This election cycle, we have heard a lot about "Sanctuary Cities" and their disregard for the law when it comes to illegal immigration. Donald Trump made dealing with these cities a campaign issue, promising to crack down on them and make them comply with federal immigration enforcement. This was a popular issue with many of his supporters, but in talking with them it became increasingly clear that many of them have no idea what a sanctuary city is, what they do, and how this relates to federal immigration law enforcement. Some of them think that these cities go so far as to harbor illegals and protect them from federal enforcement agents. I wanted to make an attempt at clearing the air on what it is exactly that these cities do.
For those who have followed my blog or my show, it is no secret that I have adopted a Rush Limbaugh phrase and slightly modified it to fit my purposes. He may be on the cutting edge, but I am the crystal ball of societal evolution. Yet often with this administration, it is not just my predictions that come true. More often than that, it is my bizarre jokes that are intended to highlight the ridiculous actions of this amateur crew, and take them to a ridiculous level that even these guys would know better than. Right? Thus, when I mocked this administration being chosen for a transparency award with this bogus news article, I was simply making a joke of how secretive they really are. It was not intended to be a prediction when I said the following on March 17th.
The interview was conducted by a reporter who was led blindfolded down a hall to a secret closet beside an undisclosed room where the un-named staffer was typing his answers to pre-screened questions into a voice synthesizer program that would then relay the answers into a speaker in the closet with the reporter.
Thus, you can imagine my surprise when this story surfaced today.
An aide to Vice President Joe Biden has apologised to a reporter who was locked in a closet for hours after he was invited to cover a Florida political fundraiser because they did not want him talking with the guests.
Spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander said the decision to hold local reporter Scott Powers there was a 'mistake'.
And she claimed an inexperienced staffer had put Powers in the closet instead of a 'hotel room' as was their normal practice.
Apparently, Vice President Biden had read my article and wanted to boost my credentials yet again. I would, however, like to correct Ms. Alexander here however. You can blame the occasional infraction on an inexperienced staffer, but when the blunders are as frequent as they are with this administration, at some point we have to wonder if it is the inexperienced people at the top.
Either way, I have to call this one another "no harm, no foul" event. The reporter is fine, took it in stride, and the Veep lives to gaffe another day. Have we rescheduled that transparency award ceremony yet?