by David Safier
Jonathan Paton usually comes off as somewhat intelligent or witty or humble in his releases. But the injunction stopping key parts of SB1070 from going into effect is clearly no time for intelligence or wit.
It's a time for outrage!
It's a time to promote fear!
It's a time to say we need to be protected! (3 times)
It's a time to value our Constitution!
It's "Now more than ever" time!
In other words, it's time to go into full gonzo, pander-to-the-base mode.
Here it is. It's a piece of work. I would love to know who wrote it. It doesn't sound like Scarpinato to me, but who knows, maybe the boy has learned to write Jingo Lingo.
Jonathan Paton released the following statement today in response to the ruling blocking key elements of SB1070, which he voted for in the state Senate:
"I'm outraged by both the federal government's interference in our state rights and the court's decision to block key elements of a law I am proud to have voted for and helped pass. Arizonans need to be protected! If the federal government is going to refuse to protect its citizens, it's up to Arizona to protect itself. This unfortunate ruling sends a message to the world that we are not a country that values our Constitution and enforces our laws. Now more than ever, we need people in Congress who will secure our borders, because the Obama administration, Gabrielle Giffords and the federal government clearly have no intention of doing their jobs."