It came off like the Keystone Kops meet the Three Stooges. It was supposed to be funny… I think? It wasn’t. It was ugly, demeaning, and a very poor attempt to draw attention to issues… having a white comedian championing illegal (my word) alien field workers, and illegals in this country generally.
Whose idea was it to bring Mr Stephen Colbert in front of the House Judiciary Committee’s sub-committee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law, anyway? What can somebody who went out to do one day of labor, sponsored by immigrant groups as a political stunt, add to discourse on the subject?
I wonder why they didn’t call on one or more of the tens of thousands of students who work the fields during summer break all over the nation. I worked the fields in the summer in the San Joaquin valley. Hey McCain!… it ain’t Yuma, but it’s damned close… 110-120 in the sun, with little or no air movement. But, it was a job; I was a student and I needed the money.
I purposely avoided writing about this for a couple of days because the whole charade made me so darned angry I was afraid I’d write something I’d regret. Not that it would get past Dee’s hawk-like scrutiny. Dee is the greatest editor you could possibly ask for… sometimes I think she’s channeling Attila the Hun though. But I digress.
Zoe Lofgren (D-CA16) is the sub-committee chairwoman, which should tell just about every conservative exactly where Colbert and Lofgren are coming from on the illegal immigration issue.
I’ve saved the sub-committee for last. You don’t belong in office… you’ve demeaned the process you are sworn to uphold. We’ve known that you’re a bunch of clowns for a very long time. I’m glad you’ve finally admitted it in public.
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2010