Holy War

Congressman Peter King (R-NY) is Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, so he knows a thing or two about how illegal immigration has national security ramifications.

On Thursday, he took Hillary on for blasting the House immigration bill as "un-Christian." King said that "I hope Sen. Clinton is a better legislator than she is a theologian," and that "I don’t think Jesus would have defended alien-smuggling gangs. I don’t think Jesus would favor hundreds of immigrants dying in the desert."

In fact, King claimed that "Stopping alien smuggling gangs is doing God’s work." And as for people like Mrs. Clinton and cardinal Roger mahoney, "These people who are supposed to be speaking for God, saying this [the bill] is a sin, and they should go to confession."

Meanwhile, even President Bush took an apparent swipe at Hillary for her comments, saying that "When we conduct this debate, it must be done in a civil way. It must be done in a way that brings dignity to the process. It must be done in a way that doesn’t pit one group of people against another."

Also on Thursday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner said he was confident that the criminal provisions in the bill in question would be reduced to misdemeanors, but that still didn’t satisfy Sen. Clinton.

She threatened that "Sensenbrenner and those who stand with him are going to pay a political price."

And what does she mean by that exactly?

Polls show that most Americans agree that illegal immigration is a serious problem and that we need to vigorously enforce our immigration laws, so it reasons that this majority would vote to keep politicians like Sensenbrenner in office.

Maybe she is referring to the fact that illegal immigrants are often able to vote, and — of course — they almost always vote Democrat.