Elizabeth Dole Has Nice Friends

Sheriff: Mexicans breed like rabbits:

It’s a new law of journalism: Put a piece about illegal immigrants in the paper, and stand back for the reader reaction.

It happened again last week when The N&O published a profile of Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell. Our inboxes were full of pungent comment on the sheriff’s incautious remarks about the Hispanic presence in the county where he enforces the law.

Among Bizzell’s observations, as captured in quotes by staff writer Kristin Collins: “Mexicans are trashy.” They are “breeding like rabbits.” “All they do is work and make love.”

Oh, Liddy:

Bizzell is not just any anti-immigrant xenophobe. He is the immediate past president of the N.C. Sheriffs Association, in which he advocated a crackdown on undocumented immigrants, andhe has been on a sheriffs’ task force for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole on immigration issues. He has appeared in campaign ads for her.

I look forward to the parade of TV commentators asking Liddy to denounce Bizzell, and opining solemnly thather past friendship with him is just one more cross Republicans will have to bear in the elections this fall.

Via Romenesko.

A.

4 thoughts on “Elizabeth Dole Has Nice Friends

  1. I look forward to the parade of TV commentators asking Liddy to denounce Bizzell, and opining solemnly that her past friendship with him is just one more cross Republicans will have to bear in the elections this fall.

  2. “All they do is work and make love.”
    Dumb Question: So they are hard workers and not involved in crime. Isn’t that a compliment?

  3. I look forward to the total lack of comparison to Mexicans and turn-of-the-century Irishmen. Do a little bit of research – the Irish were regarded much in the same way as Mexicans in years past. Now all we have to do is get past the drunk issue and we’ll be on-par with every anglo out there.
    I actually got into an argument with this bigoted Irish guy I know a couple days ago. I had to pull a couple of references; e.g “No Irish Allowed” from the internet to get him to get all shut-up-y
    God I love this century.

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