Skip to comments."Sen. John Kerry on the fence . . ."
Posted on 05/20/2006 1:35:54 PM PDT by bitt
Sen. John Kerry on the fence . . . By Boston Herald editorial staff Saturday, May 20, 2006
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), fresh from the ongoing Senate debate over an immigration bill, offered the following explanation of his vote in favor of 370 miles of fence at the U.S.-Mexican border (estimated cost $3 million a mile) at yesterdays New England Council breakfast:
I voted for it because, first of all, a lot of it is the repair of the existing fence. A lot of it is just in the Arizona area, where we have the worst problem, the most numbers of people coming over.
And if you go down, and you look at the numbers of border [patrol] people that we have right now, and even the numbers - I put in an amendment, which passed, and we raised the number up to about 3,000 [additional] that have to be trained and put out there. But even when we get there, were only going to have a couple of people or so per mile, which is simply not enough. So were way behind, in terms of the training and production of people. And in the short term, I think this can serve us well.
If I were making the long-term decision, Id announce, you know, hopefully its a temporary measure, and we can take it down as soon as we have enough people, and weve established a process where weve reduced the level.
And I think that should be Americas goal, absolutely and positively. But in the temporary, weve got to have a comprehensive approach everywhere, and change forms of behavior everywhere. It begins with enforcement. Enforcement not just on the border, but enforcement against employers who are hiring people illegally, which is supposed to be illegal.
That clarifies everything, now doesnt it?
Who says this guy doesnt have what it takes to make another run for president?
He voted to be OFF the fence before he voted to be ON the fence...
been underground, but pop up for the good ones...
(Denny Crane: "Every one should carry a gun strapped to their waist. We need more - not less guns.")
"Equivocation is my position" - John Kerry
On a side note separate from Kerry's usual ramblings...
I think the 370 mile fence we talked about was not a good idea.
Because it was only 370 miles?!
Illegal aliens will continue to cross our southern border until we seal it off completely.
370 miles worth of construction is, at best, a band-aid. Some will say that 370 miles is better than nothing - and I agree.
But we needed to go much further than 370 miles.
He voted for it for his self defence, not for the DeFence of this country
"Kerrys booking it -
According to annual financial disclosure forms filed in the Senate, John Kerry is scheduled to write a book on the environment with his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry."
GOTTA see what Teresa has to say in a book....heh heh...
Probably something like: ""
May I be so bold as to offer a statement on behalf of the losing runner for the Presidency?
Life is good, could be better and it could be worse.
With your demise when running for the Presidential office, it is seen and felt as better Mr. Kerry.
They never make sense.
Don't miss this one...
Senator John "The Censor" Kerry
by Roger Aronoff [filmmaker, writer] 5/12/06
Senator John Kerry, the defeated 2004 Democratic Presidential candidate, is sounding like a candidate again. But his recent spouting off about Iraq has served to divert attention from accusations that could sink any future presidential run. Kerry is the target of a lawsuit that accuses him of trying to suppress a documentary that told the truth about his anti-Vietnam War activities.
Take it down? What a complete idiot. I guess he was for the fence, but later will be against it.
Use only the purest of gins to soak your sundried organically grown raisins for the best all natural arthritis relief.
he wants to spend millions to "defend us", then spend millions to take it down "later" when "we don't NEED it..."????
Hehe. I had to go back and look. I "assumed" it was Scrappleface.
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