McCain meets with Hispanic leaders, mostly Democrats, of course:
"This was not a secret meeting," said Rafael Rivadeneira, a vice chairman of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Illinois, who was among more than 150 Chicago-area Hispanic leaders who attended. "There was nothing he said that they wouldn`t want people to hear."Other attendees said they were not so sure."He`s one John McCain in front of white Republicans. And he`s a different John McCain in front of Hispanics," complained Rosanna Pulido, a Hispanic and conservative Republican who attended the meeting.[The Associated Press: McCain meets with Hispanic leaders, McCain meets with Hispanic leaders, By MICHAEL TARM â€“ 18 hours ago]
What McCain told these guys is that he
would push through Congress legislation to overhaul federal immigration laws if elected, several people who attended a private meeting with the candidate said Thursday.
Mickey Kaus writes
If McCain is going to sell out his party`s conservatives, renege on his primary campaign repositioning and return to his righteous push for "comprehensive immigration reform," wouldn`t it be better to do it in public than in a closed-door meeting, where it looks like a guilty, furtive secret pander? ... P.S.: And The Corner stays silent! ...
Also check out Jake Tapper`s interview
with Rosanna Pulido, a patriotic Hispanic
mentioned above, who was not only a member of the original Minuteman Project, but is also an Illinois representative of "You Don`t Speak For Me,"
a patriotic immigration reform group that insists on the rule of law, unlike La Raza.