Good John Smacks Down Obama Over AZ Immigration Bill

Following Arizona’s passage of a tough new immigration law, Barack Obama described the law as “misguided” and implied that Arizona was being “irresponsible” by trying to protect its lawful citizens.

Surprisingly (to me, at least), Senator John “the Maverick” McCain responded:

“If the president doesn’t like what the Arizona Legislature and governor may be doing, then I call on the president to immediately call for the dispatch of 3,000 National Guard troops to our border and mandate that 3,000 additional Border Patrol [officers] be sent to our border as well,” McCain said at a news conference Friday in downtown Phoenix, according to a report in the Arizona Republic.

“And that way, then the state of Arizona will not have to enact legislation which they have to do because of the federal government’s failure to carry out its responsibilities, which is to secure the borders.”

Good idea, especially considering that Mexican military border incursions have continued unabated for years now.  Perhaps the National Guard can help with that, along with stemming the tide of illegals.

Where was the Good John McCain during the 2008 election?  Where was that McCain in 2005 and 2007 when “immigration reform” was proposed?  Maybe Bad John has given way to Good John in the wake of a strong primary challenge from J. D. Hayworth?  Amazing what a little competition will do.  Now if only he’ll remember it.