New Mexico governor Susana Martinez (and someone who I’d recommend as a good Intrade bet for the Republican VP nominee) has made her name for cracking down on illegal immigration, in particular supporting a bill to not allow undocumented people to get a drivers’ license. She’s always been hazy on how her family got into the country and now we see why–her grandparents came here illegally in the 1920s.
Of course, I couldn’t care less how her grandparents got here. I’m glad they did. I’m sure they made a better life for themselves. They gave their granddaughter the opportunity to be governor of a state. Too bad she is using her power to make life worse for the people from whom she is descended.