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October 16, 2007

Surprise…Even New Yorkers Don’t Want To Help Illegal Aliens Get Drivers Licenses

But it was so popular with the NY Times and Democratic activists!

Nearly three-quarters of New Yorkers surveyed in a recent poll oppose Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s proposal to let illegal immigrants obtain New York state drivers’ licenses.

The objections come as the governor’s job performance rating sinks to its lowest level since Mr. Spitzer took office, according to a new Siena College Research Institute poll released Monday.

The governor’s job performance rating was 41% positive and 55% negative, versus 44% to 49% last month, and well below the 57%-to-36% high he received in May.

“In four short months, the voters’ view of Spitzer’s job performance has reversed itself. Four times as many voters think he’s doing a poor job as think he’s doing an excellent job,” said Siena poll spokesman Steven Greenberg in a statement.

Right now there’s essentially no Republican Party in NY but thanks to Eliot “The Steamroller” Spitzer and the impending return of Ace to the Empire State, there just might be some hope for one reemerging.

Yesterday, Spitzer’s DMV Commissioner was subjected to a 4 hour grilling by members of the state Senate who know a wounded bit of prey when they see it.

If Gov. Eliot Spitzer doesn't put the brakes on his plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal aliens, the Republican-controlled Senate may throw up a roadblock by withholding funding needed to put the new system in place.

In addition to repeating fears that granting licenses to illegal aliens could allow terrorists to obtain important documents that would allow them to move freely in the country, Republicans also excoriated the Spitzer camp for springing the plan on lawmakers and county clerks last month with no warning or input.

"It was not an intentional slight," Swarts said of the lack of notice.

"A pretty big one, don't you think?" replied Sen. Andrew Lanza, R-Staten Island.

"There seems to be a bit of arrogance here in jamming it down the public's throat and saying 'this is good for you,' " said Libous.

Sure hurting national security is bad but if you really want to get a reaction from politicians cut into their institutional prerogatives. That will definitely get a reaction.

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