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(CNN)   Attorney General Alberto Gonzales "unclear" as to whether or not his family immigrated from Mexico legally   (transcripts.cnn.com) divider line 73
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2006-05-17 12:50:50 PM
Video here(pops).
 
2006-05-17 12:54:26 PM
TFA: "BLITZER: But when they came to Texas, were they legally documented, were they unlegally documented?

GONZALES: You know, it's unclear. It's unclear. And I've looked at this issue, I've talked to my parents about it, and it's just not clear."


just so others don't have to waste the 3 minutes it took me to find it, here it is.
 
2006-05-17 12:54:30 PM
GONZALES: You know, it's unclear. It's unclear. And I've looked at this issue, I've talked to my parents about it, and it's just not clear.

... when the immigration officials came to the door, did they hide or not?

/"unclear", my ass
 
2006-05-17 12:55:29 PM
saulecker: just so others don't have to waste the 3 minutes it took me to find it, here it is.

Ctrl-F
type "unclear"

/smartass
 
2006-05-17 12:56:00 PM
oh... and "unlegally"? did they replace Wolf Blitzer with Cleetus Cornfed for this interview?
 
2006-05-17 12:56:01 PM
Wait, he's unclear about his family ties, but absolutely clear about the ties between Al Qaeda and Iraq? Are you kidding me?
 
2006-05-17 12:56:55 PM
I'm just glad to see that Al's now on the path to citizenship.
 
2006-05-17 12:56:55 PM
BAZINGG!
 
2006-05-17 12:57:38 PM
"BLITZER: But when they came to Texas, were they legally documented, were they unlegally documented?

GONZALES: You know, it's unclear. It's unclear. And I've looked at this issue, I've talked to my parents about it, and it's just not clear. No."
 
2006-05-17 12:57:51 PM
mediaho: Ctrl-F
type "unclear"

/smartass


yeah, I ctrl-f'd and typed "alberto" then read thru all the crab in there. i 's edcated.
 
2006-05-17 12:58:02 PM
2006-05-17 12:56:55 PM SchlingFo [TotalFark]

2006-05-17 12:56:55 PM Iron Hand [TotalFark]

Woo! Simulposty goodiness.
 
2006-05-17 12:58:53 PM
Ack. I meant yes, it was the whole unlegally documented that screwed me up.

/I suck at the internets
 
2006-05-17 12:59:54 PM
It's not his fault. He wasn't even born yet.
 
2006-05-17 01:00:46 PM

My parents -- both of my parents were born in Texas

........


my father had a second grade education, my mother had a sixth grade education. And my father worked construction.


For people who were born in texas, that is pretty bad.
 
2006-05-17 01:00:47 PM
I've talked to my parents about it, and it's just not clear.

what, he doesn't understand spanish?
 
2006-05-17 01:01:11 PM
No one's blaming him, just pointing out the great hypocrisy.
 
2006-05-17 01:01:15 PM
Yeah, but he's one of the good ones. So it doesn't matter.
 
2006-05-17 01:02:19 PM
www.connollyco.com
 
2006-05-17 01:03:01 PM
Gonzales should be drummed out of office and salt ground into his loins so that nothing will ever grow there again! The taint of Los Grandparentos will follow him forever! VIVA EL TAINTO!
 
2006-05-17 01:03:57 PM
It's unclear? Last time I checked, the government keeps records on these sorts of things.

/deport alberto!
 
2006-05-17 01:04:37 PM
I say, put them all in Gitmo 'till somebody talks!
 
2006-05-17 01:06:08 PM
PembrokeRiseisPeople: The taint of Los Grandparentos will follow him forever!

ummm, i think speaking of Grandpa's taint is grounds for bannination, is it not?
 
2006-05-17 01:06:27 PM
Well, there needs to be some back taxes paid. Does anyone know if his grandma speaks English?
 
2006-05-17 01:06:43 PM
Bah, give 'em ten minutes while Bush calls up the INS for 'im. They'll have it fixed in no time.
 
2006-05-17 01:06:49 PM
oh... and "unlegally"? did they replace Wolf Blitzer with Cleetus Cornfed for this interview?

3 entries found for unlegal

un·le·gal ( P ) Pronunciation Key (-lgl)

adj.

1) The law of which is by prohibited is.

2) Rules makes prohibited official-like in: in an unlegal pass by in football.

3) To unacceptable be or be not performable like

Synonym: dyslawable
 
2006-05-17 01:07:17 PM
Non story. Criminalization of the Attorney General lying to Wolf Blitzer's farking face.
 
2006-05-17 01:11:20 PM
lbthepdd

ummm, i think speaking of Grandpa's taint is grounds for bannination, is it not?

Only if you keep typing about it with that far away look in your eyes. Viva Tonto!
 
2006-05-17 01:11:49 PM
Not that I'd want to defend the guy but:

Who exactly emmigrated to the US, his parents or grandparents? Depending on the generation, the laws could have been different.

For example, I'm pretty sure my grandmother's family didn't come here legally (don't worry, folks; Nanna was born here). But then again, that was in the early 1910s. People may have just been able to wander south from Quebec.
 
2006-05-17 01:12:39 PM
Meh. Gonzales can die in a fire for all I care. But his family's actions aren't his own, and shouldn't determine his position on the illegal immigration issue.
 
