The New York Times is reporting that Democratic governors aren’t too happy about the Obama administration’s Arizona lawsuit:
“Universally the governors are saying, ‘We’ve got to talk about jobs,’ ” Gov. Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, a Democrat, said in an interview. “And all of a sudden we have immigration going on.”
He added, “It is such a toxic subject, such an important time for Democrats.”
Later on in the story, Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire of Washington criticized the administration’s handling of illegal immigration:
“They described for me a list of things that they are doing to try and help on that border,” Ms. Gregoire said of the White House officials at the closed-door meeting. “And I said, ‘The public doesn’t know that.’ ”
That’s because amnesty and the Arizona lawsuit seem to loom larger on the White House’s immigration to-do list than any serious border-security initiative.