Thursday, September 02, 2010

Haley Barbour, si se puede!

I've never rated Mississippi governor Haley Barbour's chances of garnering the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nomination very highly.

Apparently he doesn't think much of the odds either. That's the only explanation I can think of for him feeling free to talk sense (limited sense, but sense nonetheless) on immigration:

You can just hear his Super Tuesday primary numbers ticking down like the alarm in the hatch on Lost even as he speaks. The nod to Iowa, the mini-pander to the Know-Nothings on "securing the border" (hint: If the US ever manages that, it will be the first country in history to do so), even the "ground zero mosque" demagoguery aren't enough to cover up the "we need to quit being morons about immigration" (ahem) straight talk.

Good on him.

Hat tip -- Think Progress via memeorandum

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