Monday, April 02, 2007

When good protests go bad

Things were rocking along recently at a Montgomery rally against Alabama legislators' 62 percent pay raise. But then, out of left field, came the question from state Sen. Charles Bishop, R-Jasper, of whether "all of the Mexicans should go back to Mexico."

The crowd of several hundred reached a general consensus that, in fact, they should, according to the (Mobile) Press-Register. It was not immediately clear whether those crowd members agreed that they, too, should repatriate their ancestors' homelands.


Blogger Brian L. said...

I was at the protest w/ my family. When Bishop made that quote my wife and I just looked at each other and laughed out of faint shock that he would say that. Most of the crowd cheered heartily. He called the radio station later and "clarified" his statement by saying he meant "illegal" Mexicans should go back to Mexico.

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