State Senator Sylvia Allen responds to SB1070 - The Cholla Jumps
Dear State Senator Allen,
This is an excellent explanation of SB 1070, but it doesn't matter. You're not going to convince anyone in the main stream media on this issue because you're not part of the New York Times "smart set." You don't espouse your leftist point of view from 30 floors above the dirty streets or from your $75,000 SUV complete with an Obama sticker. You don't have a Barney's in your district and you probably have less than 15 Starbuck's coffee shops. By definition, you're a grit and your opinion does not matter. What you do have is a frightened constituency, a lawless international border, dead cops, dead ranchers, and viscous drug gangs to deal with. If you were enlightened like the smart set, who live about 2,000 miles from your problem, then you'd know to let the Federal government handle this issue through a series of round tables, blue ribbon panels, commission reports, ambiguous legislation, and finally, maybe, just maybe Obama might even have a border summit in your district and let you appear...silently.