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Palin Bashed US Apology in China Over AZ Immigration

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 4:27 pm - May 18, 2010.
Filed under: Illegal Immigration,Sarah Palin,Strong Women


On Fox News this morning, State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley became the third Obama administration official in short succession to admit that he hadn’t actually bothered to read Arizona’s 10-page long “secure the border” bill before condemning it and criticizing Americans who support Arizona’s necessary efforts to do the job the Obama Administration should be doing. Crowley’s statement follows similar admissions from Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.

At first blush this revelation seemed unbelievable, but maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. This now seems “the Washington way” of doing things. If the party in power tells us they have to pass bills in order to find out what’s actually in them, they can also criticize bills (and divide the country with ensuing rhetoric) without actually reading them.

Still I can’t help but feel outraged on behalf of Arizona’s citizens for the incompetence shown by these Administration officials. Arizonans have the courage to do what the Obama administration has failed to do in its first year and a half in office – namely secure our border and enforce our federal laws. And as a result, Arizonans have been subjected to a campaign of baseless accusations by the same people who freely admit they haven’t a clue about what they’re actually campaigning against.

The absolute low point of this campaign came last Friday, when a U.S. State Department delegation met with Chinese negotiators to discuss human rights. Apparently, our State Department felt it necessary to make their Chinese guests feel less bad about their own record of human rights abuses by repeatedly atoning for American “sins” – including, it seems, the Arizona immigration/pro-border security law. Asked if Arizona came up at all during the meeting, Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner answered:

“We brought it up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session, and as a troubling trend in our society and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination, and that these are issues very much being debated in our own society.”

Note that he said “We brought it up” – not the Chinese, but the U.S. State Department’s own delegation. Instead of grilling the Chinese about their appalling record on human rights, the State Department continued the unbelievable apology tour by raising “early and often” Arizona’s decision to secure our border.

Arizona’s law, which just mirrors the federal law, simply allows the police to ask those whom they have already stopped for some form of identification like a driver’s license. By what absurd stretch of the imagination is that the moral equivalent of China’s lack of freedoms, population controls (including forced abortions), censorship, and arbitrary detentions?

Surely our U.S. Ambassador to China, John Huntsman, must disagree with the Obama Administration’s continued apology tour? We have nothing to apologize for. If Administration officials want to apologize to anyone, apologize to the American people for the fact that after a year and a half in office, they still haven’t done anything to secure our borders, and they join our President in making false suggestions about Arizona’s effort.

Sarah Palin (via Facebook)

GP Ed Note – I added the BOLD to Palin’s words.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)



  1. Arizona’s law, which just mirrors the federal law, simply allows the police to ask those whom they have already stopped for some form of identification like a driver’s license.

    Now now Sarah, let’s not let pesky facts get in the way of America-bashing.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — May 18, 2010 @ 4:40 pm - May 18, 2010

  2. Ba-Ba-Boosh!

    This is flat out irresponsible. The P*ssy in Chief has got to go.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — May 18, 2010 @ 4:56 pm - May 18, 2010

  3. How can California bash Arizona for SB1070 when they have the exact same law on the books?

    Comment by V the K — May 18, 2010 @ 5:39 pm - May 18, 2010

  4. Seeing that video of P.J. Crowley this morning was like a bear hug from Jesus. He was so smug during the first two-thirds of the interview but after admitting that he hadn’t read the 10-page law, you can see some subtle changes in his stony expression as though he’s actually starting to absorb just how catastrophic the admission was that he made only 60 seconds earlier. It’s fantastic and I love the fact that he probably drove himself to the TV studio that day, thinking that he’s finally getting his shot to go on TV and speak for the Obama Administration and become a real power player in the DC political scene. But instead, he rolled from what could have been the peak of his career into a hard nosedive that morphed into a cartwheeling train wreck in just under 60 seconds.

    He confirmed that like every other jacka*s in the Obama Administration, he is, in fact, just another pathetic amateur. Instead of using his big break on national tee-vee to advance the Administration’s agenda and its false narrative on Arizona’s immigration law, he became the bumbling clown at the center of another PR victory for Sarah Palin. What does it say about this President that he keeps getting trounced by Sarah Palin via her Facebook page?

    Comment by Sean A — May 18, 2010 @ 6:17 pm - May 18, 2010

  5. Other good stuff on HotAir – AZ power commissioner encourages LA to put their teabags where their pretenses are, and reeeeaally boycott AZ:

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — May 18, 2010 @ 6:36 pm - May 18, 2010

  6. Napolitano says she didn’t read the bill “in detail”. It’s less than one page for goodness sake! Yet she asserts she “knows of it”.But she supported Obamacare with its more than 2000 pages . Poor Janet, reading all those 2000 pages must have exhausted her to the point just can’t seem to get around to reading one more page!
    One wonders whether Janet got around to reading any of the bills she vetoed (or signed) while governor?
    We in Arizona had hoped she would strengthen the sieve we call our border. Nope, just the opposite.

    Comment by man — May 18, 2010 @ 6:39 pm - May 18, 2010

  7. Now I don’t like this admin but can I ask just what it was that George and company did to secure our borders? It would seem that had. They NOT gone into Iraq and had. Instead used the trillions here instead actually enforcing the. Laws that were already in the books all of this would never have come up and hamas etc would not be setting up shop in out towns and cities now would they? Same goes for Bill and daddy bush and co. …just sayin. Glad too see so many dropping like flies in this sadmin..

    Comment by left leaning lesbian — May 19, 2010 @ 4:40 am - May 19, 2010

  8. tripple l,

    One could argue the minimal steps taken on immigration reform in the first decade were made despite President Bush’s actions. Though to give the man some small credit, he let shamnesty die when the people raised their voices.

    Comment by The_Livewire — May 19, 2010 @ 6:30 am - May 19, 2010

  9. Now I don’t like this admin but can I ask just what it was that George and company did to secure our borders?

    Diddly. Squat.

    They left the southwest border wide open for five years, and only did something about it when they were trying to trick the rubes into passing an Amnesty. And then, they tried to calibrate the minimum amount of border enforcement they could enact in order to get Amnesty passed.

    And they threw some border guards in prison for shooting a drug dealer in the buttocks. (I will never forgive Bush for that. Ever.)

    In fact, I would go so far as to say the entire anti-Washington/Tea Party movement really started when the Bush Administration tried to push Amnesty. They pushed a bill (McCain-Kennedy) that coupled a guarantee of Amnesty now with a promise of enforcement later and they blatantly lied about it. And that’s when people started to really get pissed off.

    Comment by V the K — May 19, 2010 @ 11:12 am - May 19, 2010

  10. Funny, isn’t it, that Mexico doesn’t mess around when it comes to deporting illegals found within its borders.

    Rush said today that Mexico deports more people than the US… he didn’t cite a source so I’m a tad skeptical but wouldn’t be surprised if it were true. A comparison would have to account for the fact that the population of Mexico is about 1/3 that of the US.

    A Wikipedia article does provide some stats for a few years back, however:

    Comment by SoCalRobert — May 19, 2010 @ 4:43 pm - May 19, 2010

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