Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mayor Gordon

Take your meds.

Note: see the update to this post below!

This is a real Jekyll and Hyde case. It has to be one of three things:
1) He’s just a politician
2) He has a split personality
3) He’s finally seen the light

Phil Gordon is the Mayor of Phoenix. In April he sent a letter to the United States Attorney General calling for an investigation into the work of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Gordon believes that the Sheriff is violating the civil rights of Phoenix residents.

To add emphasis to the letter Gordon went to Washington DC to meet with AG Mukasey.

That was in April.

Today Mayor Gordon (or someone pretending to be him) is in Washington DC demanding that our government do something about illegal aliens in Phoenix. He took with him the wife of Nick Erfle, a Phoenix police officer who was killed by an illegal alien last year.

He will give a speech about the impact of illegals on local communities.

I wonder if Mayor Gordon realizes that the killer was arrested in Scottsdale 16 months before the killing AND WASN’T EVEN ASKED ABOUT HIS STATUS.

I wonder if he realizes that screening is one of the key functions Sheriff Arpaio stresses in his program.

I wonder if this mayor even has a twinge of hypocrisy now and then as he parades Officer Erfle’s wife around Washington.

Most important, I wonder if the voters of Phoenix can see what’s going on here.

Updated August 22nd
Now I get it. There was an Arizona Republic article about Mayor Gordon's appearance. It was a conference of police officials at a group called Police Foundation.

The agenda of Police Foundation is...give amnesty and secure the border. Now that is something Gordon will agree with.

Gordon found an ally in Foundation President Hubert Williams, who also wants Comprehensive Immigration Reform a la US Senate summer of 2007 plan.

The take away message from the "Phil Gordon Show" was that there are a few individuals who commit crime but the rest deserve to stay here and work.

Supplementing the emotional Gordon were the usual apologists for illegal aliens:
*Jeff Passel from Pew Hispanic Center
*Raquel Aldana, an immigration law professor from Nevada
*Clarissa Martínez De Castro from La Raza (NCLR)
*Rubén G. Rumbaut, Cal-Irvine who wrote the report claiming illegal aliens are less likely to commit crime than citizens for The American Immigration Law Foundation and The Immigration Policy Center. (see the Alienrants blog for more information on the study.

They will all tell you with a straight face that the illegal alien crisis in this country is just racism and xenophobia; that most illegal aliens are actually good for this country.

No wonder Phil Gordon wanted to be with them.

It all makes sense now.

1 comment:

  1. He's a politician and he's got to go. Ever since Citizens United started collecting signatures for a recall, there's been two or three articles a day extolling the wonderfuless of this mayor. Sign the petitions - let's get rid of this bum!
    J. Chris King