Monday, May 17, 2010

Uninvited guests

Contains an update following the main posting.

Alien-in-chief Obama has two goals at the moment, says the AP.
WASHINGTON - One goal of President Barack Obama's state dinner Wednesday will be to make Mexican President Felipe Calderon feel like the man of the hour. Another will be to keep uninvited guests from crashing the party.
When wasn't the Mexican president the man of the hour in the White House? Not any time in the present and past two administrations.

And the Big Man will of course want to keep the uninvited out. Too bad for all of us he's only concerned about keeping uninvited guests away from his Very Exclusive Party.

As to the country's uninvited guests, it's the more the merrier if you ask him. Which is why Arizona, from where I'm writing, has found it necessary to do the job the non-American won't do.


Update 6:49 PM Arizona Mountain Time (Zulu minus 8):

Even in Sedona, where many a visiting car bears California license plates, I have seen no Obama bumper stickers. I am gobsmacked.

The only conversation in which the Mexican Invasion came up, with a store owner in the Tlaquepaque Village mall (designed to look like a Mexican town!), produced the usual results. He was diplomatic at first, but once he understood that he could speak his mind and not lose a sale, he vehemently expressed himself in favor of the Arizona law enforcing the phantom federal law against illegal immigration.

The contrast between Arizona and the area where I live is hard for me to get my head around. It's exhilarating to be where Obama worship isn't the default position.

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