Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard attorney general Eric Holder rush to judgment about Arizona’s new immigration law, SB1070. He’s voiced concerns about its constitutionality. Now we learn that Holder has not even read the law, which is only a few pages long, and he has admitted as much in an interview.
It’s old news that those in government rarely actually read the laws they either oppose or support. But I’ve always thought it odd that one as bigoted as Holder would have the audacity to say:
“I don’t think it’s racist in its motivation. But I think the concern I have is how it will be perceived and how it perhaps could be enacted, how it could be carried out. I think we could potentially get on a slippery slope where people will be picked on because of how they look as opposed to what they have done, and that is I think something that we have to try to avoid at all costs.”
… but, at the same time, defend “affirmative action” – which he, himself, is a beneficiary of. Leave it to a Washington insider to be so flagrantly blind to his own contradictions.
It makes a lot of sense to take race into consideration when trying to apprehend illegal immigrants; after all, most of them are mestizos. What did not make sense was choosing Holder for attorney general because of his race. Perhaps Obama felt that because Holder has a healthy dose of white blood, he would be smart enough to stay out of trouble and avoid embarrassing the administration. Maybe, when God sees a mulatto check off the “African American” box on his census form, He takes 15 I.Q. points away from that person. This would explain a lot.