John McCain's been using a new line lately, and he trotted it out again during this weekend's swing through the Southwest. Barack Obama has "never been south of our border," he says, and this is 100% true, if you believe that Hawaii and Indonesia are north of Texas.
No, no, I'm just kidding. Like any good salsa salesman, John McCain knows "south of our border" is code for "Meh-hee-co"…
McCain, speaking in sun-washed Mesilla [New Mexico], derided Obama's lack of appreciation for Latino concerns.
"My friends, Sen. Obama has never been south of our border," McCain said. "He doesn't know these issues. I know them… I'm proud to be a senator from the West."
Ole! The gringo talks mucho bueno. El senor's many casas are su casas. Si, si, fourth meal. Do we have a rebuttal from the Obama campaign?
Wrong, said Tommy Vietor, an Obama spokesman. The Democrat visited Mexico while in college, he said.
Oh, well then.
I hear you can learn a lot about international relations during spring break in Tijuana.
Tags: Barack Obama, John McCain, Mexico