Monday, June 28, 2010

Updated: Milwaukee County Supervisor Unaware Arizona Borders Mexico

Update, Feb. 22, 2012: Please also see "Peggy West, the Milwaukee County Supervisor Who Didn't Know Arizona Borders Mexico, Faces Charges of Campaign Violations"
Geography challenged: Peggy West
She is, perhaps, the dumbest person ever to serve in elected office anywhere in Wisconsin. Perhaps in the entire United States, for that matter. That's Peggy Romo West, 12th District Supervisor on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

In June, 2010, West said that she could not understand why Arizona has such an issue with immigration, and demonstrated her stunning ignorance of geography to boot. The video (watch it below) is amazing. A possible boycott of Arizona was discussed at the June 24 County Board meeting. Here's a partial transcript of what West said:

"If this was Texas," said West, "which is a state that is directly on the border, with Mexico, and they were calling for a measure like this, saying that they had a major issue with, you know, undocumented people flooding their borders, I would say, I would, I would have to look twice at this. But this [Arizona] a state that is a ways removed from the border, and, uhm, it just, it doesn't make sense to me, that, when, you Google this subject, if you put in 'Arizona SB1070' that you see a picture of the governor of Arizona meeting with President Obama in May of 2010. If you have direct linkage to the President, there are already National Guard troops on the border, in Arizona..."

West is so ignorant that she doesn't know that Arizona shares a long border with Mexico, and she could not fathom why it is that there are National Guard troops stationed there. Fortunately, Milwaukee County Supervisor Joe Rice straightened her out.

Has Peggy West ever seen a map of Los Estados Unidos? 
"I just wanted to assure my colleague that Arizona does in fact share a border with the country of Mexico," Rice says in the video. The proposed boycott of Arizona was tabled for later discussion. West favors boycotting Arizona, but she clearly has no understanding of the Arizona border issues. Sadly, that's typical for many who favor the boycott.

West spoke of searching for "Arizona SB1070" on Google, yet she apparently never actually read any of the results that Google presented to her. No doubt, she's probably never read SB1070, either. West is apparently aware that National Guard troops are "on the border," but which border did she think they were on? Had West simply searched for "Arizona" on Google, she might have seen the pretty pictures (maps) of Arizona that clearly show it bordering Mexico.

West's website brags that she "has the unique distinction of being the first Latino/Hispanic American to be elected to the Milwaukee County Board." She's probably also the first person to be elected to that body who to be unaware that Arizona shares a border with Mexico, which is especially weird for someone who wears their Latino heritage on their sleeve.

Milwaukee radio station WTMJ 620 AM commented, "It's scary that Peggy West is making decisions that impact on the taxes that those of us in Milwaukee County pay. What's even scarier though is that I'll bet at least eight other members of the County Board agreed with her when she said that Arizona doesn't share a border with Mexico."

Scary indeed, but Democrat and liberal voters just love idiots like West. Think of Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Georgia), the brilliant Democrat who told a Congressional hearing that he feared the island of Guam would capsize if more military personnel were stationed there. Sadly, dimwits such as West and Johnson do not stop the libs from claiming to be intellectually superior to subhuman conservatives.

From the Milwaukee County website: Peggy West was elected 12th District Supervisor in 2004 and, after being reelected in 2008, is serving her second term representing 50,000 residents on Milwaukee's south side. She currently serves as 2nd Vice-Chair on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. Supervisor West also has the unique distinction of being the first Latino/Hispanic American to be elected to the Milwaukee County Board.... Supervisor West was named the 2004 Hispanic Woman of the Year by UMOS, Inc.

The local Latino/Hispanic Americans must be very proud of her. And why not? She's a genius with an impressive command of current events and an education that's perfect for a government apparatchik:

Supervisor West grew up in Milwaukee and graduated with a degree in Human Services from the Milwaukee Area Technical College. Prior to her election to the Board, Supervisor West worked for 10 years in the human service field.

U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, (R-Arizona), sent a letter to West with some helpful information:  "You will be interested to learn that Arizona does indeed share a border with Mexico," Senator Kyl wrote. "I have enclosed a map for your convenience. I hope you will take the time to actually read the Arizona law before formulating an opinion about it and become familiar with our country's geography and the challenges that our border states face." Kyl, a conservative, had to school liberal Peggy West on 4th grade U.S. geography.

Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of this entire story is this: West serves as a mentor at Notre Dame Middle School. There, she can indoctrinate young minds into her anti-American socialist way of thinking. Just don't ask the kids about geography at Notre Dame.

Arizona SB1070 (pdf) and Fact Sheet for SB1070 (Arizona State Senate)
Arizona Senator Kyl Confirms His State is on the Mexico Border TMJ4
Spirited Debate In Wisconsin About Illegal Immigration Innocent Bystanders
Arizona Not A Border State??‎ KTAL
Supervisor Gets National Attention For Not Knowing Border WISN Milwaukee
Apology for Milwaukee official's gaffe Arizona Republic
Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West on AZ Immigration Law‎ Associated Content
County Supervisor, Peggy West, dumbest poltician east of the Mississippi Tucson Citizen
Senator Kyl Gives Supervisor Peggy West a Geography Lesson‎ Politics Daily
New Info from Milwaukee: Is there a Peggy West Connection to Illegals Before It's News
Cook County Board Approves Arizona Boycott and Contract of Arizona ‎ChicagoNow
LA/Chicago Boycott Arizona… Unless There's Money to be Made‎ Stop the ACLU