Monday, April 26, 2010

"Show Me Your Papers"

As you already know, our 48th state has become ground zero in the illegal immigration debate, having passed the most restrictive law in the country allowing police to request proof of residency/citizenship to anyone in the state who appears to be in the country illegally. How one determines this without racial profiling is beyond me, but we'll let the courts figure this one out.

In a rare display of seriocomic political commentary, SNL's Seth Meyers comes through with this gem. Money quote courtesy of Bob Cesca:
"This week, Arizona signed the toughest illegal immigration law in the country which will allow police to demand identification papers from anyone they suspect is in the country illegally. I know there’s some people in Arizona worried that Obama is acting like Hitler, but could we all agree that there’s nothing more Nazi than saying 'Show me your papers?' There’s never been a World War II movie that didn’t include the line 'show me your papers.' It’s their catchphrase. Every time someone says 'show me your papers,' Hitler’s family gets a residual check. So heads up, Arizona; that’s fascism. I know, I know, it’s a dry fascism, but it’s still fascism."

"Dry fascism," love that!

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