Sarah Palin dropped by Phoenix on Saturday to visit Arizona's brave new experiment in arresting Latinos. And guess what: She loved it! And if you hate it? Well, you only have your favorite black president to blame!
Arizona's state government, showing a real flair for the Blut und Boden craze that made Germany such a hit in the 1940s, thinks that everyone should be able to prove their citizenship at any time, especially if they are doing something suspicious, like being Latino. Sarah Palin, well-known mama grizzly and conservative intellectual, totally agrees. And if you don't like it? Well, blame "President" Teleprompter Q. Hussein!
"It's time for Americans across this great country to stand up and say 'We're all Arizonans now and, in clear unity, we say Mr. President, do your job, secure our border,'" Palin said, standing beside Brewer at a Saturday afternoon press conference.
That's right: The reason Arizona has decided to turn itself into a police state is... President Obama is lazy. Or overworked. Or maybe just ignoring the problem and hoping it'll go away? It's not, you know, that the state legislature's ties to racist hate groups is unsurprisingly leading to police-state legislation. It's totally that Obama just isn't doing his job.
Though the thing is: Maybe he's not! If his job is "comprehensively reform America's fucked-up immigration system," and it kind of is, he is not really doing his job. But, this is not what Sarah Palin is talking about when she says "do your job, secure our border." What she actually means by "do your job" is "say meaningless strong-sounding things to comfort Arizona xenophobes." Which is not technically the president's job. For now.