Let's see Senator, you blast the feds for not securing the border, while voting for Bingaman's S. 1689 which would designate a quarter of a million acres on or near the border as wilderness? You accuse the feds of not carrying out their responsibility while at the same supporting legislation that would tie their hands behind their back? What a pile of b.s.
And how do you propose to bring further security to the border? The same Albq. Journal article states:
Event organizer Jim Burleson said McCain was invited because members of the coalition wanted to learn more about a recently passed bill that appropriates $600 million for border security. In an interview with local media, McCain said the bill will also help battle any dangers associated with the drug war in Mexico. "I think it's helpful, it's just not enough," McCain said. He said he planned on introducing new legislation that would appropriate even more money.Your plan appears to be: a) appropriate more money to hire more border patrol and give them better equipment, and b) designate more land along the border where they are prohibited from patrolling and can't use modern equipment.
In other words, your plan is pure, unadulterated b.s.
Expect the USDA inspectors in your office tomorrow.