He’s no Jimmy Stewart regardless of Morley Safer’s wet kiss
CD 6 Congressman, Jeff Flake, known to many as the most appropriately named person in those hallowed halls for his irresponsibility on border security, has sent out an unusual mailer.
Oh, sure—he’s asking for money. That’s a given. Especially with a viable challenger in Rep. Russell Pearce (R – Dist. 18), who most certainly taps into citizen frustration on this highly-charged issue.
The reason his mailer was worth more than the walk from the mailbox to the trash, was the full-color photo showing Flake engaged in a warm chat with none other than ancient liberal interviewer, Morley Safer.* Safer remains somewhat obscured on the appropriate and shadowy left side of the picture. Flake is fairly glowing on the right, bathed in luster, as he strikes a casual pose while sunlight glimmers off his very blond tresses.
And below the carefully photoshopped photo is this quote from Morley Safer:
“Jeff Flake’s story is a familiar one, immortalized 67 years ago in the film “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington,” starring Jimmy Stewart, who portrayed a young idealist who runs up against the real Washington world of fat cats, special interests and rotten apples.”
Betch’a a military guy like Jimmy Stewart* would have voted for securing the border by building a wall and wouldn’t have fallen for normalizing relations with Communist Fidel Castro’s Cuba, which the U.S. State Department identifies as a state sponsor of terrorism. It would be difficult to imagine Jimmy Stewart–either in real life or as his Mr. Smith character, partnering with liberal congressional colleague, Democrat Luis Gutierrez, in pushing the “Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act” or STRIVE Act, granting tuition and other benefits while extending amnesty for illegal aliens living in our country in violation of our national sovereignty and rule of law.
Flake has made exposing “earmarks” his calling card. In truth, all the watchfulness over out-of-control spending won’t amount to the worth one of his single glimmering head hairs if we don’t secure our borders and protect American citizens from an onslaught of illegal aliens with no regard for our history, culture, language or laws.
Our porous border remains an open portal for terrorists. National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell’s office has revealed that during fiscal 2006, there were 14 Iraqi nationals caught trying to enter the U.S. illegally, while so far in 2007, that number is 16. Can you tell us how many entered successfully, Mr. Flake?
” I don’t think history has any reason to be kind to him.”
*“ Morley Safer, CBS 60 Minutes correspondent, recalling President Ronald Reagan on CNN’s Larry King Live, June 14.
* Stewart was the first movie star to enter the service for World War II, joining a year before Pearl Harbor was bombed. He was initially refused entry into the Air Force because he weighed 5 pounds less than the required 148 pounds, but he talked the recruitment officer into ignoring the test. He eventually became a Colonel, and earned the Air Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Croix de Guerre and 7 battle stars. In 1959, he served in the Air Force Reserve, before retiring as a brigadier general. He was a conservative Republican and a hawk on the Vietnam War