Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Fred and illegal drivers licenses

Fred may not be making a splash in the polls but he keeps saying the right things:
Giving legal drivers licenses to illegal immigrants is wrong and would provide them the opportunity to register to vote in our country. People who are not citizens of the United States should not be encouraged by pandering politicians to further break our laws and risk the health of our political system.
Of course he's referring to the Hillary/Spitzer drivers license flap in New York. Thing is, we've already been through this same flap down here in Tennessee. Some quick background:

Governor Phil Bredesen, responding to national security concerns after 9/11 such as the case of a Memphis DMV examiner who opened her own DMV candy store for middle easterners (the case is now cold, God rest her soul) decided to crack down by doing exactly what Spitzer is trying to do--giving citizens one license and issuing "certificates for driving" to the illegals.

Problem is, while they weren't supposed to be used for official identification everyone was accepting them as official identification. Due to public outrage these CFDs were discontinued, just recently being officially phased out. Current holders can only renew by requesting a "Temporary Driver's License". Theoretically, illegals can't get these but never underestimate the resourcefulness of those who support cheap labor, especially now that charges of discrimination are rolling in, just as threatened in New Yawk.

As to what role former Senator Thompson might have had in this soap opera, well, the left can dig around looking for dirt if they want. I'm satisfied with his current answer when juxtaposed with Hillary's and all the other Democrats except Dodd (his finest moment was last night)...and just about all the Republicans as well, save Tancredo, which is essentially saying about the same. But alas, the way Fred's been going of late it may not matter.

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