RINO extraordinaire Colin Powell has clarified his remarks regarding illegal immigrants doing work at his home, and by "clarified" I mean changed his original story because his comments were completely foolish and out-of-touch with the majority of Americans.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has clarified his recent remarks on immigration policy, saying he does not hire illegal immigrants to do repairs on his home. The onetime secretary of state for George W. Bush waded into one of the most contentious culture-war issues of 2010 during an appearance Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" -- the latest in a series of dissensions from conservative orthodoxy that have prompted some of his former GOP colleagues to question his party allegiance.
"I don't hire illegal immigrants," Powell said in a statement Monday. "On 'Meet the Press' yesterday, I referred to illegal immigrants working around my house. I was referring to the many service contractors who work in my neighborhood, using mostly immigrant workers, who do good work. Some may well be 'illegal.' There are 11 million illegal immigrants in this country and most are working somewhere in our economy."
With the wave of a magic wand, "they're (illegal immigrants) all over my house, doing things whenever I call for repairs" has become he doesn't hire illegal immigrants, and hell they're not even at his house, they're just in his neighborhood. Even though he is firmly entrenched on the wrong side of the illegal immigration debate, his retraction has only taken place because the GOP has heavily criticized his remarks and perhaps in a moment of lucidity, he realized that such comments could warrant a visit from the IRS.
Powell must believe that many of us were not only born at night, but last night.