The Houston Chronicle must be using the same manual for hyperbolic headlines that the Arizona Republic employs.
Try this one on for size: Texas lawmaker to introduce anti-immigration bill.
Of course no lawmaker — in either Arizona or Texas — is “anti-immigrant.” The issue is illegal immigration, which doesn’t fit the flagrantly open-borders agenda of the left.
“The first priority for any elected official is to make sure that the safety and security of Texans is well-established,” said Riddle, who introduced a similar measure in 2009 that didn’t get out of committee. “If our federal government did their job, then Arizona wouldn’t have to take this action, and neither would Texas.”
Ms. Riddle obviously understands the obligations and responsibilities that come with her job. We wish her well.
Editor’s note: Since this post was written, the Chronicle changed the headline to the current, less offensive one. And Rep. Riddle is now being joined in the effort by Rep. Leo Berman.