Thursday, October 23, 2008

Temper, Temper

Since Senator McCain refuses to answer the Sanctuary's comprehensive questionnaire on immigration-related policy stances, we're going to have to glean whatever nuggets we can from random press reports.

Like this one:

At one point in the interview, McCain grew frustrated with a Tampa television reporter during her questions on immigration issues. McCain twice said illegal immigrants who have committed crimes would be rounded up. Katie Coronado of WFLA-TV asked if that meant using raids to round up immigrants.

"What did I just say that had any connotation of raids?" McCain said, raising his voice with impatience. "Let me try one more time."

He again explained the idea of forcing illegal immigrants out of the country by issuing ID cards and fining employers who hire illegals. He then softened his tone.

"I apologize," he said to Coronado. "I understand how important an issue it is. I didn't mean to be flip."

AP via teh Google

This issue alone almost caused McCain's candidacy to crash early in the GOP primaries, it's no wonder that he would get testy when asked to actually spell out his have-it-both-ways views on reform of the immigration system.

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