Sunday, April 30, 2006

Illegals Sneaking in at an Alarming Rate!

I hadn't watched this show before, nor do I follow Jon Stewart; but I had the station on Comedy Central because of South Park, earlier this month, and Steven Colbert had on a really funny bit. The transcript is below, but much of the humor doesn't translate thoroughly in writing:

The Colbert Report

Steven Colbert: I knew this was a problem, but I had no idea the scope of it until I watched the Sunday shows. Look at what Arlen Specter said at 10:03 on Sunday morning.

Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa.: We have approximately 11 million undocumented aliens here.
Steven Colbert: Now look at what Ted Kennedy said at 10:33.
[videoclip from another Sunday morning news show]
Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.: There are 12 million individuals that are here in the United States.
Colbert: One million illegals snuck into this country in half an hour.

Right after this comment, Colbert observed that at this rate, the whole of Mexico would be in the U.S. in 24 hours. I certainly thought it was clever and funny; because the common numbers to peddle around are 11 million and 12 million illegals. And they get cited interchangeably as numbers to be thrown out there.

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Blogger Tom said...

Who really knows how many illegal aliens are really in the US? They're all undocumented!! If they were documented, then the various police agencies would be able to find & deport them!

Sunday, April 30, 2006 8:35:00 AM  
Anonymous skye said...

Makes one wonder how they arrived at the 11-12 million number. That must have been an interesting focus group meeting at the DNC.

Sunday, April 30, 2006 8:16:00 PM  

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