Kris Kobach is the advisor that claims to have threaded the needle perfectly for State Senator Russell Pearce while writing SB1070:
Político in January of 2007, you already knew of Kobach's ties to FAIR. But I digress.
My question is: how many strikes will it take for Kris Kobach to lose all credibility? He already lost the Hazelton, Pennsylvania case that was another source of outcry due to extremism:
Now SB1070 is facing a growing chorus of opposition, including from national Republican leaders & candidates such as Jeb Bush, Karl Rove, Meg Whitman, Marco Rubio and Senator Lindsay Graham.
Kobach has attempted to pass severe anti-immigration laws in towns across Pennsylvania, California, Missouri, and Texas. What do these communities have in common besides Kris Kobach? They reap no benefits from the anti-immigrant laws and ordinances he is trying to implement and are often left with a costly legal mess.
Wow! Sounds like a wedge issue to me! And don't let Mitt Romney slither away unnoticed: from Kobach's campaign page for his current Secretary of State campaign in Kansas:
Policy Adviser to Presidential Candidates Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson, 2007-2008.The ties explored by Rachel Maddow run deep within the Republican Party. It's refreshing to see them exposed to a wider audience, especially those of the AZGOP.