Kerry Campaigns Out West

by on August 9th, 2004

From Gallup, New Mexico, to Flagstaff, Arizona, John Kerry traveled by train and straddled the fence by refusing to take any position on the high-profile issue in Arizona over a proposal to deny state benefits to illegal aliens. Kerry also is unwilling to support federal help to the border states that incur tremendous expenditures for federally mandated services “as well as imprisoning those illegal entrants who have broken Arizona law.” So, basically he’s telling Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and California to suck it up.

Interestingly, there’s been a blast of criticism of the current administration’s handling of border issues, yet it appears that John Kerry doesn’t have any ideas either. At least President Bush speaks Spanish.

Teresa Heinz Kerry, on the other hand, pleased the crowds by promising every high school graduate a free four years in college in exchange for two years of community service. I’m interested in learning more about that giveaway scheme. As an aside, I’m not running for president, but even if I were, I’m sure my wife wouldn’t go around making commitments for me.

Mike Pechar