is beset by people who are suicidal maniacs and want to kill countless innocent men, women and children around the world. We’re sitting here now with essentially open borders.”
Thanks, Senator. When my neighbor, a young woman from Puebla, Mexico — whose husband has overseen the renovation of two buildings in my neighborhood and who takes his family to Red Hook Park to play soccer on Sunday, his only day off — straps her kid into his stroller I’ll wonder if maybe, just maybe, she’s strapping an explosive belt around his waist as well. “Suicidal maniacs” are in our midst and they’re cooking pozole for dinner!
I can’t wait for Thompson to fall for the hype he’s been getting and declare. And Newt Gingrich too, for that matter.