September 22, 2008

WHO AMONG US DOESN'T LONG FOR THE GOOD OLD DAYS...:

John McCain: Immigration reform redux: The Republican puts immigration front and center for Irish Americans. (Mark Silva, 9/22/08, The Swamp)

John McCain opened today with an old Irish joke about a couple of guys buying each other drinks at a bar and bit by bit discovering how much they have in common, even went to the same high school.

"The O'Reilly twins are getting drunk again,'' the bartender explains.

The green-garbed audience at the Irish-American Presidential Forum in Scranton, Pa., seemed to know the joke. "I'm proud to be the first Republican to appear before the forum,'' McCain, the Republican nominee for president, said to more cheers.

And before long, McCain was talking about a subject that hasn't been aired much lately: His vision for comprehensive immigration reform, helping some of the nation's 12 million undocumented immigrants find a "path to citizenship'' - including some 50,000 illegal Irish immigrants, as he noted in Scranton today.


...when it was those Irish we were trying to keep out?

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 22, 2008 12:29 PM
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