and shows his support for the Minuteman Militia:
Schwarzenegger, who last week urged President Bush to secure the border with Mexico to stem the tide of illegal immigration, said he thinks the Minuteman Project has done a terrific job.
“It’s a shame the private citizen has to go in there and secure our borders,” he said.
On the controversial billboard, the “CA” state abbreviation after “Los Angeles” is crossed out and the word “Mexico” added in its place.
In the center of the billboard, placed within the L.A. skyline, is an image of the Angel of Independence, a well-known monument in Mexico City, further suggesting the merging of Los Angeles and Mexico.
It also says, “Tu Ciudad. Tu Equipo,” or “Your City. Your Team.”
“I understand, from a marketing point of view, to get the attention and do something radical and all that stuff, but I think it is going to backfire on them big time,” Schwarzenegger said.
“If they want to be responsible, they will take it down,” the governor added. “Those mistakes are made. Maybe some marketing person said, ‘Do that and it will create a lot of media attention and we’ll get great free publicity.’ And maybe they didn’t think it all the way through. I think it is time to take it down now and say it’s a mistake and move on.”
People say Republican’s work in lockstep. I and many others are in deep disagreement over President Bush’s handling of the Minuteman and the Mexican Border. I hope he changes his position.