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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Romney Takes a Stand, Sort Of

The Romney campaign was tiresomely ambivalent about the candidate's views on the Supreme Court decision on Monday regarding the controversial Arizona immigration law.  He finally expressed himself today, saying that he was disappointed with the decision, although he still did not provide a detailed statement about his views on the law itself. 

”[G]iven the failure of the immigration policy in this country, I would have preferred to see the Supreme Court give more latitude to the states, not less,” he said. “And there are states now under this decision have less authority, less latitude, to enforce immigration laws.” Because Obama hasn’t acted, he said, “it’s a muddle.”

He clearly doesn't want to talk about it.

The Supremes decided late yesterday
That Arizona's new law was probably OK
Well, just one part out of four
The rest was held to be poor.

But folks on all sides still say that they won
They're trying to be sure that everyone's spun
Mitt Romney says that he's sad
He thinks for the states that it's bad.

But finally he's voiced a personal position
Regarding the Court's controversial decision
But he dithered around for a day
He was hoping it'd just go away.

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