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May 03, 2010

In Another Interview, Fiorina Says She Doesn't Support Arizona's Law

In that Politico piece below, she says she does support Arizona's law, but here, she says she doesn't.

Immigration is proving a tricky issue for GOPers everywhere. Ms. Fiorina told us she supports increasing a federal temporary worker program and securing the borders, but opposes Arizona's new immigration law because it seeks to deal with a federal issue on a state level. In interviews with CNBC and Politico, though, she bent over backwards to say she "understands" the frustrations of Arizonans while decrying a "racist tone" adopted by some of its backers.

It seems like she either 1) took two contrary positions, or more likely 2) offered Politico a confusing and highly nuanced position of offering understanding only for the frustrations of Arizonans but not the actual law, which they then misreported as support of the law.

Or, they got it wrong, I guess.

My guess is they got it right and Fiorina is trying to have it both ways.

That won't do. I was willing to give her a break when I thought her positioning was merely rhetorical (and, to my mind, useful). But if she's going to equivocate on the substance -- Next.


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