President Obama Talked Immigration Reform While Jan Brewer Got Stale at the Border
Then, we read what seem to be some unintentionally hilarious accounts of Governor Jan Brewer's apparent response to Obama's speech, which she did in the form of a tour of the border.
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As for Obama, he didn't seem to piss off too many people last night with his points on immigration.
"Real reform means strong border security, and we can build on the progress my administration has already made -- putting more boots on the Southern border than at any time in our history and reducing illegal crossings to their lowest levels in 40 years," Obama said. "Real reform means establishing a responsible pathway to earned citizenship -- a path that includes passing a background check, paying taxes and a meaningful penalty, learning English, and going to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here legally.
Without getting too specific, Obama was basically reiterating the immigration-reform proposals that are being tossed around by some members of both parties in Washington.
Then there was Brewer's tour of the border, which Brewer's office invited the media to attend.
As expected, Brewer said just about the only thing she ever seems to say: secure the border.
Specifically, the Arizona Republic's account of this trip was hilarious, although we're not completely sure if that was intentional.