Monday, December 31, 2007
The Dallas Morning News has named the "Illegal Immigrant" as its "Texan of the Year":
"He breaks the law by his very presence. He hustles to do hard work many Americans won't, at least not at the low wages he accepts. The American consumer economy depends on him. America as we have known it for generations may not survive him.
We can't seem to live with him and his family, and if we can live without him, nobody's figured out how. He's the Illegal Immigrant, and he's the 2007 Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year – for better or for worse. We can't seem to live with him and his family, and if we can live without him, nobody's figured out how."
Thanks for the assist to Texas reporter Cappy White!
UPDATE: AP reports on the overwhelmingly negative reaction to the Dallas Morning News "Texan of the Year": "When editorial writers at The Dallas Morning News chose the illegal immigrant as the newspaper's Texan of the Year, they expected some criticism. But not this: 800 blog postings and more than 150 letters to the editor blasting the decision. Some of the critics threatened to cancel subscriptions or pressure advertisers to stop doing business with the paper." For an editorial critical of the decision to name the "illegal immigrant" as "Texan of the Year," click here