Herman Cain, Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, has a plan for immigration.
“I just got back from China,” he said to a crowd of his supporters last week. “Ever heard of the Great Wall of China? It looks pretty sturdy. And that sucker is real high. I think we can build one if we want to! We have put a man on the moon, we can build a fence!”
Cain says his fence would be a hybrid between the Great Wall and “an electrical technology” — pause for a “Ren & Stimpy” flashback — but wait! There’s more.
“It will be a 20-foot wall, barbed wire, electrified on the top, and on this side of the fence, I’ll have that moat that President [Barack] Obama talked about. And I would put those alligators in that moat!”
Wait one second, Mr. Cain! Have you met Rep. Joe Walsh?
The Illinois Republican told HOH a few weeks ago that he was inspired by the same Obama speech in which the president insinuated that anti-immigration Republicans wouldn’t be happy even if the U.S. border was protected by a moat filled with alligators.
“A moat with a bunch of alligators would be a much more serious development than anything this president’s done [on immigration],” Walsh told HOH.
He is exploring legislation on how much it would cost the nation “to drop alligators in a moat.”
“It could be a jobs project, an environmental project, an animals rights project,” Walsh said.
Roll Call has launched a new feature, Hill Navigator, to advise congressional staffers and would-be staffers on how to manage workplace issues on Capitol Hill. Please send us your questions anything from office etiquette, to handling awkward moments, to what happens when the work life gets too personal. Submissions will be treated anonymously.