I’ll Get Back to You On That
With the administration pouncing so hard on the new Arizona immigration law, and the Justice Department preparing to challenge it in court, you’d figure that Attorney General Eric Holder might have actually read the thing. Alas, you would be wrong:
I’ve seen the text of the law (if you’re interested, you can see it for yourself here).
It runs sixteen pages. Chapters in a Dan Brown novel run longer than that. Holder could have absorbed the entirety of the law at his desk during lunch while munching on a burger and fries, and still have time afterward to go out for a Frosty.
So why so squirrelly over a law you’ve never read, Eric?
Could it be that the administration has already made up its mind that it doesn’t like a state taking its own steps to enforce federal laws that the feds themselves refuse to enforce?
Or maybe that the president is trying to use this as a wedge issue to drive more Latino votes to the Democrat Party?
Nah, couldn’t be anything like that.
I’m reminded of the time Barack Obama pronounced sentence on the Cambridge Police Department, saying that they acted “stupidly” in the arrest of his buddy Skip Gates. That he knew nothing of the circumstances surrounding that arrest didn’t matter. In law, that’s called assuming facts not in evidence–and as a lawyer, he should have known better. It’s becoming increasingly clear, however, that this administration doesn’t have much use for the facts–particularly if they contradict the party line.