"The New York Governor concocted a scheme to issue drivers licenses to illegal immigrants," Blunt told reporters at a news conference in Joplin on Tuesday. "A plan like that may sound good to politicians in New York City or Washington, but it would not be good here in Missouri. Under my plan, people who are here illegally would not get a drivers license. And if anyone tries to help them get one, they will be prosecuted and punished."
I understand that the demogoguery dam has burst and it's hard to keep track of this stuff, but what's that last bit mean? Are there fifth columnists in the Missouri DMV who are handing out licenses to people with fistfuls of pesos and kindly winks? If not, it's already illegal to forge drivers' licenses, but under-21s try and get around our ridiculous drinking laws by buying fakes. Will Jefferson City be cracking down on all of them? Just the ones who help out illegal immigrants? I have visions of SWAT teams breaking down the doors on East Walnut in Columbia, breaking up games of flip cup and Wii Golf as they search for laminating machines.
Kerry Howley on the brown panics in states less-than-deluged by Mexicans.