What does a fence on the United State-Mexico border have to do with goats?
Sen. Minority Whip Trent Lott, R-Miss., was talking to reporters Wednesday about the immigration bill, when he said, "If the answer is 'build a fence' I've got two goats on my place in Mississippi. There ain't no fence big enough, high enough, strong enough, that you can keep those goats in that fence."
"Now people are at least as smart as goats," Lott continued. "Maybe not as agile. Build a fence. We should have a virtual fence. Now one of the ways I keep those goats in the fence is I electrified them. Once they got popped a couple of times they quit trying to jump it."
"I'm not proposing an electrified goat fence," Lott added quickly, "I'm just trying, there's an analogy there." Lott: 'I've already offended everybody' Fence? Goats? What is Lott talking about? By MARIA RECIO Gulfport, Missisippi, Sun Herald June 21, 2007
Of course, enforcement would work now, if it were carried out by an administration that really wanted to deter border crossers. One of Malkin's commenters pointed to this story:Mr. President, tear down that fence!, By Janet Folger
The fence Ms. Folger is talking about is the one on the White House lawn--she says that if the President really doesn't believe fences can keep people out, why doesn't he tear down that expensive wrought iron fence around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?