Sarah Palin: ‘We’re all Arizonans now’
Sarah Palin paid a call on Arizona yesterday, to show her solidarity with Governor Jan Brewer and declare her support for the state’s new immigration law, aka, “The Show Me Your Papers Act of 1896 2010.” Palin told an adoring crowd at a posh north Phoenix resort: “We’re all Arizonans now.”
Don’t get me wrong. I live in Arizona — in Phoenix — and I love it here. One of the things I love most about Arizona is the strong Mexican cultural influence. Which is just what SB 1070 will kill. The law requires police to check the papers of people they “reasonably suspect” of being in the U.S. illegally. Sound like a set-up for racial profiling and potential harassment of anyone with brown skin?
Not to worry, says Governor Brewer (who also just signed a bill to shutter ethnic studies in the Arizona public schools). There won’t be any racial profiling, she says, because the bill states that profiling is a no-no.
Palin helped Brewer launch a new Website: SecuretheBorder.org that features the video below.
Ah, the familiar scary music; which is no surprise given that Palin and mini-her Brewer don’t have a lot going for them other than the politics of fear — and its offspring, the politics of hate.
Palin and Brewer’s YouTube channel was only a few hours old when the haters latched on.
Here’s a comment left by one fan (in response to another comment):
Get the chip off your shoulder, you dirty spic. We’re gonna win the battle, you f*cking greasy mexican c*nt. So get out of our country now before we have to mass murder every last one of you criminals.
That came from someone who uses the handle “EidSeimmoc” and has a YouTube channel (that I hope will be gone by tonight) called: Kill All Mexicans.
Palin and Brewer will condemn such talk. (I assume.) But when you fan the flames of racial hatred, it’s no use acting surprised when the firestorm sweeps through.