Jeb’s Driver’s Licenses For Illegals

I’ve never been a particularly big Jeb Bush fan and this certainly isn’t going to do much to improve his standing….

“Saying rigorous screening standards would ensure recipients ”won’t be terrorists,” Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday strongly endorsed issuing state driver’s licenses to both illegal immigrants and foreign nationals who make Florida home for part of the year.”

So we have a Republican governor who supposedly intends to run for President in 2008 endorsing driver’s licenses for illegals? Boy, Jeb sure must have a lot of campaign contributors hiring illegals to pick oranges out there if he’s supporting something this anathema to his base.

Especially when the reasoning behind sounds like something from a Scrappleface parody…

“Sen. Rudy Garcia, a Hialeah Republican pushing the measure in the Senate, says it would enable those stuck in immigration limbo to drive with valid licenses and get insurance while they work to become citizens.

”Our roads and streets will be safer because of this,” Garcia said, adding that the sprawling nature of most Florida cities makes owning a car a necessity, and that the state, by not giving illegal immigrants licenses, “almost tells these folks to break the law, because that’s the only way they’re going to be doing anything.”

Oh well, that explains it. We wouldn’t want to put ILLEGAL aliens in a position where they had to BREAK THE LAW. This like allowing felons to legally have guns when they get out of jail on the grounds that if they commit crimes, we don’t want them to do it with an illegal weapon.

Here’s more wit and wisdom from Jeb himself, a man who I can almost assure you will not be GOP nominee for President…

“”We shouldn’t allow them to come into our country to begin with,” Bush said. “But once they’re here, what do you do? Do you say that they’re lepers to society? That they don’t exist? It seems that a policy that ignores them is a policy of denial.”

Why what DO we do with these illegals? Maybe we could…I don’t know…ARREST AND DEPORT THEM INSTEAD OF GIVING THEM DRIVER’s LICENSES?!?!?! How does that sound, Jeb? Maybe you could start cracking down on some of the businesses who are hiring these illegals, which would remove the reason these illegals are coming to the US. That doesn’t qualify as a “policy of denial” does it?

We should expect better than this from any Republican governor, especially one as prominent as Jeb Bush…

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