Wednesday, June 20, 2007

And Then Make All the Pols Fly Coach

While I don’t usually expect great ideas from Texas, this is definitely one. Reports the San Antonio Express-News:
LAREDO--In response to the Department of Homeland Security’s plans to construct hundreds of miles of fencing along the border with Mexico, the McAllen Chamber of Commerce started a campaign of their own: build a wall around Washington, D.C.

Steve Ahlenius, president and CEO of the chamber, inaugurated the tongue-in-cheek campaign through a news release Tuesday.

“It’s frustrating to no end that Washington, which has no idea of what’s happening here and along the border with Mexico, is proposing to build a wall,” Ahlenius said by phone. “My response is: Why don’t we just build around Washington, D.C.? It can protect us from some bad characters, some bad legislation and bad ideas.”

Additional materials related to the campaign will be forthcoming, he said.

The call for a wall in Washington comes as distrust between federal and local authorities appeared to widen over the planned border fence.
(Hat tip to Bill Crider.)

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