OBAMA’S DMV DMZ
From the Democrat Primary debates earlier this century:
The late Tim Russert: “…Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer has proposed giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. …Why does it make a lot of sense to give an illegal immigrant a driver’s license?”
Chris Dodd: …The idea that we’re going to extend this privilege here of a driver’s license I think is troublesome, and I think the American people are reacting to it. …But a license is a privilege, and that ought not to be extended, in my view.
Brain Williams: Senator Obama, why are you nodding your head?
Obama: Well, I was confused on Senator Clinton’s answer. I can’t tell whether she was for it or against it. And I do think that is important. One of the things that we have to do in this country is to be honest about the challenges that we face. Immigration is a difficult issue. But part of leadership is not just looking backwards and seeing what’s popular or trying to gauge popular sentiment. It’s about setting a direction for the country. And that’s what I intend to do as president.
Russert: Uh…are you for it or against it?
Obama: I think that it is the right idea, and I disagree with Chris because there is a public safety concern. We can make sure that drivers who are illegal come out of the shadows, that they can be tracked, that they are properly trained, and that will make our roads safer.”
Yes–as will our properly-inflated tires.
Maybe we should give them medical licenses, pilot’s licenses, casino licenses and liquor licenses, too. Because nothing says safety like a drunken, high-rolling Pashtun-speaking gynecologist fly-boy.