Those fine men and women

In the category of "strange things people say" (not a category here by the way), here's George Will on Arizona's new immigration law:

Non-Hispanic Arizonans of all sorts live congenially with all sorts of persons of Hispanic descent. These include some whose ancestors got to Arizona before statehood — some even before it was a territory. They were in America before most Americans' ancestors arrived. Arizonans should not be judged disdainfully and from a distance by people whose closest contacts with Hispanics are with fine men and women who trim their lawns and put plates in front of them at restaurants, not with illegal immigrants passing through their back yards at 3 a.m.

Mysterious.  Read the rest for the usual ad hominem and parade of straw men.

5 thoughts on “Those fine men and women”

  1. That one jumped out at me, as well. Mind-blowing. How wealthy, white and sheltered is George Will's life? (Although I can picture Will angrily waving his fist and yelling at an interloper "Get off my lawn", not in Arizona and not so much at 3 AM.)

  2. So, those whose only contact with Hispanics are when Hispanics are serving them should not criticize people in Arizona who want to take away the civil rights of Hispanics. That leaves an entirely other, numerous group of people free to criticize Arizonans: Hispanics.

  3. Not even I'm crazy enough to defend that one.  So a good defense against being called racist is to imply that the accuser is racist by using blatantly racist stereotypes?  And it's not even like it's part of a greater argument or taken out of context, the bolded text is THE CONCLUSION of the article.
    *shakes head*

  4. Will often attempts this sort of jujitsu, but rarely fails quite this spectacularly.  Really, what is his argument?  'See, you elitist liberals are the real bigots.  And if you only really knew Hispanics, you'd fear and hate them just like me and the good people of Arizona.'
    I also like jem's answer.

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