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Can’t Make This Up: More Fox

Mexico’s president Fox, speaking to visiting Texas businessmen Friday, praised illegal immigrants from his country by saying they do jobs “that not even blacks want to do.” Now, I agree that we sometimes take racial sensitivity to extremes in our country; my favorite lampoon of that sort of thing is Eddie Murphy’s actor character in “Bowfinger,” who counted the number of times the letter K appeared in a scrpipt, divided it by three, and thundered that “KKK appears in this script 486 times!”

Fox’s statement, on the other hand, really is outrageous — imagine our president telling visiting Mexican businessmen that they need Guatemalan illegals to do the work that even Mexico’s Indians won’t do. That’s putting aside the fact that Mexico tends to treat its Indians like it’s Mississippi in 1890.


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