Is Brewer replacing Palin as Fox News darling?

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer seems to be replacing Sarah Palin as Fox News’ right-wing darling du jour. Brewer was just interviewed -- again -- for Fox News, making this at least the 5th time Fox has pitched softball questions at Brewer since she signed SB1070.

Maybe it was inevitable. After all, Brewer and Palin have a lot in common, and not just the faux border security website they launched together in May that features singing sock puppets. Brewer and Palin also share a knack for extreme rhetoric. And a gift for ignoring the facts.

Case in point: On June 16, Brewer told interviewer Greta Van Susteren that SB1070 is “another tool for us to be able to use in order to get our borders under control.” (Fact check: In April, Brewer admitted on TV that SB1070 “has nothing to do with securing the border.” See for yourself.)

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Bush's New World Border

Speech Outlines Plan For Immigration, Citizenship, National Biometric ID's, And Closed Borders
We've got the Freepers and Red Staters to take Bush's speech on immigration as the implacable, infallible word of God, so I thought I'd tackle the worst case scenario I see represented in Bush's words tonight.  If one looks in the right places, one can indeed picture the emerging Police State which Bush promises us in such civilized words. You see, Bush's immigration plan isn't really about keeping people out; it is more about keeping people in.

Let's take it point by point.  President Bush:
First, the United States must secure its borders. This is a basic responsibility of a sovereign nation. It is also an urgent requirement of our national security. Our objective is straightforward: The border should be open to trade and lawful immigration -- and shut to illegal immigrants, as well as criminals, drug dealers, and terrorists.

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Realities intertwined with undocumented immigration

...The problem is not just one of broken borders; or one of sovereignty; or one of national security; or one of economics; or one of loss of identity. And neither is the problem just one of racism; or one of exploitation; or one of lack of compassion. All aspects of the immigration issue need to be quantified and qualified before the overall issue can be resolved; none, absolutely zero, should be swept under the carpet. In this quest to solve the immigration problem, it's not expediency we are after, but comprehensiveness and accuracy....

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Your Huddled Masses are now my Wretched Refuse

...Beneath the noble rhetoric about equality in America lurk the sinister realities of racism, bigotry, and ignorance. America's extremist Christians persistently fight to deny rights to homosexuals and women while supporting the ongoing state terrorism committed by the US and Israel. The Klan and other White supremacist groups have been making a powerful resurgence by recruiting via the Internet. A federal government which collects massive tax revenues (and is charged with providing for the general welfare of its people) committed passive mass murder and criminal negligence in New Orleans, where virtually all of the victims were poor Blacks...

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