The Calif. governor said about the group of private citizens who are patrolling the country’s border with Mexico, “I support any time that a civilian wants to go and do the job that law enforcement cannot do.” (Story—scroll down)
Ironically, the governor made the statement at a campaign stop while trying to burnish his credentials with Latino voters—many of whom view Minutemen as akin to the KKK.
Also, higher up in the piece: Karl Rove gets booed while trying to woo Latinos at a conference.
L.A. Times (half way down the piece):
... Immigration politics also surfaced in California’s gubernatorial race Tuesday, with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger renewing his support for the civilian Minuteman border patrols at a campaign stop to showcase his Latino supporters in a Mexican restaurant in Lynwood.
“I support any time that a civilian wants to go and do the job that law enforcement cannot do,” Schwarzenegger said in response to a question.
“I’m for that. I’m not for any harassment. I’m not for anyone carrying weapons. I’m not for any of that.
“But I have, for instance, in my house ? for years and years and years ? I’ve hired private security to take care of my house, because I felt that the police could not really cover every single house and protect the children and families.”