An El Cajon woman, who said she had been a Republican since the mid-1960s, chastised the governor for failing to secure the California-Mexico border and stopping illegal immigrants who come here and "get everything free."
She's so right about that! Because you know those bags of oranges that illegals sell standing on the freeway off-ramps all day in the sun? They get those for free. No, it's true.
And the Home Depot logo water jugs they strap to the backs of their beat-up late 80s Toyota pickups loaded down with gardening tools? Also free. Sure, it's a promotional item, but still.
Plata called President Bush a "bum" on immigration issues and questioned whether the governor had really sent 1,500 California National Guard troops to the border."You are on a thin piece of wall," she said, "if you don't start changing your attitude and do something for the citizens of this state."...He told her he had actually sent 1,000 troops to the border, and she threw up her hands with an expression of disgust.
"A thin piece of wall"? Lady, if you can't muster up a decent metaphor to use against a target like Schwarzenegger, then there's nothing I can do for you.
Brad Boswell, an insurance agent and longtime Republican, told the governor he was alarmed to read newspaper accounts saying Schwarzenegger has paroled nearly 100 murderers from prison. He said he also disliked the governor's proposed prison overhaul that would allow 4,500 female prisoners to be relocated to community detention centers."Why do you want to put those people back in our community?" Boswell said. "I am very, very concerned about your record on crime," he said, likening the governor to former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, a Democrat who was lambasted by Republicans during his 1988 presidential run for paroling convicted killer Willie Horton.
Willie Horton? That old chestnut? Wow. He is totally throwing down the old-style campaign kook gauntlet, dude. Awesome. You know, you almost have to respect someone like that, who finds an issue and fucking hangs with it, you know, no matter what. Kudos, old dude.
One man in the audience described unions as "the closest thing to the Communist Party that we have in California."
I'd like to see him say that to a Teamster. Seriously. I'd like to see that.
Illegal immigration also came up again, when a woman asked why people come from Ireland legally but those from south of the border do not."'We want our country back,'" she said, quoting a conservative radio talk show host.
People from Ireland come here legally? Is she serious?
That bitch has never been to Chicago, clearly.
Jesus, where did they find these people? Did the Governator go back in time and hijack the denizens of some William H. Taft campaign rally and as some sort of plot to make him seem more reasonable and liberal in contrast to the cranks of yesteryear?