You can add Asst. Sec. of State, P. J. Crowley to the growing list of high level Bush Obama! officials who have been highly critical of the AZ Immigration law, and who haven’t read the bill. First, it was “Eric The Silent”, or (Eric the Red, if you prefer), who sheepishly admitted that he hadn’t actually read the thing. Then, predictably, Napolitano, under questioning couldn’t claim to have read the bill, either. And now this fool, who was put in the difficult position of having to defend Stephen Posner’s disgusting apologia for the AZ law to the Chinese, on Fox.
Sarracuda piled on, today, as well:
On Fox News this morning, State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley became the third Obama administration official in short succession to admit that he hadn’t actually bothered to read Arizona’s 10-page long “secure the border” bill before condemning it and criticizing Americans who support Arizona’s necessary efforts to do the job the Obama Administration should be doing. Crowley’s statement follows similar admissions from Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.
At first blush this revelation seemed unbelievable, but maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. This now seems “the Washington way” of doing things. If the party in power tells us they have to pass bills in order to find out what’s actually in them, they can also criticize bills (and divide the country with ensuing rhetoric) without actually reading them.
Still I can’t help but feel outraged on behalf of Arizona’s citizens for the incompetence shown by these Administration officials. Arizonans have the courage to do what the Obama administration has failed to do in its first year and a half in office – namely secure our border and enforce our federal laws. And as a result, Arizonans have been subjected to a campaign of baseless accusations by the same people who freely admit they haven’t a clue about what they’re actually campaigning against.
The absolute low point of this campaign came last Friday, when a U.S. State Department delegation met with Chinese negotiators to discuss human rights.