Obama On Driver`s Licenses
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November 17, 2007, 02:20 PM
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Given the bad publicity Hillary got over her answers to the licenses for illegals question, you would think Obama would have been staying up late practicising a good answer for that question. But no:
Obama Falters Over Illegal Immigrants - November 16, 2007 - The New York Sun

By Eli Lake In response to a question on whether he would support giving driver`s licenses to undocumented workers, Mr. Obama started off by saying, "When I was a state senator in Illinois, I voted to require that illegal aliens get trained, get a license, get insurance to protect public safety. That was my intention."

He went on to make a joke that undocumented workers don`t come to America to drive, prompting laughter from the audience.

But the moderator, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, asked Mr. Obama again what his position was on driver`s licenses for the undocumented. The Illinois senator responded: "I am not proposing that that`s what we do." He then went on to say, "I have already said I support the notion that we have to deal with public safety."

That answer prompted Mr. Blitzer to remark: "This is the sort of question available to a yes or no answer."

Obama`s mention of training does highlight one problem with illegals driving—most of them don`t drive very well, even when they`re sober. That`s because Mexico doesn`t have the driver training and licensing system that the US does. An American in Mexico, describing the chaotic driving conditions there, writes
In Oaxaca to get a drivers’ license there is no road test or eye exam. You either take a written test or pay someone a bit of money as a bribe, a very common practice.[Rules of The Road: Driving in Oaxaca, Mexico]
And many illegals never even had driver`s licenses in Mexico! Despite what Obama said in the debate, they did come to the US to drive. They came to live in a country where they could afford a car. They just don`t care if they drive safely or not.