Sunday, July 11, 2010

New York Times: Dem Guvs Worried About SB 1070

Posted By on Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 9:36 PM

The New York Times reports that Democratic governors are worried about the implications of the Obama administration's lawsuit against SB 1070:

In a private meeting with White House officials this weekend, Democratic governors voiced deep anxiety about the Obama administration’s suit against Arizona’s new immigration law, worrying that it could cost a vulnerable Democratic Party in the fall elections.

While the weak economy dominated the official agenda at the summer meeting here of the National Governors Association, concern over immigration policy pervaded the closed-door session between Democratic governors and White House officials and simmered throughout the three-day event.

At the Democrats’ meeting on Saturday, some governors bemoaned the timing of the Justice Department lawsuit, according to two governors who spoke anonymously because the discussion was private.

“Universally the governors are saying, ‘We’ve got to talk about jobs,’ ” Gov. Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, a Democrat, said in an interview. “And all of a sudden we have immigration going on.”

He added, “It is such a toxic subject, such an important time for Democrats.”

Read the whole thing here.

You know what? We wouldn't be facing this problem if Democrat Janet Napolitano hadn't deserted the state to head up Homeland Security. That's looking like one of Obama's worst decisions right now.

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