He’s assuming, of course, that all “newcomers” want to assimilate. Do they?

“I’m sitting shaking my head not believing that someone would be so naive and out of it that he would say something like that,” Alex Nogales, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, said Thursday.

Nogales said immigrants need Spanish-language media to stay informed and “function in this society.”

Pilar Marrero, the political editor for the Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion, chuckled at the governor’s comments, saying many Hispanics did not have time to learn English.

“They’re too busy working,” she said.

Tune in next week when Geraldo Rivera and Linda Chavez debate which part of the Nazi era Arnold’s comments are most reminiscent of. Early, torchlight-parade, Nuremberg brownshirt Nazism, or late-period, blackshirt, cattle-car “Nazi classic”?