Saturday, May 18, 2024

Update: Sarah Palin Comes to Support of Gov. Jan Brewer

Ex-Alaskan governor Sarah Palin joined Arizona Governor Jan Brewer in Phoenix at a press conference on Saturday to kick off, a web site Brewer hopes will combat the negative publicity around her state’s new anti-illegal immigration law.

The one time vice presidential candidate placed the blame for the tough new law on the White House, saying, “It’s time for Americans across this great country to stand up and say ‘We’re all Arizonans now and, in clear unity, we say, ‘Mr. President, do your job, secure our border.”

Palin previously criticized Obama for his opposition to what she called the “myth” of racial profiling that would be a result of the law.  Recently, via Twitter, she encouraged a girls’ basketball team to “go rogue” when their Illinois school administrator cancelled their trip to Arizona in protest.

A number of cities have announced a boycott on Arizona business and travel including Austin, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, St. Paul, Minn., West Hollywood, Fla., El Paso, and Boulder, Colo.

However, some states, including Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Maryland and Colorado, are considering tougher illegal immigration laws following Arizona’s actions.

NY Daily News

Arizona Daily Star