McCain-in Texas-Disses Landowner's Concerns about, um, WATER for their cattleSomervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


McCain-in Texas-Disses Landowner's Concerns about, um, WATER for their cattle

15 June 2007 at 6:18:45 AM

It's hard to understand why anyone would even want to vote for this guy for president. Luckily, he's done himself so much damage that he's a non-starter for most Republicans. Here's another example of how out of touch he is with, um, HUMANITY.

Republican presidential candidate John McCain said today he supports a U.S.-Mexico border fence and dismissed landowners' concerns that it would cut off their access to water from the Rio Grande.

The Arizona senator said he "hopes they would have access to water and other things, but the farmers in my state are very upset because the constant trafficking of people across their land.

"It destroys their land and their crops, so ranchers in my state very much want the movement of people across their land to stop," said McCain, considered a top-tier candidate in the Republican primary. "And I think that they would do a great deal in order to prevent that from continuing to happen."

Including dehydrating their cattle? Nope.

One critic of a border fence said that it might make sense in Arizona, but in Texas, "it's crazy."

"The biggest issue that we have with the fence is the fact that the bulk of the Rio Grande, the land on the river bank in Texas, is in private property," said Eddie Aldrete, vice chairman of the Texas Border Coalition and a senior vice president of International Bank of Commerce in San Antonio.

"If you put up a physical structure and it's on a cattle ranch how do cows get to their primary drinking source? If you're a farmer and it's an irrigation source, how do you get to your primary irrigation source?"

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