Monday, October 17, 2011

Don’t Fence Me In

Herman Cain, the GOP’s latest desperate attempt to find someone — anyone — to be the front runner, suggested last week that we need a twenty-foot-high electric fence along our border with Mexico.

If Herman Cain becomes president, he’ll build an electrified border fence that could kill Mexicans who try to illegally cross into the U.S., the Republican candidate said Saturday.

“It’s going to be 20 feet high. It’s going to have barbed wire on the top. It’s going to be electrified. And there’s going to be a sign on the other side saying, ‘It will kill you — Warning,’” Cain said, according to the New York Times. He also said the sign would be “in English and in Spanish.”

Yeah, that really worked well for the East Germans.

Mr. Cain later allowed as how he was joking.

“That’s a joke,” Mr. Cain told the journalist David Gregory during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where he was asked about the electrified fence. “That’s not a serious plan. I’ve also said America needs to get a sense of humor.”

Oh, I think our sense of humor is pretty well intact; we look at the GOP candidates and burst out laughing.