"No woman is illegal": Hillary plays gender politics with illegal immigration

It’s one line, but it’s a telling line.

Clinton and her busload of traveling press moved from there to the popular local Mexican restaurant Lindo Michoacan, where a “roundtable” that was actually square passed a microphone around to tell her people’s concerns about the mortgage crisis and foreclosures. She took notes and munched on tortilla chips.

In broken English, one woman told Clinton how she wasn’t making money as a broker anymore.

“I have no income at all,” she said. “So how will I survive?”

Choking up with emotion, the woman said, “In my neighborhood, there are brand-new homes, but the value is nothing. I’m glad you are here so I can tell you, because you’re going to be the president, I know.”

A man shouted through an opening in the wall that his wife was illegal.

“No woman is illegal,” Clinton said, to cheers.

No woman is illegal? What does that even mean? Maybe she means to “liberate” a whole lot more women than she has been letting on, and won’t let a little thing like the law get in her way.

Update (AP): Compare and contrast with this rhetoric used for a very different audience.