Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A Little Vocabulary Primer For Hillary

This is a "gotcha question".

Chris Matthews (to Fred Thompson): Who is the Prime Minister of Canada?

The SOLE purpose of asking a question like that is to trip up and embarrass the candidate, making him or her look foolish on live television.

It is not a question that should be asked by a supposedly impartial moderator of a nationally-televised presidential debate.

This, despite your insistence to the contrary, is not a "gotcha question".

Tim Russert (to Hillary Clinton): Do you, the New York Senator, Hillary Clinton, support the New York governor's plan to give illegal immigrants a driver's license?

The purpose of asking a question like that is to find out where a candidate stands on an issue with widespread, national implications. I realize it's a bit of a switch from the powderpuff questioning you're more accustomed to, coming from your ass-kissing comrades in the liberal media.

But guess what? You're interviewing here for the position of leader of the free world.

If you can't handle the fastballs, get out of the batter's box.

Tee-ball practice in the next field over.

UPDATE: Fred Thompson connects the dots.

While Hillary Clinton was speaking out both sides of her mouth at last night’s debate over the issue of drivers licenses for illegal aliens, what went unsaid is that this is a recipe for increased voter fraud. Under the federal “Motor Voter” law (the National Voter Registration Act of 1993), states must provide applicants for drivers licenses with the opportunity to register to vote.

Giving legal drivers licenses to illegal immigrants is wrong and would provide them the opportunity to register to vote in our country. People who are not citizens of the United States should not be encouraged by pandering politicians to further break our laws and risk the health of our political system.