Video: The State Department hasn’t read the AZ bill, either; Update: Palin rips State for apologizing to China
posted at 2:20 pm on May 18, 2010 by Ed Morrissey
When Laura Bush was First Lady, she made literacy her signature project. Maybe we need her to come back to the Obama White House and start offering literacy programs to high-ranking officials. State Department spokesman P. J. Crowley becomes the latest official to admit that he’s criticizing SB 1070 without having bothered to actually read the legislative language. Fox’s Greg Jarret skewers Crowley and notes that, at the least, it’s consistent with the rest of the administration (via the Boss Emeritus):
Crowley committed an interesting Freudian slip at the 2:26 mark: “We were actually standing up to America.” That’s certainly what it looks like to most of us, too.
Update (AP): Here’s what I’ve been waiting for.
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…
Arizona’s law, which just mirrors the federal law, simply allows the police to ask those whom they have already stopped for some form of identification like a driver’s license. By what absurd stretch of the imagination is that the moral equivalent of China’s lack of freedoms, population controls (including forced abortions), censorship, and arbitrary detentions?
Surely our U.S. Ambassador to China, John Huntsman, must disagree with the Obama Administration’s continued apology tour? We have nothing to apologize for. If Administration officials want to apologize to anyone, apologize to the American people for the fact that after a year and a half in office, they still haven’t done anything to secure our borders, and they join our President in making false suggestions about Arizona’s effort.
Incidentally, am I correct in thinking that not a single reporter has yet asked Obama, Hillary, Huntsman, or even Gibbs to address what Posner said to China about Arizona?