Truthdig, 6/21/7

When you combine a goat with an electric fence you get the solution … to illegal immigration? That’s Sen. Trent Lott’s answer to the immigration question.

When discussing the immigration bill with reporters Wednesday, Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott, R-Miss., offered the astute analogy of building an electric fence for goats to keeping out illegal immigrants. Though he was quick to say that he was not in fact proposing an electric goat fence, Lott voiced support for a fence that would be supported by technology such as radar and aerial surveillance. According to South Mississippi’s Sun Herald, Lott welcomed the controversy that would inevitably ensue, arguing that he has already offended everybody: “I’m doing great, aren’t I? But it gives you a level of utopia that is just so blissful.”