Thursday, August 12, 2010

Raising Arizona

As if gay-bashing wasn’t enough, Bill McCollum is now pandering to the xenophobes in Florida by proposing an immigration bill for the state of Florida that is more draconian than the one in Arizona.

The move could propel Florida to the forefront of a heated national debate on immigration policy.

”Arizona is going to want this law,” McCollum said. ”We’re better, we’re stronger, we’re tougher and we’re fairer.”

Arizona is already having enough trouble with the law they have, what with boycotts, Neo-Nazis, and a federal lawsuit on their hands.

This is just the latest twist in Mr. McCollum’s foray into the immigration debate. When the Arizona law first made headlines last spring, he thought it went too far and that the state didn’t need something that drastic. Then Rick Scott got into the governor’s race, bought a lot of attack ads on TV, and all of a sudden Mr. McCollum is in a real race for the nomination. And when it comes to fearmongering, he’s not about to be out-peckered by some outsider.

And that’s just what we need in government today; yet another couple of bullies trying to out-butch each other.