2006-05-17 01:13:45 PM
Savonarola_Redux: People may have just been able to wander south from Quebec.

Before I look this up, is that based on anything or just speculation.
 
2006-05-17 01:16:12 PM
hitchking,

But his family's actions aren't his own, and shouldn't determine his position on the illegal immigration issue.

Correct.

But, he better make damned sure that whatever laws he supports are applied to his parents and family.

If that means that old gramma needs to be sent back across the border to wait in line, so be it.
 
2006-05-17 01:16:50 PM
mediaho: Before I look this up, is that based on anything or just speculation.

Pure speculation. Hence the "may". I really have no idea how my grandmother's family got here from Canada. Hell, she doesn't even know. And to be honest, I'm too lazy to research into it since everyone involved in the migration is long-dead.
 
2006-05-17 01:17:13 PM
hitchking
Meh. Gonzales can die in a fire for all I care. But his family's actions aren't his own, and shouldn't determine his position on the illegal immigration issue.

If he benefited directly from illegal immigration, it's a little bit hypocritical for him to take a hardline stance against it.
 
2006-05-17 01:18:13 PM
SchlingFo: But, he better make damned sure that whatever laws he supports are applied to his parents and family.

True, of course. But (and I'm not an expert on this issue by any means) I don't think there's anything in his position that says that descendents of illegals who have become citizens should be sent back.
 
2006-05-17 01:19:15 PM
Alexis: 3 entries found for unlegal

I guess that makes me uneducated

/sorry for my stupidlyness, but I thought it was unpossible
 
2006-05-17 01:20:08 PM
hitchking: shouldn't determine his position on the illegal immigration issue

Sure it should. He's living the American Dream due to his family's illegal activity. He's proud of them and where he is. He has a right to refuse other's the same opportunity?
 
2006-05-17 01:25:43 PM
drue: He has a right to refuse other's the same opportunity?

The world is a different place now.

For the mouth breathers I will say he should stress that bogeymen terrorists could sneak across the border and blow up America.

Anyone that doesn't buy into that should be encouraged to think about how paying someone scab wages just drives everybody's wages down. And the glut of illegals now coming across the border is hurting everyone that should actually be here.
 
2006-05-17 01:26:38 PM
drue: He has a right to refuse other's the same opportunity?

I think so, yes. What if his parents had paid his way through law school by robbing banks, unbeknownst to Gonzales? Would he then be required to support the legalization of theft?

/can't believe I'm defending this guy
 
2006-05-17 01:30:43 PM
mediaho: Before I look this up, is that based on anything or just speculation.

Lots of Canadians went to work in New England at the turn of the 20th century. I think that vast majority of them did not have green cards.
 
2006-05-17 01:36:26 PM
Savonarola_Redux: And to be honest, I'm too lazy to research into it since everyone involved in the migration is long-dead.

Yea, me too. I'm spectacularly unphased by this whole, stupid "debate."
 
2006-05-17 01:36:26 PM
z_gringo: My parents -- both of my parents were born in Texas...my father had a second grade education, my mother had a sixth grade education. And my father worked construction.

For people who were born in texas, that is pretty bad.


That's true. Many Texans have 7th grade educations these days.
 
2006-05-17 01:40:55 PM
hitchking: Would he then be required to support the legalization of theft?

Of course not, but I don't think he could take a hardline stance against it while still proclaiming to be proud of them. And if you think your example a bit further, his parents DID steal to support and educate him... from the taxpayers.
 
2006-05-17 01:45:49 PM
mediaho: I'm spectacularly unphased by this whole, stupid "debate."

Maybe things will liven up once the Liters get here.
 
2006-05-17 01:47:49 PM
drue: Of course not, but I don't think he could take a hardline stance against it while still proclaiming to be proud of them.

Oh come on, what's he going to say? "No, I'm not proud of my parents."? The guy's allowed to form his own opinions on the issue, and shouldn't have to disown his parents to do so.
 
2006-05-17 01:49:31 PM
2006-05-17 01:36:26 PM mediaho
I'm spectacularly unphased by this whole, stupid "debate."


Glad to see I'm not the only one. On a list of national political issues I think are important, I'm not sure this one would even crack the top 100.
 
2006-05-17 01:53:41 PM
Cyberluddite: Glad to see I'm not the only one. On a list of national political issues I think are important, I'm not sure this one would even crack the top 100.

I put it slightly above flag-burning. If we want to talk about border security, fix our ports first.
 
2006-05-17 01:58:33 PM
Savonarola_Redux: I really have no idea how my grandmother's family got here from Canada. Hell, she doesn't even know. And to be honest, I'm too lazy to research into it since everyone involved in the migration is long-dead.

The National Archives will have that information for you. I found records from Detroit indicating when my grandfather's and grandmother's family crossed. It's not really that hard to do, either.
 
2006-05-17 02:43:13 PM
No wonder Alberto doesn't care about the US Constitution.
 
2006-05-17 02:44:08 PM
SchlingFo: But, he better make damned sure that whatever laws he supports are applied to his parents and family.

Amnesty from the 80's?
 
2006-05-17 02:53:43 PM
Unclear... right... sure its unclear. I think it is pretty clear that his parents were wetbacks who came to this country so that their child (him) could have a better life. So now he is support and preparing to prosecute the millions of hispanics who are following...

Is there a hispanic term that equates to "Uncle Tom"?
 
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