Monday, April 07, 2008

When it's gone, it's gone

Minnesota's freshman congressperson, Michele Bachmann*, took advantage of an appearance before members of the Monticello Chamber of Commerce to express her support for a big fence to keep foreigners out of the US.
She was particularly emotional about immigration, a subject that she made headlines with back in February when she was very critical of the system that allowed the woman charged with crashing into a bus in Cottonwood, Minn., to continue driving.

“We’re losing our country,” she said. “People are not assimilating themselves to America. They’re not speaking [our language], and you must speak it if you want to succeed here in this country.”

A spokesperson for the American Indian Movement was sympathetic. "We know how you feel," he said.

* No relation to Bachmann Turner Overdrive.

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