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They all look alike to her

18 October 2010

Questioned about her claim in a television ad that the MEXICAN farmers in this photograph (by British photographer Chris Floyd for GQ Magazine) were “illegal aliens”, candidate for United States Senator from Nevada, Sharon Angle, said “I’m not sure that those are Latinos in that commercial,” adding “what we know is that our northern border is where the terrorists came through. That’s the most porous border that we have. We cannot allow terrorists, we cannot allow anyone to come across our border if we don’t know why they’re coming. So, we have to secure all of our borders and that’s what that was about, is border security.”

She later elaborated on those confusing remarks by telling her audience (of Latino students) that some of them “looked Asian” to her.

So, being worried about Canadian terrorists, Ms. Angle illustrates the issue with a picture of Mexican farmers, labeled as “illegal aliens”.  Maybe Ms. Angle is referring to Nevada’s northern border with Oregon and Idaho… or, Asians from Idaho… or — more likely — Ms. Angle is a complete idiot.

And — given that she is the front-runner in her race for the Senate — so are are a sizable chunk of the population  of the State of Nevada.

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