Feathered Bastard

Bill Montgomery's Victims Rot in Jail, While Arizona Republic Praises His Hypocrisy on Immigration Reform

Now, a news flash from inside the stultifying atmosphere of the Arizona Republic's editorial bubble:

Hypocrisy is a good thing.

Particularly as practiced by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

See also: -Joe Arpaio, Bill Montgomery Lose Again: Undocumented Worker Found "Not Guilty" -Bill Montgomery's Deaf Victim Diana Blanco Honored by Las Cafeteras -Bill Montgomery's Victims Plead Not Guilty En Masse as Their Children Weep -Bill Montgomery Is No Immigration Moderate -The MCAO Follows ICE's Blueprint for Separating Immigrant Families

See, on the verge of some sort of immigration reform bill being introduced in Congress, the Arizona Republic recently published an unsigned opinion piece praising this state (and, by extension, itself) for "leading the way" on immigration reform.

"Leading the way"? Really? The state that brought you ethnic-cleansing law Senate Bill 1070, convicted kid-killer and minutewoman Shawna Forde, neo-Nazi baby-killer J.T. Ready, and Ready's ex-bud, recalled ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce?

Yep, Arizona sure did lead the way. The Grand Canyon State was for self-deportation long before that loser Mitt Romney jumped on the sinking ship.

Why, I can see the special license plates now: "Arizona, First in Hate," emblazoned upon an illustration of a fiery cross.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
Contact: Stephen Lemons