From AP via NYTimes (free reg. req.) “Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this week rejected a request from the Bush administration to send an additional 1,500 National Guard troops to the Mexican border, the governor’s office confirmed Friday.
The National Guard Bureau, an arm of the Pentagon, asked for the troops to help with the border-patrol mission in New Mexico and Arizona, but Schwarzenegger said the request would stretch the California Guard too thin in case of an emergency or natural disaster.”
Too thin in case of an emergency or natural disaster? What qualifies as an emergency if this continuing invasion of illegal immigrants doesn’t?
Arny, I like you, I’ll vote for you again, mostly because Angelides is a girlie-man but please pull off the political blinds for a minute. Your Guard is deployable to any “natural disaster” from any post on the border. This is a horrible smoke screen set up to gain the hispanic vote. Your minders may not have clued you correctly that the illegals already here are some of the biggest fans of closing the border holes. Fewer workers means their stock goes up. Bad politics at the wrong time Governor.