So, it is looking more and more like Texas will have some say in the Presidential Picking Showdown of 2008. In an effort to get prepped for a Texas primary and to help people make more informed decisions (and to keep The Onion from always being right ; ) here is a little info from April 2006 from the folks at Newsday, an actual paper, and not to be confused with crazies at NewsMax :
Clinton backs border ’smart fence’
BY TOM BRUNE AND GLENN THRUSH
Newsday Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton raised eyebrows this weekend by saying that she thought use of a “smart fence” along parts of the U.S.-Mexico border could identify people approaching the barrier.
The statement, made in response to a question posed by a Daily News columnist, puts Clinton on the same page with some conservative members of the House. The House included a study of such a fence in the get-tough immigration bill it passed last year.
Earlier, Clinton had said that measure, which includes a provision criminalizing assistance to illegal immigrants, would have resulted in the imprisonment of “Jesus himself.”
Clinton, who has not played a central role in the frenzied negotiations over reforms, still supports a bipartisan Senate bill providing a path to citizenship for undocumented workers.
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