The wind blows in Minnesota...
November 30, 2005, 04:34 AM
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Minnesota's Governor Tim Pawlenty, one of the more interesting politicians around, is showing some signs of sensitivity to America's immigration disaster:

Declaring the nation's immigration system as "bordering on chaotic," Gov. Tim Pawlenty went to Worthington, Minn., Tuesday ...Worthington, Pawlenty said, is a flashpoint for tensions over illegal immigration as an influx of foreign workers, both documented and undocumented, has put the southwestern Minnesota city of 11,300 in the state's top five for racial diversity.

[ Pawlenty seeks new immigration approach - Minneapolis Star-Tribune -Conrad Defiebre November 29 2005 Access requires free registration.]

Of course, the key questions are: is he in favor of restriction or facilitation? What about birthright ctizenship?

He did say:

"It's not appropriate to say that it doesn't matter whether it's legal or illegal as long as it's cheap,"

There it is. Will Gov. Pawlenty go with the interests of his fellow citizens? Or powerful employer lobbies?

Is he a White House hack?

That is the question.