Sunday, September 2, 2007

Tom Tancredo has big brass stones

By Rick Morris

Many people, myself most certainly included, routinely decry the poll-obsessed, stand-for-nothing wimpiness that characterizes most politicians of both parties. Republican Congressman and presidential candidate Tom Tancredo of Colorado has always been an exception to this rule, as he has been the leading opponent of illegal immigration in this country and has stated that we should bomb Mecca if Islamic terrorists detonate a nuclear weapon in our country. He's at it again, stating that the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are the recipients of overly generous federal "gravy train" spending. Agree or not, and I only do to an extent, you have to admire the big brass ones of this guy. He's somebody who will get up in front of a microphone and tell you exactly what he thinks on any issue. In this day and age, that's enough to get you labeled an extremist by the power brokers of both parties. But that's a sad commentary on them, not Tancredo, voice of the common man.

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