Looks like DREAM Act zealot Colin Powell has been talking to his lawyer in the last 24 hours. Since boasting yesterday on the talk show circuit that he employed illegal aliens to do work on his McLean, Va. manse, he has now performed a whiplash-inducing walk back of the standard Washington variety. He “misspoke.”
“We have millions and millions of illegal immigrants in our country, undocumented individuals, who are working, who are doing things we need done in this country,” he told NBC’s David Gregory on Sunday. “They’re all over my house, doing things, making repairs. I’m sure you’ve seen them at your house.
“I don’t hire illegal immigrants,” he said in the clarifying statement. “On Meet the Press yesterday, I referred to illegal immigrants working around my house. I was referring to the many service contractors who work in my neighborhood, using mostly immigrant workers, who do good work. Some may well be “illegal.”
Yesterday, he hired them knowingly and they were “all over” his house.
Today, he doesn’t hire them at all and they are simply “in [his] neighborhood.”
What a classic Beltway crapweasel. Time to head back to the political morgue and stay out of sight for another couple of years until Barack Obama needs his “Republican” endorsement.