Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Clueless governor challenges dimwitted reporter in inanity competition
Ariz. Gov. Vetoes Criminal Immigrant Bill

PHOENIX (AP) -- Gov. Janet Napolitano vetoed a bill that would have criminalized the presence of illegal immigrants in Arizona, citing opposition from police agencies that want immigration arrests to remain the responsibility of the federal government...

In a letter to lawmakers, Napolitano said she opposes automatically turning all immigrants who sneaked into the state into criminals and that the bill provided no funding for the new duties... [Ed. - Bold italics above are mine]

il·le·gal \(')i(l)-'lE-g&l\ adj : not according to or authorized by law : UNLAWFUL, ILLICIT

crime \'krIm\ n 1 : an act or the commission of an act that is forbidden or the omission of a duty that is commanded by a public law and that makes the offender liable to punishment by that law; especially : a gross violation of law

crim·i·nal \'kri-m&-n&l, 'krim-n&l\ adj 1 : relating to, involving, or being a crime 2 : relating to crime or to the prosecution of suspects in a crime 3 : guilty of crime; also : of or befitting a criminal

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