Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Which Arizona Politician Said The Following?

"This is a federal responsibility, and they're not meeting it.  I've just come to the conclusion (that) we've got to do what we can at the state level until the federal government
picks up the pace."

No.  Not Governor Brewer.

No.  Not Senator Pearce.

It was........

Then Governor Janet Napolitano.

The article continues,

Napolitano's announcement came three days after New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson issued a similar declaration, complaining that the federal government has failed to stem growing smuggling-related violence to the east of Arizona, an increasingly popular illegal immigration corridor. Both governors are Democrats.
The money in Arizona is designated for the state's four border counties - Yuma, Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise - and will be distributed by the Arizona Division of Emergency Management. The $1.5 million is part of $4 million set aside annually for disasters, such as fires or floods.

Politicians and law enforcement officials in those counties said the money is sorely needed. The state is the busiest illegal crossing spot along the entire Southwestern border.

As Senator Pearce commented,

"This governor clearly is very good at reading polls.  It's a start, but much more has to be done.... This nation is under siege."

Then Governor Napolitano vetoed just about every bill that went through the state legislature that would have helped curb some of the illegal immigration problems in the state claiming it was a "Federal" issue. 

Fast forward to today.  Now as the head of the "Federal" DHS, Napolitano has quickly forgotten the border struggle in her home state.  She also has quickly forgotten what she said while she, herself, was Governor of Arizona about the porous border.  This week, Napolitano at the discretion of the Obama administration, all but formally declared war on the state of Arizona by essentially halting the 287g) program. 

It also looks as though she is still very good at reading polls.  Especially the ones that show her boss's rapidly falling approval numbers.