Immigration Enforcement

Gilchrist Of Minutemen Fame Betrays Some Naivette

Posted by Bernard in Illegal Immigration, Politics, GOP, News, Sanctuary Cities, Campaign 2008, DNC Tuesday December 11, 2007 at 3:50 pm

Jim Gilchrist, who founded the Minuteman Project, has come out formally for former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a GOP contender for the party’s 2008 presidential nomination, reports the Washington Post.

Mike Huckabee, under fire for some of his immigration stands while governor of Arkansas, picked up an endorsement in Council Bluffs, Iowa, from the ultimate illegal immigration opponent: Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, the group that has roamed the border for the last several years operating effectively as an independent border patrol.

Here’s the money quote from the WaPo piece that leaves me shaking my head, both over Mike Huckabee’s unasbashed hucksterism and what appears now to be Jim Gilchrist’s impetuous naivette.

“Frankly, Jim I’ve got to tell you there were times in the early days of the Minutemen I thought what are these guys doing, what are they about,” Huckabee said. “I confess I owe you an apology.” He said of Gilchrist, “nobody can question his commitment to his country.”

Anyone can produce “a plan” with enforcement first appeal. One must look at a candidate’s track record to gain insights as to whether he has a propensity to say one thing and do another. If Kerry was deserving of the flip-flop charcaterization in the 2004 race, certainly Huckabee is deserving now vis-a-vis illegal immigration, as is Mitt Romney. On that basis, seems a little early to lend an endorsement on Huckabee’s perceived stance (should we call it Huckabee’s epiphany?) on border security and internal immigration enforcement. Read More…


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