Tuesday, August 29, 2006

We Don't Need No Stinkin' ID

From Boston.com:

WASHINGTON -- Capturing the immigration debate in political ads this campaign season -- without upsetting Hispanic voters -- is proving tricky for candidates.

An ad criticizing Stephen Laffey, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Lincoln Chafee for the Republican nomination in Rhode Island, set off grumbling in the Latino community. The ad criticized Laffey, mayor of Cranston, for allowing city police to accept ID cards issued by the Mexican government as identification.

Truth be told, I would have no problem, whatsoever, with such a policy being enacted here in Boston.

Provided, of course, the city were also to accept ATM cards issued by local banks as concealed carry permits. Makes just as much sense to me.