Quick! There’s “a sense of urgency” here
Casey Newton, who covers City Hall for The Arizona Republic has an interesting piece in Saturday’s Phoenix Republic supplement, titled Gordon talks about immigration, not Arpaio.*
Newton writes that Mayor Phil Gordon, speaking at a press conference he had scheduled to talk about a speech he will deliver next week to the Police Foundation and his role as chairman of the immigration reform task force of the US. Conference of Mayors, declined to take his usual pot shots at Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The two, shall we say, do not see eye-to-eye on the subject of law enforcement as it pertains to illegal immigration.
But the most telling part of Newton’s article was this:
As he has before, Gordon called for a guest-worker plan and a path to citizenship for the millions who have entered our country illegally.
The mayor said he wants to create a sense of urgency in Washington about enacting immigration reform as quickly as possible.
This statement is as close as it gets to being handed the golden chalice of truth in the often veiled arena of Phoenix politics. Gordon, the target of a citizen recall, makes no attempt to conceal his scheme to push illegal aliens to the front of the immigration line. “Quickly” is the key word.
Gov. Napolitano is term limited and looking at either a position with the Obama campaign, for whom she was an early endorser — or a run for John McCain’s senate seat. Democrat Gordon is salivating at the prospect of plopping down in that vacant governor’s chair.
And wouldn’t those new and grateful citizens, “quickly” registered as Democrats, be the clincher he needs to help him attain his desire?
No wonder he’s called Sanctuary City Phil.
*Unfortunately, we were unable to locate a link to Newton’s article.