Meanwhile, Congressman Duncan Hunter of California offered a common-sense plan for securing the border: Build a 2,000-mile wall from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean! Why hasn't anyone thought of that before?
Congressman Jim Kolbe released a statement responding to this idea with a diplomatic opening--"I'm pleased to see many members are proposing solutions to our immigration problems"--followed by the usual outrageous pandering to the radical open-borders crowd with a call for, yes, a guest-worker program.
"We must address this in a comprehensive manner--enforcement alone will not work," Kolbe said. "We know this because we have 10 times as many Border Patrol agents today than a decade ago in Arizona, yet we have more illegal crossings today. Even within the constraints of an enforcement-only approach, a physical barrier alone will not deter illegal immigrants."
Silly Kolbe, talking about practicality rather than principle.
In other border news: Gov. Janet Napolitano continued to shore up her southern flank against conservative attacks with a tour of border counties as part of Strong Borders, Secure Arizona. Napolitano boasted that even though border control is a federal responsibility, she had doled out more than $1.5 million in emergency spending for law enforcement and other efforts.
In other Busted! news: In a sting set up with the help of KVOA News, TPD busted William Corbett, 51, the son of Jim Corbett, the former Tucson mayor and clerk of the Superior Court. William Corbett thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl he'd been conversing with on the Internet. Instead, it was a TPD detective.
Corbett was socked with two counts of furnishing harmful items to minors and four counts of luring a minor for sexual exploitation.
Just hours after TW hit the streets, Peters announced she was not going to run for governor because of the legal cloud. Coincidence? You decide!
Peters' departure leaves Greene facing Don Goldwater, the nephew of the legendary Barry Goldwater; Jan Smith Flores, a former Santa Cruz County attorney; and a handful of hapless political novices for the GOP nomination. Recent polls have showed Napolitano with a better than 2-to-1 advantage over the potential challengers.
The Cats next play Washington at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Arizona Stadium.
Rand will also appear at the Tucson Museum of Art's Winter Art Fair the following weekend, Friday, Nov. 18, through Sunday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.