Thursday, February 09, 2006

Breaking Ranks

I must admit, I’m a little confused as to why Bush is pushing a guest worker program destined to rile a large chunk of his conservative base. There’s been no shortage of rightwing grumbling about our porous boards lately, but on Wednesday opponents of the guest worker plan launched a full scale rally outside of the Capitol.

Things were going along swimmingly until two uninvited guests showed up.
The fervor subsided only when two men dressed in brown and wearing swastikas goose-stepped toward the Minutemen and gave a Nazi salute. The men, straight out of "The Producers," handed out fliers encouraging the Minutemen to "end your alliance with the Republicans!!!" -- and join the American Nazi Party. Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist called for an intermission "to resolve this situation."
Xenophobia makes strange bedfellows.