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President Bush's proposal to return California to Mexico, or possibly Spain, is being opposed by leading Dems. And Mexican President Fox had some comments on the issue.
"California is our bread and butter," noted the cheerfully rotund Kennedy, as he sat on two chairs and sipped on a triple scotch this morning at a popular college bar in Georgetown. "Give away California, and we drown. I didn't go to electoral college for nothing, and I can count...We won't let Bush pull a fish onea fasht onea flesh one a fash one on us. Hellooooo?"
Said the perky but menopausal Californian Pelosi: "Giving California away as a gift is a moving, culturally-sensitive offer, but I wouldn't have a job anymore, would I?" She added "My sound bite for California is 'Mexican, but not Mexico.' By the way, "Pelosi" is a Mexican-sounding name, isn't it? How about Peliso?"
The not-so-perky, post-menopausal Reid said "I love California. I went there once, to Disneyland. 1955, it was, I think. It was great, and Mickey gave me some career tips, too."
Mrs. William Clinton offered this written comment: "We must be caring. We must be strong. We must be clear. We love Mexicans. We love Jesus. Love thy neighbor. We have a border. Yet we do not really have a border. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge."
However, Mexican President Vincente Fox offered this statement, through a spokesperson "We will take California back with pleasure, but we must build a wall on the border to keep the Anglos in. Otherwise, California will turn into another dump like Mexico, with chickens and dead dogs on the roads, barefoot kids begging everywhere and selling their sisters and mothers, and burritos burros for transportation. California without your Anglos we do not want."
Image: Ted Kennedy heroically volunteering to personally plug a levee breach in New Orleans last fall.